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Thomas Dankastre
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 137
Current Manuscript:San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 137
Sampled Folios:p48v, p89v
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Usage: paper
double compartment 'a' used throughout. The upper compartment is usually smaller than the lower one.
Usage: a
Usage: Necessitas
an 'a' from the scribe's display script for the Latin gloss.
Usage: Ac
a fairly individual upper case 'A' with headloop crossing the triangular lower lobe before resolving back to the stem.
Usage: dettes
the lobe of 'd' may be triangular or oval in shape.
Usage: gradde
Usage: dobest
unlooped 'd' from the Latin gloss.
Usage: Dankastr(e)
the upper case form of 'D'.
Usage: grete
'g' is double compartment.
Usage: kyng
'g' in final position with tag attached to the horizontal slash.
Usage: grace
Usage: beggers
Usage: haiwarde
the stem of 'h' is straight. The head is looped and the tail stroke curves clockwise from the limb and rests on the line.
Usage: myghte
the limb is thick and straight.
Usage: habet
in his display script the head of 'h' is floreated.
Usage: Haue
the upper case graph is just a larger version of the lower case one.
Usage: ryche
there is a preference to use long 'r' in all positions. In this example, the foot of 'r' rests on the line. That is because the scribe writes the rest of the text quite a way above the line.
Usage: messager
both long and short 'r's are used in final position.
Usage: wroth
on the folio examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and 'w'.
Usage: peers
modern 'r' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: safliche
sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: letteres
Usage: sleuthe
long 's' is also used in initial as well as medial positions.
Usage: Necessitas
an '8'-shaped final 's' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: wickede
this is the shape of the scribe's lower and upper case 'w' which is used most of the time.
Usage: ȝowe
very occasionally the scribe writes a different type of 'w'.
Usage: wommen
Usage: Wol
Usage: hardy
'y' is mostly dotted.
Usage: wey
Usage: pryue
the tail is short here and sits on the line.
Usage: synnes
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þauh
the stem of thorn is short, the graph short and squat.
Usage: sheweþ
the stem is set at an angle. Yogh is used frequently but does not always replace 'th'.
Usage: ȝut
on the folio examined, yogh was used as equivalent to 'y'.
Usage: ȝe
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Of
Usage: That
Usage: Boþe
Usage: Necessitas
Usage: Thom Dankastre
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