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Current Manuscript:Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 21972D
Identification:Very similar to Adam Pinkhurst
Folios:1-3v fragment
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: al
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: A nd
the upper case letters at the beginning of each line are separated from the rest of the word.
Usage: A nd
a form of upper case 'A' used by both Adam Pinkhurst and Scribe D.
Usage: tale
from a word in the rubric in the scribe's display script.
Usage: had
the lower lobe of 'd' is quite angular.
Usage: qd
'd' with tail which emanates from the upper loop first ascending before a curving descent.
Usage: bolde
Usage: game
the lower lobe of 'g' is sometimes left open.
Usage: go
Usage: bygynneth
from the rubric in the scribe's display script.
Usage: slough
Usage: haue
the tail is neatly tucked under the graph.
Usage: hath
the final 'h' in this word.
Usage: the
from the rubric in the display hand of the scribe.
Usage: Iohn
the last word of the folio before the rubric.
Usage: (y)our
long 'r' is the preferred graph on this folio.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o' with thick, curving otiose descender from the lower left point of the graph.
Usage: reported
modern 'r' as the first letter of the word. Modern 'r' used several times on this folio in both initial and final position as well as long 'r'.
Usage: Here
'r' in the rubric in the scribe's display script.
Usage: syde
square-shaped sigma 's'.
Usage: is
8-shaped 's' in final position. It usually sits above the level of surrounding letters and in this would resemble the practice of Adam Pinkhurst.
Usage: Sire
Usage: thise
long 's' is used within words. The stem does not extend far below the level of surrounding letters.
Usage: worth
most of the 'w's on this folio have a slight angled foot at the lower point of the left limb.
Usage: somwhat
Usage: W here
upper case 'W' as a separated initial letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: W el
another example of the upper case letter with the two arms of the letter flung out to the left into the margin.
Usage: by
Usage: vayne
Usage: bygynneth
the first of the two 'y's in this word which is part of the rubric in the scribe's display script.
Usage: I
a strange-looking and elaborate upper case 'I'. The forked head, the number of spikey protuberances on the shaft and the loop back up from the bottom of the graph combine to produce an unusual but consistently scribed form.
Usage: I
Usage: Iohn
Usage: I
Display Letters
Usage: endeth
the 'h' in this word, as with all the four graphs here presented is part of the rubric for the end of the Nun's Priest's Prologue and the beginning of the Tale. All the tall letters are decorated with a series of dots along the stem which gives a serrated appearance.
Usage: p(ro)loge
the 'l' in this word.
Usage: bygynneth
the opening 'b'.
Usage: Here
the opening word of the rubric. It is just possible to see the same dotted decoration on the stem.
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