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Hand B
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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Wadham College MS 13
Folios:170-272v, 289-446v
Sampled Folios:229v
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Usage: alle
single compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: vacat
single compartment horned 'a' is used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: And
the scribes uses two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio.
Usage: And
Usage: deth
looped 'd' is used throughout with very little variation in formation.
Usage: And
in final position the upper loop may extend back over a previous graph.
Usage: INsidiando
unlooped 'd' is used for the display script.
Usage: dede
Usage: gave
double compartment diamond-shaped 'g' is used throughout, often with head-stroke which begins above the upper compartment leaving a point at the head.
Usage: thing
'g' in final position with curl to finish which may be representative of a final 'e'.
Usage: ynogh
Usage: begynne
Usage: his
'h' in initial position with neatly contained tail-stroke.
Usage: thou
the tail-stroke may be extend and be looped round clockwise to return to the body of the graph.
Usage: with
the tail may also turn back on itself and return counter-clockwise.
Usage: Hit
'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: redely
modern 'r' is used almost all the time in all positions. It frequently has an approach stroke as a lead-in to the main stem.
Usage: ouer
'r' in final position with flourish, probably representative of final 'e'.
Usage: foryeve
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' but is also used in initial position.
Usage: sundry
the single example of long 'r' on the folio.
Usage: sesed
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: loues
horned 's' is used in final position.
Usage: Sacryfice
one of the scribe's upper case 'S's.
Usage: Sic
'S' in the display script.
Usage: wolde
'w' in initial position with long approach stroke.
Usage: was
a slightly different initial 'w' with extended left arm.
Usage: howe
image to show the size of 'w' used in medial position.
Usage: What
Usage: ynogh
the tail of 'y' is long and when it turns counter-clockwise it retraces the line of the descending stroke.
Usage: magryef
Usage: sodeynly
occasionally the tail of 'y' trails back up to above the level of the body of the graph.
Usage: Yet
an extended left limb for this upper case graph.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: This
Usage: Of
Usage: INsidiando
Usage: But
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