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Hand 4
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Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 28561
Folios:326-337v (art. 10)
Sampled Folios:326r
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Usage: grace
the scribe uses a mixture of anglicana and secretary forms. He has both double and single compartment 'a'. Here the 'a' is straight-sided with horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: and
a very angular single compartment 'a'.
Usage: Capitulum
a horned effect to this graph in his more formal script for the glosses.
Usage: Archebiship
Usage: dede
the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd'. 'd' is sometimes ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: dude
both 'd's are looped in this example. The lower lobe of the first 'd' is very pointed.
Usage: buddud
d' in final position with tag.
Usage: Dethe
upper case 'D'.
Usage: god
only the secretary form of 'g' is used on the folio examined. The angled stroke making up the left side of the lobe is unusual.
Usage: Aigolonde
the tail is presented in a number of different ways. Here the tail turns clockwise and extends horizontally beneath the preceding graph.
Usage: knyght
Usage: Gauelon
upper case 'G' with parallel line decoration.
Usage: helthe
(first 'h') most of the scribe's 'h' graphs have a distinctly angled foot.
Usage: Archebiship
the tail of 'h' is usually neatly contained beneath the graph.
Usage: beginneth
the tail of 'h' turns clockwise and runs horizontal along the line.
Usage: Here
elaborately finished 'H' to begin the incipit to the Prologue.
Usage: right
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: Furre
Usage: grete
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Roulonde
Usage: speris
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. It is a neatly executed graph with even formation, finishing just below the level of the line.
Usage: greuous
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: Sarȝyns
upper case version of 'S' within the text.
Usage: Story
a serpentine 'S' with decorative features is used in the gloss.
Usage: wile
again, the formation of 'w' hardly deviates. The scribe is well in control of all features of his copying.
Usage: how
Usage: wt
Usage: wherefore
Usage: yow
'y' is undotted and has a short tail.
Usage: many
Usage: ydolle
Usage: namys
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn used for the definite article and also for pronouns.
Usage: þt
Usage: fflyȝt
yogh is used as equivalent to 'gh'.
Usage: ȝere
here yogh is used as equivalent to 'y'. Yogh is also used as 'z' in the word 'Sarȝyns'.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Emp(er)oure
the neat formation of graphs is also seen in the scribe's upper case letters.
Usage: Charlis
another variation on upper case 'C' may be seen in version 4.
Usage: Iame
Usage: Citte
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