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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Corpus Christi College MS 201
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: all
double compartment 'a' used throughout. The down-stroke is thick and straight. The two compartments vary in size.
Usage: faste
in this example, the upper compartment is bigger than the lower one.
Usage: Ankrys
obviously intended as an upper case graph as tipped with red although not the first word. The next word 'Hermytys' is similarly tipped with red.
Usage: As
Usage: deep
most of the scribe's 'd' graphs are as here with open centre.
Usage: world
here the upper loop is closed but tangled with the previous graph.
Usage: bidderis
Usage: yfond
Usage: ga(n)
double compartment 'g' is used throughout.
Usage: slepy(n)g
a long horizontal stroke from the head of the graph almost collides with the caesural virgule.
Usage: beggeris
'g's of various sizes.
Usage: syghte
'g' appears rather squashed here with following 'h'.
Usage: hem
an upright graph of 'h'. Some of the scribe's 'h's lean forwards.
Usage: chaffare
the stem of 'h' is beginning to lean. The tail is long and sweeps under the previous graph.
Usage: what
here the 'w' appears to lean backwards and the 'h' to lean forwards.
Usage: Hermytys
Usage: ryche
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: tour
'r' in final position has an arched flourish.
Usage: boorne
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs. The thick claw-like extension from bottom left is part of the graph itself.
Usage: malverne
Usage: shoop
sigma 's' with strokes crossing at the head. Sigma 's' is used initially and in final position.
Usage: shrowdes
long 's' is used occasionally in initial position.
Usage: as
Usage: Sum(m)e
Usage: wyldernesse
'w's are similarly formed.
Usage: wawys
the middle limb varies in height and sometimes stands above the other elements of the graph.
Usage: wastoures
Usage: Wyrkynge
Usage: feerly
the left limb of 'y' is usually vertical. The tail is long and turns counter-clockwise, often running right back up over the line.
Usage: wery
Usage: Hermytys
Usage: thryvyn
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þis
thorn is used in all the usual places as well as sometimes merely to replace 'th'.
Usage: Boþe
Usage: seyȝ
Usage: heyȝ
Upper Case Letters
Usage: I
Usage: Vpon
Usage: Of
Usage: Poul
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