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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:Coventry, City Archives, Acc. 325/1
Folios:1-95vb: Hoccleve, Chaucer and Mandeville.
Sampled Folios:64v
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Usage: and
double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout.
Usage: awaite
Usage: And
an alternative form of upper case 'A', the single example on this folio.
Usage: And
the upper case 'A' used almost all the time.
Usage: desireth
both looped and unlooped 'd' are used.
Usage: good
looped 'd' is mainly though not exclusively used in final position.
Usage: dere
looped 'd' in initial position.
Usage: eendid
Usage: gretnes
'g' is always a double compartment graph.
Usage: thingis
a really flattened lower compartment with horizontal aspect.
Usage: bregge
Usage: through
'g' in relation to a following 'h', which is always crossed.
Usage: hertis
Usage: worth
'h' in final position. When 'h' follows 'c', and 't' and is in final position, it is always crossed. Where 'h' follows 'g' it is always crossed even if the 'h' is not the final letter of the word.
Usage: beginnith
crossed 'h' in the incipit.
Usage: right
Usage: right
modern 'r' is used in every position except after 'o' and 'e'.
Usage: our
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: better
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'e'. This 'r' always has an otiose stroke descending from the lower left side of the graph. It may be curled or straight.
Usage: Regne
upper case 'R' with approach stroke which runs parallel with the stem. This may be because of the position of 'R' in the middle of a line. Other upper case 'R's have an approach stroke which describes an arc from the level of the line to the head of the graph.
Usage: saide
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. The lead-in stroke to the shaft is almost always visible.
Usage: hertis
'8'-shaped 's' always used in final position.
Usage: passinge
Usage: sharpe
long 's' with head-stroke looping to join th following 'h'.
Usage: with
in initial position, 'w' usually has an approach stroke to the left limb.
Usage: wt
the scribe frequently uses the abbreviated form.
Usage: owne
Usage: which
Usage: yafe
'y' generally has a left limb which descends vertically.
Usage: may
the tail returns counter-clockwise and usually reaches the level of the line.
Usage: peynes
Usage: Youth
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: þt
thorn is mainly used for the abbreviated forms for 'that' and 'the'.
Usage: þe
the scribe's thorn is very similar to his 'y' at times.
Usage: þe
thorn is also used by the scribe in the rubric.
Usage: haþe
the only occasion on this folio where thorn is used apart from for the abbreviated forms of 'that' and 'the'. The scribe may have been trying to justify the margins of his second column and used an abbreviation instead.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: To
Usage: But
Usage: I
Usage: Paienge
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