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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Egerton 2864
Identification:Probably the same scribe copying at a different time: see Mosser 2010
Folios:274 mid-page - 341
Sampled Folios:276r
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Usage: a
single compartment 'a' used as the lower case graph.
Usage: Also
upper case 'A' is used to begin phrases, as the indefinite article, for some verbs and also as the initial letter of nouns.
Usage: ma + (flourish)
'a' with flourish for abbreviation of the word 'man', an abbreviation also used by Hand 1 of this manuscript.
Usage: Vnkyndely
the simple form of unlooped 'd' is used in the majority of cases on this folio.
Usage: god
'd' with loop is used rarely on this folio but does occur occasionally, mainly in final position.
Usage: conceyvid
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: did
example showing both looped and unlooped 'd'.
Usage: god
secretary 'g' with reverse flick of the tail-stroke.
Usage: thorough
the tail of 'g' descends in a more or less straight line from the body of the graph.
Usage: sweryng
'g' in final position with flourish, perhaps for a missing 'e'.
Usage: hir
initial 'h' with head-loop resting on the shoulder.
Usage: homecyde
initial 'h' with open head-stroke. This 'h' is frequently found after 's'.
Usage: thought
crossed 'h' in 'ght' combination.
Usage: Attry
thick angled stroke for modern 'r' with detached head-stroke.
Usage: morder
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: drynkes
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently after 'o', 'u', 'e' and 'a'. Also used after round-bodied consonants.
Usage: for
long otiose stroke on 'z'-shaped 'r'.
Usage: ellis
sigma 's' is used initially and in final position.
Usage: sleith
tiny approach stroke to the graph can be seen on the left of the shaft.
Usage: expresse
double 'ss' and double 'ff' have stems which frequently diverge.
Usage: which
'w' with looped head is used almost exclusively on this folio.
Usage: halowes
'w' with unlooped head-strokes is hardly ever used on this folio.
Usage: sweryng
Usage: workes
Usage: barreyn
the scribe uses two main types of 'y', this one with a curved tail and version 2 with a straighter tail.
Usage: vnkyndely
Usage: shryfte
it is possible to see the faint trail of an extended tail on 'y'.
Usage: wordely
when in final position in the line, the scribe allows himself licence to extend the tail of 'y' into the right margin.
Usage: Ire
very similar formation to 'I' by Hand 1 in this manuscript.
Usage: Idyll
Usage: divers
'v' very similar to that of Hand 1.
Usage: vnnethe
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