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Harley 7335 Scribe
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1. London, British Library MS Harley 7335
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 7335
Identification:This scribe may be Robert Blake
Sampled Folios:53r
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Usage: as
single compartment 'a' used as the norm.
Usage: Almyghty
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: And
Usage: approched
looped 'd' used throughout with little variation.
Usage: hadde
Usage: Doun
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: god
double compartment 'g' used throughout. The right stroke of the upper compartment often begins above the level of the lobe forming a sort of point at the head.
Usage: strogelyng
final 'g' with vertical tag.
Usage: wight
'ght' combination with crossed 'h'.
Usage: ship
the scribe uses both a closed and an open head to the letter. The limb is straight and the tail is flicked to the right to finish.
Usage: approched
the scribe mainly flicks the tail to the right.
Usage: hir
occasionally the scribe also tucks the tail under.
Usage: comth many
crossed 'h' after 't'.
Usage: gauren
long 'r' used throughout except after 'o'. The fork is set at the level of surrounding letters.
Usage: moore
'z'-shaped 'r' always used after 'o'.
Usage: verrayly
double long 'r'. The strokes taper as they descend.
Usage: for
the word appears on the bottom line and the scribe has added the long otiose stroke into the bottom margin.
Usage: shortly
sigma 's' used in both initial and final position. The scribe does not seem to vary his proscribed practise on this folio.
Usage: was
's' in final position.
Usage: Castel
long 's' used in all medial positions.
Usage: was
most of the scribe's 'w's are formed exactly as in this version. He is a very consistent scribe.
Usage: wo
a word on the top line so perhaps a little more extravagant than usual.
Usage: with
very little variation in any of these letters.
Usage: payne
Usage: I
the scribe uses 'y' for the 1st person singular pronoun.
Usage: yeue
Upper Case Letters
Usage: But
it is difficult to find any unusual features in this scribe's hand. However, several of his upper case letters could perhaps be identified as individual. Here the second part of the upper case 'B' is set at a slight angle and the space between the lead-in stroke and the remainder of the letter is greater than usual.
Usage: Nat
upper case 'N' is quite distinctive with arching lead-in stroke.
Usage: In
the curved and looped lead-in stroke to 'I' is repeated in another example on this folio.
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