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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Magdalene College MS Pepys 2006
Folios:Part 2 ff 60-86 (pages 346-377)
Sampled Folios:376, 377r
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Usage: all
the scribe's lower case 'a' stands above the level of surrounding letters making each 'a' seem like an upper case letter.
Usage: any
image to show size of 'a'.
Usage: that
the scribe has a form of straight-sided 'a' which does not stand quite so high. The two 'a's seem to be used randomly.
Usage: displese
looped 'd' with square or triangular-shaped lower lobe.
Usage: saued
'd' in final position with ascending tag.
Usage: Duchesse
one of the upper case 'D's.
Usage: Dome
Usage: grace
anglicana doubel compartment 'g' with both compartments of a similar size.
Usage: kyng
the letter is usually tilted to the right. Here in final position there is a curved descending tag attached to the horizontal slash.
Usage: Giltes
Usage: Enditingg(es)
abbreviation for the plural attached to double 'g'.
Usage: heuen
'h' usually has a foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: seith
crossed 'h' after 't' in final position.
Usage: herkenen
this could be an example of the scribe's upper case letter. The word is on the top line of text and although an upper case letter would not be expected for this word. The scribe has a tendency to mix upper and lower case throughout the text.
Usage: herkenen
long 'r' and modern 'r' alternate with no discernible pattern.
Usage: our
modern 'r' in final position with flourish probably for a missing final 'e'.
Usage: Remembraunce
'z'-shaped 'r' used mainly after 'o' but also after some consonants.
Usage: Remembraunce
upper case 'R'.
Usage: t(ra)nslaco(u)ns
sigma 's' is used in initial and in final positions as shown here.
Usage: seint
sigma 's' in initial position.
Usage: Soule
upper case 'S'.
Usage: Blessid
long 's' is used in medial positions.
Usage: Now
the scribe's more conventional 'w'.
Usage: wherfor
this complicated, interlaced loop form of 'w' is used most of the time.
Usage: wt
Usage: will
Usage: pray
the scribe's more usual type of 'y'.
Usage: ye
however, the scribe frequently copies a 'y' with sharp right-angled turn at the end of the tail rather than the softer curve of the regular letter.
Usage: Caunt(er)bury
Usage: many
Usage: synne
this 'e' used almost all the time by the scribe.
Usage: Boke
occasionally the scribe uses this open 'e'.
Usage: Reuoke
circular 'e' is also in the scribe's repertoire.
Usage: is
the scribe uses this circle for the dot of 'i' several times on this folio.
Usage: thei
where 'i' is the final letter as in this word, the circle for the dot of 'i' is joined to the letter.
Usage: þinge
Usage: Gracias
the 'i' in the scribe's formal script in 'Deo Gracias' at the end of the Retraction.
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