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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Sloane 1685
Sampled Folios:46v
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Usage: mares
the shape of this graph varies little. The upper compartment sits just proud of preceding and following letters.
Usage: And
first letter of a line.
Usage: And
another slight variation on the upper case letter.
Usage: Toward
the lower lobe of looped 'd' frequently disports a small tag which gives a pointed look to the lower lobe.
Usage: seide
in this example the letter is rounder.
Usage: Toward
'd' in final position with descending tag.
Usage: goth
double compartment 'diamond' 'g' used throughout.
Usage: seigh
'gh' combination.
Usage: lepyng
Usage: This
arching head-loop and foot at the base of the stem in this example of 'h'.
Usage: harrow
the stem of 'h' does not always have the angled foot and the head-stroke may return to connect with the stem.
Usage: Iohn
example of crossed 'h'.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' to begin a line with attached otiose curve to the left of the stem which extends into the left margin.
Usage: trowe
modern 'r' is used on almost every occasion on this folio. Sometimes configured with a straight initial minim.
Usage: mares
two or three examples of long 'r' on this folio.
Usage: corn
the only instance of 'z'-shaped 'r' on the folio.
Usage: Meller
detached head with flourish for this 'r' in final position..
Usage: is
sigma 's' is used in most initial and final positions.
Usage: shuld
long 's' used here in initial position but used elsewhere medially.
Usage: Steppe
upper case 'S'.
Usage: word
all the scribe's 'w's are this same basic shape.
Usage: was
inclination to the left of both arms of 'w'. The 'B'-shaped element is to the right.
Usage: fynt
Usage: wardeyn
the scribe occasionally joins 'y' to the following letter, especially when the 'n' graph follows.
Usage: Yit
'Y' in initial position in the line. 'y' is rarely dotted and there is only one other example on this folio.
Usage: forþ
thorn is used frequently in every position in a word. On this folio, the 'th' combination is used on three occasions which occur at the beginning of a line. Otherwise only on one other occasion is 'th' used within the text. Thorn is used at all other times.
Usage: þikke'
Usage: boþen
Serrated Upper Case Letters
Usage: Toward
a peculiar serrated form of upper case 'T'. The scribe also uses an upper case version of 'T' with no serration. Hand 1 in this manuscript also used some graphs serrated at the left side.
Usage: Oure
again a serrated left side to this letter 'O'.
Usage: þorouȝ
yogh used for 'gh' in this word. The same word is repeated on the same line and again the yogh is used. There are no other examples on this folio.
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