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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Additional 23002
Sampled Folios:11r
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Usage: day
the single compartment graph is the most usual form of lower case 'a'.
Usage: day
double compartment 'a' used within a word is frequently taller and larger than surrounding letters.
Usage: Among
Usage: degre
the lobe of 'd' can be sharp or rounded.
Usage: border
the upper loop often bends back over previous letters.
Usage: eend
'd' with tag in final position.
Usage: grauen
double compartment 'g' used throughout.
Usage: degre
the right side of the lower compartment is usually a thick vertical stroke.
Usage: lernyng
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: spryng
final 'g' with flourish.
Usage: thyn
the limb is thick and curves gently as it descends.
Usage: the
the limb is thick and straight.
Usage: both
crossed 'h' after 't' when in final position.
Usage: nyght
crossed 'h' in 'ght' combination. The cross-stroke usually sits on top of the head of the graph.
Usage: degre
the penultimate letter in the word which just appears as a single line with no return.
Usage: errour
'z'-shaped 'r' followed by long 'r' to form the double 'rr'. Long 'r' is set below the level of the first 'r' because of the descender of 'f' in the word above.
Usage: nadyr
.z.-shaped 'r' and long 'r' alternate in the text.
Usage: wher
final 'r' with flourish probably to represent a final 'e'.
Usage: co(m)pas
sigma 's' as final letter.
Usage: as
kidney 's' as the final letter.
Usage: 'Sett a down agayne
upper case 'S' used at the beginning of a new phrase.
Usage: sett
long 's'.
Usage: down
the limbs are thick strokes.
Usage: wel
'w' as the initial letter of a word with lead-in stroke to the left limb.
Usage: knowynge
Usage: wt
Usage: lernyng
'y' varies in the length and curvature of the tail.
Usage: thy
just a slight curve on the thick descender which constitutes the tail.
Usage: ney
with tail of 'y' returning over the top of the body of the letter.
Usage: thyn
Usage: Ampersand formed both with and without a stroke above.
Usage: The ampersand that went wrong!
Usage: co(m)pas
macron with dot beneath for missing 'm'.
Usage: thyn
'n' with flourish.
Usage: prikk(es)
'es' abbreviation.
Usage: almyca(n)t(er)as
'er' abbreviation.
Upper case letters
Usage: Iustely
upper case 'I' which appears as a complete arch which almost meets at the bottom.
Usage: SEtte
the upper case 'E' is the second letter of the word. The first 'S' should have been either a flourished initial or a decorated one. It is missing with just the guide letter visible in the space.
Usage: Remeue
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a sentence.
Usage: To
upper case 'T' at the beginning of a sentence.
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