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Hand C
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 3
Folios:f41v (over an erasure), f184vb beginning line 18, ff185r-v
Sampled Folios:185r
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Usage: and
double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout for the text.
Usage: statu
a word from the Latin gloss in the left margin. The scribe uses both anglicana and single compartment 'a' in the gloss.
Usage: And
one version of upper case 'A' on this folio.
Usage: And
a version of upper case 'A' found frequently in Scribe D's manuscripts.
Usage: degree
a neatly executed looped 'd' with angular lower lobe and loop mainly contained above the body of the graph.
Usage: bidde
the second 'd' of the two seen has an open interior with upper loop resolving on the left side of the lower compartment without completing the whole loop.
Usage: And
another example of the graph described in version 2.
Usage: wordles
Usage: goþ
the scribe's 'g' has a vertical aspect to its upper compartment and a horizontal splay to the lower compartment. All 'g's are double compartment.
Usage: right
the triangular aspect of the lower compartment is clear in most of these examples.
Usage: grace
occasionally there is a really pointed left end to the lower triangular compartment.
Usage: God
upper case 'G' at the beginning of a line with single bisecting vertical stroke.
Usage: holy
most of the tails of 'h' are quite short and tucked away beneath the graph.
Usage: hierin
occasionally the scribe turns the end of the tail counter-clockwise in a short flick to finish.
Usage: knyghthode
both types of tail-stroke are represented in this example.
Usage: Haþ
upper case 'H' with loop to the left of the stem.
Usage: right
modern 'r' is used in every position.
Usage: creatour
Usage: þerfore
modern 'r' after 'o'.
Usage: immortal
Usage: sein
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: pes
kidney-shaped 's' exclusively is used in final position.
Usage: oppressid
Usage: So
upper case 'S' with parallel line infill.
Usage: wiþ
'w' with smooth left limb, closed head-loops and 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: now
'w' in final position.
Usage: weie
a suggestion of a foot at the lower end of the left limb.
Usage: Wher
Usage: y
almost all examples of 'y' on this folio are dotted and almost all have a short tail angling to the left then abruptly turning right with a thicker stroke at a steep angle.
Usage: holy
Usage: wynne
Usage: synne
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is used frequently on almost all occasions to replace 'th'.
Usage: belongiþ
Usage: welþe
thorn is frequently used for a replacement 'th' in the middle of words.
Usage: ȝit
very faint, but the only yogh on the folio.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: In
Usage: Bot
Usage: Homward
the first word of the folio.
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