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Hand A
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Magdalen College MS Lat. 213
Identification:Hooked G scribe
Folios:1-3vb, line 6 (i.e. does Latin at top of column); 5ra-end
Sampled Folios:p1
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Usage: and
single compartment 'a' comprising either two straight arms joined by hairline, as here, or 'a' with short angled head stroke before a more curved down-stroke as in version 2.
Usage: as
Usage: And
the version of upper case 'A' used most frequently.
Usage: And
a second version of upper case 'A'.
Usage: drawe
'd' may be simple, as here or looped as in the second example.
Usage: good
looped 'd' in final position with descending otiose descending tag.
Usage: gold
unlooped 'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: Debet
the scribe's upper case 'D'.
Usage: god
secretary tailed 'g' with the tip of the descending stroke at the right standing higher than the left stroke. The graph is very similar to that of the hooked 'g' scribe, yet no hook can be found in this scribe's hand.
Usage: Writing
'g' in final position with vertical tag to finish.
Usage: magis
Usage: God
the scribe's upper case 'G'.
Usage: his
lower case 'h' with head loop which leans forward and rests on the shoulder.
Usage: shineth
the tail-stroke turns immediately clockwise at a right angle to the limb. The tail is then a horizontal stroke.
Usage: Iohes
Usage: He
upper case graph with distinct foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: rewe
the down-stroke of modern 'r' is gently curved.
Usage: werre
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Roberti
Usage: shuld
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The descender is thick but with fine head stroke attached.
Usage: membres
kidney 's' is used in final position. Again this graph has a fine descending otiose stroke to finish.
Usage: passed
the stem of long 's' is thick and gently curved.
Usage: So
serpentine double-lined 'S' with fish-tail hook.
Usage: wisdam
lower case 'w' is rounded with closed loops at the head.
Usage: now
Usage: Writing
the scribe has two upper case 'W's. This version has a foot at the lower left and closed head loops.
Usage: Which
a second upper case 'W' has an arched approach stroke to the left limb and an open head.
Usage: they
the fork of 'y' rests on the line. The tail-stroke is a fine wavy line, often quite short.
Usage: yiuen
Usage: ayein
Usage: Yit
Usage: pliȝt
no thorns on the folios examined but frequent use of yogh.
Usage: brouȝt
yogh is equivalent to 'gh'.
Usage: thouȝ
Usage: nouȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Of
some elaborate spidery upper case graphs.
Usage: But
Usage: In
Usage: That
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