this scribe made a copy of 'Truth' on f41r of the manuscript. He also added a memorial fragment of the description of the Parson's Tale from the Canterbury Tales. The hand is informal. Double compartment anglicana 'a' throughout.
upper case 'A' with square compartment and arching stroke which appears as a semi-circle over the body of the graph.
'd' is looped with a pointed lower lobe.
the lower compartment of the graph sits horizontally on the line.
'd' in final position is tagged.
almost circular upper case 'D' with internal descender.
'g' is always the double compartment anglicana type. The lower compartment is triangular in appearance.
the lower compartment frequently has a tag protruding from the bottom right of the lower compartment.
'g' in final position usually has a final descending tag to finish.
a little difficult to see what is going on here.
'h' is fairly evenly formed with looped head and a tapering limb which descends vertically from the shoulder.
this particular copy of 'Truth' has an envoy to Vache as the final stanza.
'H' as the first letter of the line. Sometimes the upper case 'H' has a loop to the left of the shaft.
long 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
'r' in final position is sometimes flourished probably to represent a missing final 'e'.
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions.
6-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
upper case 'S' occurs several times and is usually decorated with either a single or a double slash.
the scribe's 'w' is fairly consistent with left limb angled out to the left and middle arm looped over at the head.
there is occasional variation.
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
'y' is usually dotted.
a current form of 'y' which appears almost as an 'n' with curving tail turning counter-clockwise to finish.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used on many occasions as a replacement for 'th'.
yogh is also used frequently.
|Upper Case Letters|
an interesting version of upper case 'T'.
hairline stroke to connect the two elements of the graph with diagonal dash from the centre of the hairline.
upper case 'K'. 'L' and 'H' (sometimes) have either an angled stroke to the left of the stem as here, or a more looped version.
current form of upper case 'B' which is easily confused with 'D'.
where 't', 'f', 'k' and sometimes 'g' occur at the end of a word, the scribe often attaches a short descending tag to the cross-bar.
ampersand usually has a curved stroke above.