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1. London, British Library, Harley 3954
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Harley 3954
Sampled Folios:92r
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Usage: a
the hand appears very spikey. 'a' is always double compartment usually with angled stroke at the head and hairline to join.
Usage: Iudas
the lower compartment is not always closed.
Usage: Plowma(n)
macron over the 'a' signals the missing 'n'.
Usage: And
angular upper case 'A'.
Usage: dyrke
'd' is unlooped and the lower lobe is often angular.
Usage: werld
the lobe of 'd' may be oval or angled.
Usage: schroude
'd' is frequently ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: dredful
Usage: gloteny
the lower compartment of 'g' is often pointed at the left side.
Usage: Werkyng
'g' in final position always has a flourish curled above the graph.
Usage: sygth
the hairline joining the end of the tail-stroke back to the body of the graph is difficult to see.
Usage: beggerys
the lower compartments are triangles.
Usage: hermyte
'h', 'l' 'b' and 'k' all have a fine otiose stroke forming a fork at the top of the stem.
Usage: chylderyn
the limb extends down lower than the stem. A fine hairline then descends at a forty five degree angle to the left.
Usage: ryche
the tail stroke is again a fine addition added at a forty five degree angle to the end of the limb.
Usage: schep
Usage: ryaly
modern 'r' is used in all positions including in medial position.
Usage: fayr
'r' in final position with hairline upturn at the end of the shoulder.
Usage: lord
'z'-shaped 'r' may be found with and without the fine otiose stroke added to the lower left of the graph.
Usage: her
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: seson
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. At the lower end of the stem, there is a slight turn of the nib to the left.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final positions. It is also used initially occasionally, as in the example 'sight' on this folio (see wild letter 1:3).
Usage: blysse
Usage: Sum(m)e
flat-topped serpentine upper case 'S'.
Usage: werkys
'w' is evenly formed with separate left limb usually formed with an approach stroke.
Usage: wanderyng
here, the 'B'-shaped element to finish is also a visible addition..
Usage: plow
'w' is taller than surrounding graphs.
Usage: Werkyng
the upper case graph is the same as the lower case one.
Usage: hermyte
'y' appears both with and without a dot. The body is square-shaped.
Usage: may
the fork of 'y' may occur beneath the lower level of previous graphs.
Usage: wery
the tail is usually a fine stroke descending in a straight line at an oblique angle. In this example there is a slight flick counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: ryaly
the tail is usually straight or finished with a short flick to the right.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is very similar in execution to 'y'. It is squarish in shape.
Usage: þa(n)
Usage: syȝth
yogh is used on this folio as equivalent to 'y' and to 'gh'.
Usage: ȝede
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
Usage: But
Usage: IN
Usage: Of
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