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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 140
Sampled Folios:85r, 86r
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Usage: sklaundre
a simple single compartment 'a'.
Usage: And
Usage: And
the basic shape of upper case 'A' is the same. The lower lobe varies in shape.
Usage: Alwey
Usage: do
both looped and unlooped 'd' are used by the scribe. The hairline stroke to close the head of the lobe is clearly visible in this example.
Usage: frende
an angular lobe to this looped 'd'.
Usage: forthered
in final position 'd' has a vertical tag.
Usage: Dispayred
Usage: god
secretary horned 'g' with counter-clockwise turn on the tail stroke.
Usage: thurgh
Usage: whi
neatly constructed 'h' with looped head-stroke resting on the shoulder and short tail.
Usage: loueth
crossed 'h' after 't' where 'h' is in final position.
Usage: respite
this scribe also uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
Usage: froward
modern 'r' with sloping stem. It is not possible to see whether the shoulder is joined to the stem by a hairline stroke.
Usage: your
similar use of a high flourish for final 'r' as was seen in Hand 1.
Usage: certes
a horned graph for kidney 's'.
Usage: Sith
the upper case graph.
Usage: with
a slightly simpler version of 'w' than Hand 1. A long approach stroke to the left limb.
Usage: Whiche
Usage: sayne
a similar formation of the 'y' graph with both arms of the body of the letter set parallel at an angle.
Usage: ye
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