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Gower Scribe II
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Oxford, All Souls College MS 98
Current Manuscript:Oxford, All Souls College MS 98
Sampled Folios:21v, 118r
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Usage: amor
the scribe uses double compartment 'a' throughout.
Usage: patria
Usage: Attendi
all upper case 'A's on the folios examined are formed as in this example.
Usage: Aduentum
the square lobe, the fine approach stroke to the head of the diagonal stroke and the foot to the right are consistent in each example.
Usage: dolores
'd' may be looped as in this example. The lower compartment is extremely angular, the loop neatly contained above.
Usage: ordo
the scribe also uses this 'd' with reverse formation of the loop which is often not closed.
Usage: describit
Usage: Dulcior
upper case 'D'.
Usage: genas
'g' also has two very angular compartments. The upper compartment appears diamond-shaped, the lower compartment is triangular.
Usage: Ignorans
Usage: contingebant
a longer upper compartment in this example.
Usage: gradus
Usage: has
'h' has an angular stroke at the head which is left open. There is an angled foot to the stem.
Usage: hic
the limb does not extend beneath the graph and the tail-stroke may follow either a clockwise path or it may turn counter-clockwise as here.
Usage: honores
the scribe's textura hand used for the incipits and explicits does not vary very much from his normal script.
Usage: Hand
Usage: rerum
the stem of 'r' is basically two diamond shapes set one below the other. The shoulder is a third stroke of similar formation.
Usage: tempore
'z'-shaped 'r' has the two strokes joined by hairlines with otiose stroke descending in a straight line from the lower left of the graph.
Usage: virtutes
an 'r' from the scribe's display script which has a straight stem with angled foot rather than the double diamond formation.
Usage: terra
Usage: statuit
long 's' with angled head is used in initial position.
Usage: remotus
an angular '8'-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: suas
Usage: Sic
upper case serpentine 'S' with horizontal head-stroke and horizontal base.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Quid
many of the scribe's upper case graphs have a diamond shape within the graph itself. There is usually either a vertical or horizontal line which bisects the diamond tying in either top and bottom of the graph or the two sides.
Usage: Nec
Usage: Talia
Usage: Prouocat
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ignorans
Usage: Classem
Usage: Leges
Usage: Vt
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