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Romances Scribe/Baggehey
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 168
Sampled Folios:25r
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Usage: verray
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar. The upper lobe is usually smaller than the lower one.
Usage: paciencia
final 'a' in the Latin rubric in the hand of the scribe.
Usage: And
Usage: A
Usage: don
there is very little variation in the scribe's unlooped 'd'.
Usage: did
Usage: De
upper case 'D' in the scribe's hand for the Latin rubric.
Usage: benignite
anglicana and secretary 'g' used with no particular preference.
Usage: vengeaunce
tailed 'g' with reverse flick at the end of the tail.
Usage: king
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: Gera
Usage: howe
'h' usually has a reverse flick back at the end of the tail-stroke. Here there is a mere suggestion of reverse. In version 2, the stroke continues further.
Usage: restreyneth
Usage: Hath
'H' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
Usage: sharpe
a preference for modern 'r' which is used in all positions.
Usage: hert
long 'r' is also used frequently.
Usage: Hur
long 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: worthinesse
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: paciens
8-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: Is
kidney-shaped 's' also used in final position.
Usage: suche
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: Sone
Usage: wroth
the scribe's 'w' is a large graph with extended left limb. It usually stands well above surrounding graphs.
Usage: wreke
Usage: wherewith
Usage: With
upper case letter at the beginning of a line and tipped with red ink.
Usage: peyneth
the left limb of 'y' is usually straight.
Usage: verray
when the tail of 'y' is extended, it usually ends with a finishing punctus-type point..
Usage: þey
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þis
Usage: kiþe
Usage: Þat
in the upper case position at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Ȝif
the only example of yogh on the sampled folio.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Oft
Usage: Is
Usage: But
Usage: Not
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