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Hand B
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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Mm.2.21
Folios:33-40, 89-96, 137-144
Sampled Folios:33r, 35r, 89r, 137r
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Usage: as
double compartment 'a' is used throughout. The size of the compartments varies from graph to graph.
Usage: Chamberlein
Usage: And
one version of upper case 'A' on this folio.
Usage: And
the more commonly used upper case 'A'.
Usage: duelle
looped 'd' used throughout in the text.
Usage: assaied
the upper loop may be contained above the graph or may extend backwards over preceding graphs.
Usage: dilige(n)ci(us)
unlooped 'd' used in the gloss in the right margin, also in the hand of the scribe.
Usage: Deceyued
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line and tipped with yellow.
Usage: glad
double compartment 'g' is used throughout. The lower compartment is usually a little in advance of the upper compartment, giving the graph a tilted appearance.
Usage: þing
when 'g' is in final position, the horizontal slash from the top of the upper compartment is slightly extended and angles down.
Usage: þoghten
Usage: degre
Usage: he
'h' has a straight stem sometimes leaning slightly towards the right.
Usage: hyhe
the head-stroke is occasionally set at an angle.
Usage: soghte
again 'h' is at an angle. The tail stroke varies in length.
Usage: Hire
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line and tipped with yellow.
Usage: restreigneþ
modern 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: Wher
'r' in final position with upward turn, perhaps as a flourish for a missing final 'e'.
Usage: lorde
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: Rome
upper case 'R'.
Usage: scholde
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: þis
the scribe occasionally uses a semi-kidney-shaped 's' in final position. However, his main graph for final 's' is the '8'-shaped version seen in 3.
Usage: cas
'8'-shaped final 's'.
Usage: Sche
upper case 'S' tipped with yellow.
Usage: which
the scribe's 'w's are very variable but the basic formation is of a straight left limb with fine stroke to close the head, a straight middle stroke with head-stroke curling over to the right and a 'B'-shaped element to finish.
Usage: how
'w' in final position.
Usage: wo(m)man
the scribe's 'w's are sometimes not very well formed.
Usage: Was
upper case 'W' which is the same as the lower case version.
Usage: kyng
y' has a curved left limb and a tail which varies in length but which is generally shorter rather than longer.
Usage: redily
Usage: pleynly
Usage: abyde
a very short tail indeed.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
thorn is used on most occasions to replace 'th'. However, at the beginnings of lines 'TH' is used rather than thorn.
Usage: supposeþ
Usage: ȝif
yogh is also used frequently. It is equivalent to 'y' and also to 'gh' in some words.
Usage: douȝt(er)
Upper Case Letters
Usage: The
Usage: But
Usage: In
Usage: Of
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