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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Additional 28617
Sampled Folios:15v
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Usage: was
single compartment 'a' used most of the time.
Usage: Thessaylle
Usage: and
a very peculiar 'a' for the beginning of 'and' but it may be the scribe's double compartment 'a'.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' as the first letter of the first line. Below on the next line is the smaller version of the same letter.
Usage: shulde
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: hadde
Usage: And
exaggerated backward extension of the loop of 'd'.
Usage: passed
the scribe's tag on 'd' in final position descends way below the word.
Usage: gentyl
tailed 'g' is consistent in its form on this folio.
Usage: grete
the right stroke is curved and extends to form the tail.
Usage: kyng
Usage: thes
the head-loop of 'h' curves round and connects back to the graph some way down from the shoulder.
Usage: he
Usage: he
'h' with exaggerated ascenders on the top line.
Usage: Hym
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. As with the example in version 2 the ascender of 'h' appears split.
Usage: ffredam
long 'r' used in all positions.
Usage: wher
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: Riche
upper case 'R'.
Usage: or
the scribe's 'z'-shaped 'r' with an extra addition making it appear more like a modern 'r'. This 'r' only occurs a few times on this folio and always after 'o'. Otherwise long 'r' is the only 'r' used.
Usage: was
sigma 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: so
although this graph looks like an upper case 'S' it is almost always used in initial position.
Usage: flessh
both 'ff' and 'ss' are clumsily executed with stalks at varying angles.
Usage: was
a distinctive lower case 'w' with high central loop and a head-stroke from the left limb which arches through the central loop and over following graphs.
Usage: wyse
a tortured execution of 'w'.
Usage: wolde
Usage: betwixen
the 'B'-shaped element at the right is often clumsily executed.
Usage: y
a current form of 'y' where the junction of the two strokes is at the head of the graph and the tail is much lengthened.
Usage: lusty
Usage: ys
Usage: tyme
'y' on bottom line with an unusual downturn of the tail.
Usage: leve
as with 'h' on the top line of the folio, 'l' consists of both ascending and descending strokes.
Usage: fremdely
the descender of 'l' frequently joins the base of the letter.
Usage: bloode
the 'b' and 'l' are difficult to distinguish and formed in similar fashion.
Usage: Off
upper case 'O' in initial position at the beginning of the line.
Usage: Off
again at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Officers
Usage: I
the hooked approach to 'I' joins the stem sometimes almost half-way down.
Usage: Iason
Usage: Innocent
Usage: I
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