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Egerton 2658 scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. England, York, University of York, Borthwick Institute for Archives, Add. 196
Current Manuscript:England, York, University of York, Borthwick Institute for Archives, Add. 196
Sampled Folios:1, 2, 50
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Usage: a
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: macomete
the head of the graph varies and is sometimes horned as in this example.
Usage: And
the scribe has a number of upper case 'A's.
Usage: A
this is the 'A' found most commonly.
Usage: dredful
'd' is generally formed consistently with neat upper loop and compact, sometimes pointed, lower lobe.
Usage: passed
this final 'd' is '8'-shaped.
Usage: hadde
Usage: Dowel
the upper case version of 'D'.
Usage: god
'g' is tailed and the graph has a flat, horizontal head-stroke which extends to link with the following graph. The compartment is almost a triangle.
Usage: mornyng
the tail of 'g' sometimes continues in a clockwise arc or, as here, turns briefly clockwise and immediately counter-clockwise. This final 'g' is tagged.
Usage: brigges
Usage: prologus
anglicana double compartment 'g' in the rubric.
Usage: haue
'h' has an arching head-stroke which extends quite a way beyond the line of the shoulder before curling back to make contact.
Usage: rightfullych
'h' after 'c' is crossed.
Usage: hight
'h' is also crossed in this combination.
Usage: Howe
the upper case version.
Usage: rent
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: sauiour
Usage: Sorrye
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs such as 'p' and 'b'. Note that a modern 'r' follows the 'z'-shaped version.
Usage: Reule
Usage: scabbed
long 's' is used in initial position as well as medially.
Usage: wedres
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: seson
sometimes the head of long 's' extends over a number of following graphs.
Usage: Sette
Usage: wake
the left limb of 'w' often has a turned foot.
Usage: lawe
the head-strokes usually curl over to the right.
Usage: dowel
'w' in the display script with 'additions' at the head of the graph.
Usage: Wikked
a more exaggerated left limb for this upper case 'W'.
Usage: wydous
'y' has a tortured tail which swings immediately left beneath the body of the graph then curls back counter-clockwise.
Usage: holy
Usage: myght
Usage: dyyng
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þus
thorn is used frequently on all occasions including as a replacement for 'th'.
Usage: sayþ
Usage: aȝen
the value of yogh is equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: ȝow
Upper Case Letters
Usage: And
Usage: But
Usage: Til
Usage: I
upper case 'I' with floreated head.
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