double compartment 'a' used throughout.
'a' often appears squashed with a lower compartment which is much smaller than the upper one.
last letter of a word. This form of unlooped 'd' is the only form used on f14v.
this looped 'd' is the predominant form on f35, but other types are also to be found on this folio.
the double letter 'dd' in the unlooped form used exclusively on f14v. Also to be found on f35 where all varieties seem to be represented.
a very peculiar variation which the scribe uses several times on f35 as in the word 'doughter' on the third line.
the 'g' is almost exclusively double compartment with triangular lower compartment.
there is a hairline joining stroke from lower left back to the upper compartment, but it is difficult to see.
'h' with detached head-stroke and sweeping curved tail-stroke.
a vertically squashed form of 'h'.
on the top line of f35. Many of the letters are so decorated on top lines.
the fork of long 'r' is almost at the level of the top of surrounding letters. Long 'r' is used in every position except after 'o'.
long 'r' used initially with a thick squared-off stroke to initiate the stem rather than a small turn of the nib.
'z'-shaped 'r' used frequently, not only after 'o'.
an unusual form of upper case 'R' as the initial letter of a line. It can be seen again lower on the folio in the word 'Remembrynge'.
this scribe uses every form of 's'. More variants to be seen in Wild Letter 1. Kidney-shaped 's' is the initial letter here and is the predominant type for initial 's', though not used exclusively.
8-shaped 's' is used mainly in final position.
initial 's' with 'er' abbreviation.
long 's' does not extend very far below the level of the bottom of the letters.
the letter appears to tilt.
the superscript 't' graph is rather larger than usual.
'y' has very short tail and is virtually indistinguishable from thorn.
shows 'y' in relation to the preceding letter and the shortness of the tail.
's' with otiose stroke attached.
upper case 'S' in initial position.
this 's' is used in initial position as well as long 's'.
the final 's' in the Incipit.
'h' decoration only in outline.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is almost identical with the scribe's 'y'.
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
this scribe frequently puts a double stroke inside an upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
initial upper case 'I' can have none, one, two or three blobs on the stem. Usually limited to one blob. Note also the paraph which often has an elongated horizontal stroke which continues above several letters and an elongated vertical stroke which sometimes extends down beside 4 lines of verse.
yogh used at the beginning of a line.
illuminated upper case 'I' extends the length of one and a half stanzas. The same shape for the 'I' of the incipit can be seen above.