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De Regimine Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. USA, New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 493
Current Manuscript:USA, New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 493
Sampled Folios:1r, 77v
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Usage: and
the scribe's hand varies through the manuscript. Both single compartment and double compartment 'a' are used. At the beginning of the manuscript, there are more single compartment graphs.
Usage: all
double compartment 'a' is also used. The letter is usually larger than those around it.
Usage: And
this word is at the beginning of a line so it is probably the upper case version of the graph.
Usage: And
an upper case 'A' on the first folio of the manuscript so perhaps a special version for display purposes.
Usage: desire
'd' is looped. The bowl is generally quite small in comparison to the tall loop.
Usage: good
'd' in final position often has an extension to the loop which curves down and under the graph.
Usage: hadden
the lobe of 'd' may be pointed.
Usage: haboundaunce
Usage: good
'g' is always double compartment.
Usage: A mong
both compartments are rounded with the lower compartment usually slightly bigger than the upper one. Here, 'g' is in final position with curving flourish above the graph.
Usage: begge
Usage: God
an upper case graph from the first folio. Again, this may be the scribe's more elaborate version.
Usage: his
'h' is looped at the head and has a limb which may be curved, as here, or straighter, as in versions 2 and 3.
Usage: such
when 'h' follows 'c', 'g' or 't' is is usually crossed.
Usage: þogh
Usage: Here
a more elaborate 'H' in initial position.
Usage: retourne
long 'r' is used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
Usage: welefar
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: memorie
on the folios examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' only seems to be used after 'o'.
Usage: ffadir
a stray modern 'r'.
Usage: sett
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: was
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: siknes
Usage: Son
the scribe has several ways of decorating his upper case 'S'.
Usage: were
'w' may be found with or without a curving approach stroke to the left limb.
Usage: knaw
Usage: What
one version of the scribe's upper case 'W'.
Usage: Which
an elaborate upper case 'W' near to the front of the manuscript.
Usage: hy
the tail of 'y' is generally straight. The angle at which it descends may vary.
Usage: fyve
a slightly curved tail in this example.
Usage: by
Usage: foley
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt þu
thorn is mainly used as here for abbreviations followed by a superscript letter.
Usage: þogh
Usage: ȝerly
yogh is used frequently, but only as equivalent to 'y'.
Usage: ȝeld
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Off
Usage: Now
Usage: That
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