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Hand B
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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 7333
Folios:25-32v, 57rv, 73rv, 134r, 157-164
Sampled Folios:134r
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Usage: armes
square-shaped single compartment 'a'.
Usage: Bellona
'a' in final position with horned head.
Usage: At
upper case 'A' with horizontal spread to the lower lobe and a loop at the head.
Usage: Alas
Usage: drede
a neatly-formed looped 'd' graph.
Usage: Honured
'd' in final position frequently has an exaggerated downward flourish.
Usage: and
the scribe also uses unlooped 'd' .
Usage: Devoured
although not at the beginning of a line, this is the scribe's upper case 'D'.
Usage: god
secretary tailed 'g' with horizontal stroke across the head.
Usage: nogh
sometimes the tail of 'g' curves back to the right. This is almost always the case in the 'gh' or 'ght' combination.
Usage: begynnyng
occasionally the tail of 'g' is very short indeed.
Usage: regyone
Usage: what
limb and tail-stroke of 'h' either neatly tucked away as here or turning counter-clockwise as in version 2.
Usage: englissh
Usage: his
'h' with almost no tail stroke.
Usage: Hir
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line with tail-stroke extending far into the left margin.
Usage: Arcite
both long 'r' and modern 'r' are used by this scribe.
Usage: armes
modern 'r' with stem which curls up to join the detached shoulder stroke.
Usage: story
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: feirer
'r' in final position with long upward flourish.
Usage: his
a 6-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: this
sigma 's' with horizontal extension used occasionally in final position.
Usage: passed
the splayed aspect of 'ss'.
Usage: So
Usage: which
'w' usually comprises two angled arms with single lobe to the right. Occasionally there is a short looping approach stroke.
Usage: with
Usage: lawrier
the scribe does have this variation with the two arms looped at the head.
Usage: Within
yet another variation with the two arms billowing outwards to the left before curling back to close at the head. There is a B-shaped element to the right.
Usage: my
the tail of 'y' presents in a variety of ways. Here the tail descends at a 45 degree angle and there is no return.
Usage: fyre
a wide curve on the tail of this 'y'.
Usage: guy
the tail of 'y' looped back up over the body of the letter.
Usage: Yong
in initial position in the line.
Usage: þe
the stem of thorn is a thick stroke.
Usage: þt
the 't' of the superscript letter sits over the v-shaped space between stem and the beginning of the lobe.
Usage: þ(er)e
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