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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Harley 3869
Identification:May be hands 1 and 2
Sampled Folios:34r
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Usage: anon
single compartment 'a' with square lobe.
Usage: also
Usage: whas
single compartment 'a' with rounded lobe.
Usage: And
Usage: dar
both looped and unlooped 'd's are used. They alternate to no particular plan but unlooped 'd' is used most frequently.
Usage: desplesed
(first d) where looped 'd' is used, it is more often in initial position, though it can also be used occasionally in medial and final positions.
Usage: lady
Usage: god
Usage: grucche
tailed 'g' is used almost all the time.
Usage: oghne
the single occurrence of anglicana 'g' on the folio examined.
Usage: þogh
tailed 'g' is consistently formed.
Usage: strengþe
Usage: hertes
'h' may have a looped head or it may be left open.
Usage: what
the limb of 'h' is often short, finishing in line with the lower part of the stem.
Usage: noght
'h' in the combination 'ght' is crossed.
Usage: Hast
the upper case graph.
Usage: rede
modern 'r' is used throughout in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: ferr
Usage: fortune
'z'-shaped 'r' only appears after 'o' on the folio examined.
Usage: Regis
an upper case 'R' in the rubric.
Usage: soffre
long 's' is used in all initial and medial positions.
Usage: hertes
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: vnbuxomnesse
Usage: So
Usage: wol
looped 'w' with 'B'-shaped element to the right is used consistently throughout.
Usage: was
Usage: Now
the middle loop of 'w' stands above the elements on either side.
Usage: Whan
the upper case version is exactly the same as the lower case.
Usage: pleinly
although not represented in the 'y's shown here, 'y' is occasionally dotted.
Usage: heuy
Usage: myhte
Usage: many
sometimes the tail of 'y' returns and ends above the body of the graph.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: Wiþ
the stem of thorn is thick and set at a slant.
Usage: telleþ
thorn is used on all occasions for 'th' except where 'Th' begins a line.
Usage: ȝe
on the folio examined, yogh is used as equivalent to 'y'.
Usage: ȝoure
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: Bot
Usage: Confessor
Usage: Of
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