single compartment 'a' with pointed head.
'a' as it occurs in the title of Chaucer's poem to Adam.
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
looped 'd' used throughout.
'd' in final position with tag as a continuation from the loop stroke.
the word occurs in the title.
tailed 'g' with curled horn at the head.
'g' in final position with tag attached to the continuation of the horizontal slash.
from the introduction to the 'Complaint to Mars'.
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'h' always has a looped head-stroke.
the tail-stroke descends in a clockwise direction then turns counter-clockwise.
a more elaborate graph for the upper case letter.
crossed 'h' in 'ght' combination.
the 'e' can be seen at the left side of the letter. Long 'r' used infrequently on this folio.
modern 'r' used in all positions. The stem of 'r' is a curved stroke which loops round to complete the graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'e' on this folio.
upper case 'R' with arching approach stroke.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
long 's' used initially and medially.
long 's' in initial position. The head-stroke often comes off the stem below the top.
upper case 'S'.
the scribe has two forms of 'w'. In this form the limbs are diagonal strokes, the compartment to the right is square.
looped 'w' used interchangeably with 'w' with straight arms as seen in version 1.
arching left arm of the first stroke of this graph.
a pronounced curve as the lead-in stroke. The tail of 'y' frequently curves back below previous letters before turning counter-clockwise.
Shirley frequently curls the tail of 'y' up and over the letter.
the word occurs at the end of a line hence the sort of 'signing off' feature at the end. Shirley occasionally includes a curved stroke above the letter.
where 'm' or 'n' occur in initial position, Shirley always uses a long curved approach stroke.
a remarkably modern-looking upper case 'L' bisected by the lower strokes of 'Ff' on the line above.
this word occurs in the incipit so is perhaps a little more elaborate.
the first word of the folio.
Shirley makes frequent use of thorn for 'th' throughout. The stem is long and tapering.
thorn used in the incipit.
the initial letter of a line in an upper case position.
thorn on the bottom line with tail extended into decorative swirls in the lower margin.