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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Barlow 20
Sampled Folios:75r
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Usage: sauyth
double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout. The compartments are oval in shape.
Usage: Almighti
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: That
the scribe's formation of letters sometimes deteriorates towards the bottom of the folio.
Usage: Armure
an upper case letter in the middle of a line.
Usage: fynde
'd' is looped. The bowl varies in shape.
Usage: child
Usage: dreynt
pointed lower lobe and upper loop flung backwards.
Usage: Doun
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line with 2-shaped element preceding.
Usage: god
double compartment 'g' used throughout.
Usage: golias
the head of the upper compartment is sometimes flat with connecting hair-line.
Usage: strengthe
a rather distorted version of 'g'.
Usage: ȝong
'g' in final position with horizontal slash.
Usage: fletith
the classic shape of lower case 'h' by this scribe with tapering limb stroke.
Usage: hethen
stem of 'h' with arching head-stroke.
Usage: How
'H' at the beginning of a line and presumed to be upper case. The approach stroke to the stem of the graph may be seen clearly.
Usage: wight
horizontal from 'g' leading through to the head of 'h'.
Usage: styward
long 'r' used in all positions most of the time.
Usage: bord
'z'-shaped 'r' mainly used after 'o', once after 'i' on this folio and occasionally after a consonant.
Usage: verrely
double 'r'.
Usage: ship
sigma 's' only used in initial position.
Usage: shortly
an exaggerated example of version 1, not an upper case letter although exactly the same shape.
Usage: as
kidney 's' only used in final position.
Usage: strogelyng
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: wo
'w' almost always has a curved lead-in stroke.
Usage: wiche
Usage: how
Usage: peyn
'y' varies only in the length and curvature of the tail.
Usage: lordys
Usage: myschance
Thorn and Yogh.
Usage: þat
the stem of thorn is quite long and tapering. Thorn is used frequently.
Usage: þow
Usage: ȝer
yogh is also used frequently.
Usage: riȝt
also used in 'ȝeue'.
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