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Hand 4
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1. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 149
Identification:William Stevens?
Sampled Folios:92r
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Usage: that
single compartment 'a' used throughout and evenly formed.
Usage: chanons
'a' in the explicit. The scribe does not use a display script for the rubrics.
Usage: souerayn
Usage: As
Usage: discouer
looped 'd' used most of the time.
Usage: deite
the only example of unlooped 'd' on this folio.
Usage: endid
Usage: and dere
Usage: god
tailed 'g' with short tapering tail.
Usage: magnacia
the tail of 'g' often turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: p(ro)log
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: thogh
a typical 'gh' combination with horizontal cross stroke at the head of 'g' linking to the following graph.
Usage: endith
there is little variation in the formation of 'h'.
Usage: that
the angle of the descent of the tail-stroke from the limb of 'h' defines the aspect of the hand on the folio. The angle of the descenders of other graphs such as 'p', long 's' and 'f' combine to give the hand its slanting appearance.
Usage: right
Usage: Here
'H' at the opening of the rubric so presumably meant to be upper case graph. There is no difference between upper and lower case 'h'.
Usage: sir
modern 'r' used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: sworn
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and some consonants.
Usage: discouer
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: Right
a rather murky upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: sothefastnes
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: dissiple
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. The stem is thick with fine head-stroke.
Usage: thus syn
final sigma 's' followed by initial long 's'.
Usage: Saide
the upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: was
there is very little variation in the scribe's 'w' graph.
Usage: trew
Usage: wirche
Usage: Whom
a very cursive 'W' at the beginning of a line showing that there is no distinction between upper and lower case letters.
Usage: prevey
'y' frequently has a tiny tail with little extension.
Usage: aduersary
occasionally the tail is extended.
Usage: yoman
Usage: Y fourmid
no distinction between the upper and lower case letters.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Pigmalion
Usage: Now
Usage: Bot
Usage: God
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