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Hand A
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 6291
Sampled Folios:23r, 67v
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Usage: tamen
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: Pauper
the scribe's hand appears very angular at times.
Usage: quasi
Usage: Amplius
upper case 'A' with square lower lobe.
Usage: denigrat
very angular looped 'd's with small contained upper loop.
Usage: domos
Usage: audiuit
unlooped 'd' with added head used in the gloss.
Usage: Dompnus
the scribe's upper case 'D'.
Usage: grata
double compartment 'g' used throughout with triangular lower lobe.
Usage: ergo
Usage: religionis
the lower lobe is not always completely finished off.
Usage: fugiendo
Usage: hec
'h' with distinct foot and triangular head-loop.
Usage: honestas
the tail-stroke turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: honeste
Usage: Hunc
an upper case graph which is no different from the lower case ones.
Usage: recitanda
short modern 'r' with stem formed almost as two diamonds.
Usage: vir
'r' in final position with slight upturn at the lower end of the shoulder.
Usage: corde
'z'-shaped 'r' of the same formation but without shoulder is used after 'o'.
Usage: Rem
a squarish upper case 'R'.
Usage: sibi
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: monachus
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: Successit
Usage: Sic
upper case 'S'.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Turpior
Usage: Pauper
Usage: Quos
Usage: In
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