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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D.82
Sampled Folios:25r
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Usage: algate
double compartment 'a' with triangular upper compartment.
Usage: may
Usage: And
Usage: And
Usage: demeth
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: stonde
Usage: goddesse
the graph is formed consistently.
Usage: seid
Usage: grace
double compartment 'g'.
Usage: among
a point to the left of the lower compartment as seen here, is more usual.
Usage: goddesse
Usage: Grysel
the upper case graph.
Usage: hath
the tail-stroke usually ends just beyond the line of the stem.
Usage: Which
'h' is frequently crossed when it is in final position following 'c' or 't'.
Usage: demeth
Usage: Hath
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: drawe
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: hir
in final position 'r' has a flourish.
Usage: part
the single example of long 'r' on this folio.
Usage: Ragman
Usage: set
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: his
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: seid
a single example of initial sigma 's' on this folio.
Usage: She
Usage: witnesse
'w' is always a tall graph, evenly formed.
Usage: wost
as in the last example, these 'w's occur on words in the middle of a line so are not upper case graphs.
Usage: vntrewe
'w' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: Which
at the beginning of a line and formed in exactly the same way as the lower case graphs.
Usage: yeres
the tail of 'y' continues down from the fork at a forty-five degree angle and usually has a small curl counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: my
Usage: weye
Usage: Grysel
Upper Case Letters
Usage: The
Usage: It
Usage: But
Usage: Lo
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