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Rylands English 63 Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS English 63 (fragment) and (Philadelphia, Rosenbach Library MS 1084/2)
Current Manuscript:England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS Eng. 63
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: as
double compartment 'a' with cross bar is used throughout.
Usage: And
the scribe has several forms for upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
Usage: nedith
looped 'd' with angular lobe, evenly formed is used throughout.
Usage: Goddis
Usage: fynd
'd' in final position nearly always has an attached vertical tag as a continuation of the upper loop.
Usage: Demeth
Usage: goddis
tailed 'g' with angular lobe and hairline joining stroke across the head.
Usage: thing
'g' in final position with tag from the horizontal extension.
Usage: Goddis
Usage: begynnyth
the rubric for the incipit to the Miller's Tale. The scribe loves to elaborate tailed graphs in his display script.
Usage: have
a simple form of 'h' with open head and short stroke for the limb and virtually no tail extension.
Usage: thing
'th' combination.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. Here the tail continues in curved fashion clockwise beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: Here
elaborate 'H' at the beginning of the rubric.
Usage: pryvitees
long 'r' used throughout in all positions.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Myller
flourish on final 'r'.
Usage: Goddis
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: self
sigma 's' used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: So
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: storial
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: wyfe
rounded secretary 'w' made up of two 'v's.
Usage: What
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: owir
display letter in the rubric.
Usage: my
the tail of 'y' usually turns counter-clockwise and extends towards the next graph.
Usage: Yit
Usage: begynnyth
again the elaborate treatment of tailed letters in the scribe's display script.
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