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Hand C
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 7333
Folios:33r-56, 57v-65
Sampled Folios:33r (Lydgate)
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Usage: adowne
single compartment 'a' with fine flat head-stroke.
Usage: And
a word in the middle of a line with what appears to be an upper case graph to begin.
Usage: As
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: marciall
a stray double compartment lower case 'a'.
Usage: harde
looped 'd' with pointed lower lobe.
Usage: Spared
a long tag on final 'd'.
Usage: desioynte
Usage: Durying
upper case 'D' tipped with red.
Usage: Duryng
secretary tailed 'g' with crossed head-stroke.
Usage: grete
the tails of 'g' vary in size. Here the scribe takes the tail back to cross the stem.
Usage: heyght
'ght' combination.
Usage: God
upper case 'G' with vertical line through the graph.
Usage: whette
a simple form of 'h'. with open head and tail contained beneath the graph.
Usage: thorugh
'h' frequently has a foot on the stem.
Usage: sheden
the head-stroke of 's' continues to provide the loop for the head of 'h'.
Usage: heelde
Usage: Ryver
modern 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' used almost exclusively.
Usage: brynnyng
Usage: werr
almost the only example of long 'r' on this folio, in final position with flourish.
Usage: Rememberith
upper case 'R' with long approach stroke.
Usage: Brutes
rectangular shape of sigma 's' with long horizontal extension.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: oppression
the thick stalk of long 's' with finer head-strokes sometimes arching over following graphs.
Usage: So
Usage: withe
'w' is scribed in several ways. Here a small loop at the top of the left arm. This first limb is generally taller than following elements.
Usage: lowe
looped tops to the arms of 'w' and single lobe to the right.
Usage: Was
a longer approach stroke to the left arm of this upper case graph.
Usage: albyon
the tail of 'y' is long and turns counter-clockwise, returning almost to the level of the body of the graph.
Usage: Meyty
some 'y's are dotted.
Usage: Yitte
upper case 'Y'.
Usage: Twenty
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
a long stem to thorn with lobe set high on the shaft.
Usage: Þus
Usage: nouȝt
yogh has a long tail which may return counter-clockwise to link to the following graph.
Usage: nouȝt
the tail of yogh is still long but with no return.
Long 's'
Usage: desioynte
the top of long 's' extends almost at right angles above five further letters.
Usage: see
the treatment of the head-stroke of this graph has a real impact on the aspect of the scribe's hand on the folio.
Usage: caused
Usage: Aduersitee
Usage: Ethelsto(u)n
this is the only example of such a macron on this folio. However it is included because Hand D in this manuscript uses the same device.
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