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John Brode
Profiles for this Scribe:
2. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 39
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 39
Identification:May be John Brode
Sampled Folios:3v, 47v
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Usage: vengeaunce
this version of 'a' is within a word. The letter stands way above the other letters and this is a feature of this scribe's hand.
Usage: take
a more normal shape for 'a'.
Usage: And
the initial letter of the line.
Usage: alwey
Usage: did
when used in initial position as in this word, the lobe of 'd' has a point at the left side.
Usage: mayde
when used within a word, the lobe of 'd' tends to be rounded.
Usage: did
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: dethes
another 'd' in initial poisition. It is difficult to tell whether the scribe intended this as an upper case graph.
Usage: thoughfull
the upper lobe of 'g' is frequently open.
Usage: goode
sometimes it is possible to see a hairline stroke across the head of the graph.
Usage: shynig
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: Glorefie
upper case 'G'.
Usage: beholde
the head-stroke of 'h' leans to the right. The descender is thickly scribed at the shoulder and the limb descends at the same thickness until the tail-stroke begins the curve beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: forthe
here the tail-stroke curves round and back up to cross the limb and join to the following graph.
Usage: slouth
when 'h' follows 't' it is crossed.
Usage: night
the combination 'ght'.
Usage: hert
on the two folios examined, long 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: hir
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: forgave
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
Usage: Rage
an initial upper case graph is used for this noun. However, the word is not in first position in the line. Other nouns are capitalised as in 'Igonoraunce' and 'Repentaunce' on f47v.
Usage: slepe
sigma 's' is used initially and in final position. It is also used medially in the word 'A suage' but it is difficult to tell whether the scribe believed that this was one or two words.
Usage: bemes
's' in final position frequently has a finishing stroke extending horizontally.
Usage: blandisshinge
where double long 's' is used, the first graph is always lower than the second.
Usage: softe
where 's' is followed by other graphs, the finishing stroke is curled up and over the next letter.
Usage: whiche
the majority of the 'w' graphs are the same as in this example. The upper case graph is eactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: were
there are a couple of different graphs for 'w' with looped head which are used occasionally.
Usage: alwey
another variation used a single time on these folios.
Usage: wawes
the distinctive graph used most of the time.
Usage: shynig
the tail of 'y' describes a wide arc counter-clockwise beneath the graph.
Usage: lyffe
Usage: thynge
the tail of 'y' is often extended below following graphs.
Usage: oppynyon
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Out
Usage: Is
Usage: That
Usage: May
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