single compartment secretary 'a' is used throughout.
upper case initial letter of a line.
upper case 'A' as the first letter of the top line showing exaggerated extension.
unlooped 'd' is the preferred graph, though the scribe has looped 'd' in his repertoire..
'd' is often ligatured to a following 'e'.
'd' in final position, looped and with flourish.
tailed 'g' is the prferred graph.
note the tail curving back on itself with reverse flick.
the last two letters of the word 'Prologg' written in a quasi-display script used for explicit and incipit.
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the head-loop does not make contact with the shoulder.
'H' as upper case letter in the word 'THer' which begins the Physician's Tale. The scribe is fond of extending the stems of some graphs on the top line.
a cross bar occurs on the 'h' at the end of this word.
an 'h' with similar crossing feature which occurs on the top line of the folio, hence the elaborated stem.
modern 'r' used throughout in every position.
this is a well-formed example of the scribe's 'z'-shaped 'r' which is often much looser in construction.
'z'-shaped 'r' here seen as the initial letter of the word. It is set higher than the letter which follows it.
upper case 'R' as the initial letter.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
long 's' often neatly hooked over at the top. Used in initial and medial positions.
upper case 's' at the beginning of a line.
in 'ss' and 'ff' the first letter is lower than the second and the stem splays out to the left.
'w' in initial position.
Usage: Now wol
'w's on the top line again giving the scribe the opportunity to extend the initial stroke.
upper case 'W' as the first letter of a line.
the scribe varies the tail stroke of 'y'. It is either thin and barely curved as in this version, or with more conventional curve as in version 2.
occasionally the left fork of 'y' is much longer than the right.
upper case 'I' is individual. The scribe has a more conventional shape (as in version 4), but this form is found on several occasions on the two folios examined.
Usage: I wept
Usage: I holde
the scribe almost always uses a long curved lead-in stroke to 'n', 'm', 'w', 'N'.