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Current Manuscript:USA, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections MS Garrett 137
Folios:Tabula on 1-2v, 28v line 8-30v, 40v-54v and headings in rubric throughout.
Sampled Folios:29v
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Usage: and
single compartment secretary 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: matere
some 'a's are more rounded than the straight-sided graph of version 1.
Usage: Allas
the more rounded version of upper case 'A'.
Usage: As
'A' is more angular in this example.
Usage: dere
both looped and unlooped 'd' are used by the scribe.
Usage: lond
looped 'd' tends to be used in final position, as here with descending tag.
Usage: dedyst
Usage: Do
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
Usage: good
secretary 'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise is used throughout.
Usage: nothyng
Usage: myghtyst
Usage: Grounded
a well-formed upper case graph.
Usage: hym
'h' tends to lean over to the right. The head is generally an open arch over the next letter.
Usage: sownyth
it is not clear whether this 'h' is crossed or whether it is merely a smudge.
Usage: hold hys
an excellent example to show the description of 'h' in version 1. The shoulder of 'h' frequently drops below the level of following graphs.
Usage: slaughter
the horizontal slash from 'g' links on to the following 'h' graph.
Usage: reuerente
although 'z'-shaped 'r' is used most frequently and in all positions, modern 'r' is also used by this scribe.
Usage: honour
modern 'r' appears more frequently in final position with flourish, although 'z'-shaped 'r' is also used unflourished in final position.
Usage: master
Usage: rede
modern 'r' used unusually as the initial letter.
Usage: sadnesse
long 's' used in all initial and medial positions.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: assente
Usage: Suche
upper case 'S' as the first letter of a line.
Usage: wold
Usage: þow
'w' in final position.
Usage: wonte was
Usage: What
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
Usage: yf
'y' is evenly formed with tail describing a thick and deeply curved arc counter-clockwise.
Usage: my
Usage: ynglysch
Usage: eylyth
Usage: þe
Usage: þow
Usage: þat
Usage: þis
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: But
Usage: Of
Usage: In
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