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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Hh.4.12
Folios:28v-33v, 44v-47r
Sampled Folios:28v, 44r
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Usage: aye
a simple single compartment 'a' is used throughout in the text.
Usage: than
Usage: amore
a more elaborate 'a' from the scribe's display script.
Usage: And
Usage: dere
unlooped 'd' is the preferred graph.
Usage: disport
looped 'd' is used occasionally in initial position.
Usage: markyd
Usage: childe
occasionally the oblique stroke crosses the previous graph.
Usage: go
a humanist form of 'g' with tail descending at an oblique angle backwards from the lobe. This then abruptly turns back on itself towards the right and finishes by curling back on itself beneath the stroke.
Usage: aught
Usage: langueo
Usage: redyng
a flourish on 'g' in final position.
Usage: hono(ur)
very straight and upright stems for 'h', 'l' and 'b' with few looped heads.
Usage: thow
there is occasional variation and sometimes 'h' has a looped head.
Usage: redyth
when 'h' is in final position following 't' it is frequently crossed.
Usage: honores
Usage: ryfe
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: ofter
sometimes 'r' has a distinct foot.
Usage: dere
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: Rede
Usage: support
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: is
a modern-looking 's' used in final position.
Usage: shall
Usage: tymes
Usage: wery
current form of 'w' with left arm standing higher than the rest of the graph.
Usage: how
Usage: inward
Usage: Wax
a long curving lead-in stroke to the upper case graph.
Usage: tymes
'y' mainly follows this pattern with long, straight tail at an oblique angle.
Usage: thy
Usage: the gyse
very occasionally the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise, perhaps because of the previous graph.
Usage: blysse
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