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John Duxworth
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Europe, Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Anglais 39
Current Manuscript:Europe, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale MS Fonds Anglais 39
Sampled Folios:1r, 16r, 57r, 83v
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Usage: palamon
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: A
the scribe has several versions of upper case 'A'.
Usage: Alisaundre
Usage: narrat
this horned 'a' occurs in the Latin incipit for the Squire's Tale.
Usage: declare
angular lobe for looped 'd'.
Usage: land
few 'd's have tails. This one occurs at the the end of a line and is just a continuation of the loop.
Usage: Duxworth
the scribe's name.
Usage: hadde
Usage: yong
tailed 'g' shown here with previous letter to show the angle at which 'g' is usually copied.
Usage: knyght
Usage: lengthe
a hooked end to the tail of 'g'.
Usage: sege
again, the angle of 'g' in this word is significant of this scribe.
Usage: nouthir
the stem is short and the head stroke arches over beyond the shoulder of the graph.
Usage: Inough
crossed 'h' to follow 'g'.
Usage: prohemium
written in the scribe's display script used for the explicit.
Usage: honour
the graph appears out of proportion with the long looping tail and short stem.
Usage: neuyr
modern 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' used throughout.
Usage: flaundres
Usage: corrupcyon
showing the combination of the scribe's two 'r' graphs.
Usage: Rebelle
Usage: his
kidney 's' always used in final position.
Usage: as
a sort of hybrid letter half way between the kidney shape and the 8-shaped version.
Usage: strengthe
long 's' used initially and nedially.
Usage: Sumtyme
Usage: wel
double 'v' form of 'w' with single lobe on right side.
Usage: Whan
the upper case letter is exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: When
also an upper case letter.
Usage: yow
Usage: pullyd
the tail of 'y' is generally quite straight with no return stroke.
Usage: techyth
Usage: yif
Usage: why
'y' at the end of a line with tail that extends up to the height of the top of the letter.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
very occasional use of thorn.
Usage: þu
Usage: tauȝt
very occasional use of yogh.
Usage: strondeȝ
use of yogh for 'z' sound of the plural.
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