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Richard Osbarn
Profiles for this Scribe:
4. London, Lambeth Palace Library MS 491, Part 1
Current Manuscript:London, Lambeth Palace Library MS 491, Part 1
Sampled Folios:184r, 225r
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Usage: face
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: a
double compartment 'a' with much smaller upper lobe when compared with the lower lobe.
Usage: Ca o
secretary 'a' used for the Chapter number. However, the scribe alternates anglicana and secretary 'a' on f184 for the Brut, but does not use secretary 'a' at all on f225, for the Seige of Jerusalem.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' with a touch of the colour used for the blue lombard initial which begins the section.
Usage: and
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: deyde
a triangular loop on this 'd'.
Usage: Edward
'd' in final position with tag, at the end of the running title.
Usage: Dunstaple
the scribe's upper case 'D'.
Usage: gold
a diamond-shaped lower lobe.
Usage: Britaigne
in the Brut, the scribe's script is much more casual and he is less precise in his letter forms.
Usage: savyng
'g' with hooked tag.
Usage: Georges
Usage: have
most of the scribe's 'h's in the Brut section are in this more cursive form.
Usage: mych
crossed 'h' after 'c'.
Usage: ferthingworth
'h' with limb descending and tail flicking to the right. The 'h' is crossed after 't'.
Usage: How
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a rubric with triangular head-stroke.
Usage: ffayner
long 'r' used in all positions except after 'o' on both these folios.
Usage: lord
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o' exclusively on these folios. The graph usually has a curled otiose stroke which descends from the lower left side.
Usage: rep(er)aillid
long 'r' in initial position.
Usage: pees
sigma 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: so
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: cristemasse
Usage: Symond
upper case 'S'.
Usage: swyne
the scribe has a variety of 'w's. This is the most common one on these two folios. The top arched stroke is sometimes open.
Usage: worthy
'w' with single lobe on the right. This occurs in the Brut section where the scribe's hand is much more cursive.
Usage: went
in some of this scribe's manuscripts this type of 'w' is the only one used with spurred foot to the left of the lower left limb.
Usage: Wyndesore
presumably the scribe would consider this as an upper case letter.
Usage: mych
the tails on 'y' vary enormously in length and curvature.
Usage: savyng
Usage: only
barely a tail, merely a slightly curved extension
Usage: seynt
Usage: Ierlm
this scribe's I's are always distinctive.
Usage: In
the looped approach stroke varies in size but almost always joins the main stem some way below the head point.
Usage: Iosephus
Usage: Ihu
but the HM114 scribe also has an upper case 'I' like this one.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn used for definite articles, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
Usage: þei
Usage: ȝeris
yogh used as representative of 'y'.
Usage: aȝen
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