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Current Manuscript:USA, Chicago, University of Chicago, Regenstein Library MS 564
Sampled Folios:176v
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Usage: aduocate
double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout.
Usage: amend
Usage: And
upper case 'A' with squarish lower lobe.
Usage: And
looped 'd' with long loop which sometimes extends backwards over previous letters.
Usage: derk
Usage: ded
'd's with loops leaning backwards.
Usage: gyf
double compartment 'g' which is diamond-shaped in the two compartments.
Usage: song
Usage: contagioun
Usage: wyght
Usage: lyht
'h' has looped head and contained tail-stroke.
Usage: hauen
Usage: lyht
Usage: Hit
the initial letter of a line where all other initial letters are upper case versions. The only difference in formation is the continuation of the tail-stroke in a clockwise direction.
Usage: werk
only long 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' used by this scribe.
Usage: moder
Usage: moorowe
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o'.
Usage: wryte
the fork of 'r' is roughly at the lower level of the surrounding graphs.
Usage: thens
sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
Usage: sauacioun
Usage: destresse
long 's' is a fine stroke, slightly tilted.
Usage: So
Usage: werk
the left arm of 'w' is looped and usually separate from the rest of the graph.
Usage: witte
a 'B'-shaped element to the right of the graph.
Usage: wt oute
Usage: sorowe
Usage: quyt
the tail of 'y' ends with a small curl back.
Usage: my
Usage: y
only very occasionally does the scribe curve the tail of 'y' back so far..
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þauh
thorn and yogh are used frequently.
Usage: þe
thorn is often used with a following superscript abbreviation.
Usage: ȝut
yogh is used frequently by this scribe.
Usage: ȝow
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