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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Douce d.4
Folios:Single leaf
Sampled Folios:1v
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Usage: Was
the scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'.
Usage: table
the top of 'a' is sometimes above the level of neighbouring letters.
Usage: sawse
occasionally the scribe uses single compartment 'a'.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: delite
looped 'd' is used. The lower lobe is quite angular.
Usage: chaunged
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: dyer
as the name of a tradesman, this may be the scribe's upper case letter.
Usage: grete
double compartment 'g' is used. The lower compartment is larger than the upper.
Usage: longe
a different formation for this 'g' with a single curving angled stroke at the right which turns back and returns to the body of the graph to form the lower loop.
Usage: heng
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: girdell
Usage: housholder
a triangular head-stroke for 'h'.
Usage: nowher
the tail curves clockwise then loops back on itself and crosses the limb.
Usage: p(ar)trich
an example of crossed 'h' with tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: His
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. An open head for this graph with circular loop to the left of the stem in the left margin.
Usage: drynke
both long 'r' and modern 'r' are used. There is barely any fork at all and it occurs near the head of the graph.
Usage: countour
modern 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: yere
'z'-shaped 'r' with long otiose stroke below.
Usage: verrey
Usage: Epicures
sigma 's' is always used in final position and occasionally in initial position.
Usage: sesons
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: So
Usage: Sessions
Usage: was
the scribe has a variety of 'w's. In this example, the head is looped and there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: was
a more current version of 'w' with extended left limb, short approach stroke and single lobe to the right.
Usage: Well
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Was
another, but different version of upper case 'W'.
Usage: alway
the tail of 'y' varies in length and curvature.
Usage: mylke
Usage: yere
Abbreviative marks
Usage: noon
macron with dot beneath.
Usage: oon
Usage: been
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Of
many of the scribe's upper case graphs are bisected by vertical lines.
Usage: Theire
Usage: Cuntre
Usage: Poynanaunt
upper case 'P' with the top of 'H' from the line below.
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