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Norwich Scribe
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1. Cambridge, University Library MS Ee. 2. 15 part 2
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ee.2.15, part 2
Folios:Part II; 18-112v
Sampled Folios:18r
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Usage: company
lower case 'a'. Double compartment 'a' also used.
Usage: A
the indefinite article using two compartment 'a' in the middle of a line.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' in yet another style at the beginning of a line.
Usage: duelled
'd' in final position.
Usage: duelled
'd' used in initial position.
Usage: golde
tailed secretary 'g' used throughout. The horizontal head-stroke connects with the following graph.
Usage: herberage
the tail of 'g' is short and curves slightly.
Usage: wyght
'gh' combination.
Usage: hewe
'h' is tilted slightly to the right. The head-stroke is triangular, the limb is a thick stroke.
Usage: chaffare
the head-stroke may be looped or open as here.
Usage: Hem
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. It does not differ from the lower case graph.
Usage: ryche
distinctive modern 'r' with sloping stem.
Usage: surrey
the shoulder is detached and runs parallel to the shaft.
Usage: sorte
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: Rome
Usage: Clothes
this 's' with flat head stroke is always used in final position.
Usage: was
sometimes there is a more pronounced horn on the top of the letter.
Usage: sellen
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: Soiourned
Usage: wide
the left limb is much longer than the middle limb.
Usage: w(h)ylom
on the top line of a stanza therefore an even more exaggerated left limb.
Usage: trewe
the scribe does not change his practise even when 'w' is in the middle of a word.
Usage: surrey
'y' has a straight tail-stroke which leaves the fork at a forty-five degree angle.
Usage: spicery
Usage: Wyth
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
many of the scribe's upper case graphs are extremely angular in formation.
Usage: Clothes
Usage: Non
Usage: But
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