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Trevisa-Gower Scribe
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3. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc. 609 (SC 2875)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 609
Sampled Folios:122v
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Usage: lay
straight-sided lower case 'a' is uniformly presented throughout.
Usage: Among
the scribe has a variety of upper case graphs for 'A'.
Usage: And
Usage: A
Usage: dreme
'd' is always unlooped and quite angular in formation.
Usage: dau(n)ted
d' is often found in ligature with a following vowel, 'a' here and 'e' in the next example.
Usage: bedde
Usage: vndirtake
the scribe leaves a lip as he initiates the top of the down-stroke.
Usage: gold
'g' is double compartment with the lower lobe frequently smaller and more squashed in appearance than the upper lobe.
Usage: king
'g' in final position is frequently tagged.
Usage: wroght
the bottom of the lower lobe sits on or around the line.
Usage: sigheþ
the triangular lower compartment is often slightly in advance of the upper compartment and may give the letter a tilted appearance.
Usage: hire
split head to the stem and a fine tail-stroke from the end of the limb which often descends at a forty-five degree angle.
Usage: whether
occasionally the tail turns back counter-clockwise.
Usage: night
Usage: His
a horizontal stroke to the top left of the stem of this upper case graph rather than the split head of the lower case graphs.
Usage: riche
modern 'r' is used throughout.
Usage: aftir
'r' in final position often sports a vertical tag.
Usage: hornes
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: part
Usage: sche
long 's' is actually the same height as other stemmed graphs. It finishes at the line with a simple curve or sometimes with a small foot.
Usage: his
'8'-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: host
Usage: So
serpentine upper case 'S' also with curved otiose tag.
Usage: were
where 'w' begins a word, the left limb is open with curved approach stroke which may be shorter or longer. The middle limb has an added curved stroke from the head which arches over to the right.
Usage: schrewed
a more or less straight left limb for 'w' in the middle of a word.
Usage: sweuene
Usage: Wher
'W' at the beginning of a line with arched approach to the left arm. Closed head-loop for the right arm.
Usage: lay
the body of 'y' consists of two thick strokes which at the point of contact become a fine wavy tail stroke.
Usage: worthy
'y' is sometimes dotted.
Usage: hym
the fork of 'y' is generally at the level of the line.
Usage: nyhe
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: hopeþ
thorn is used frequently in all situations for 'th'.
Usage: Wiþ
the stem of thorn is thick and generally shorter than in this example.
Usage: aȝein
yogh is also used frequently as equivalent of both 'gh and 'y'.
Usage: ȝou
Upper Case Letters
Usage: To
upper case graphs frequently have the double parallel line decoration.
Usage: But
2-shaped element to precede 'B'.
Usage: Nectanabus
Usage: In
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