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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 600
Sampled Folios:17v, 62r, 119v
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Usage: as
single compartment 'a' with squarish lobe.
Usage: At
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
Usage: alday
single compartment 'a' has a horned head.
Usage: louede
mainly unlooped 'd' is used.
Usage: ridyng
very occasionally the scribe does use looped 'd'.
Usage: dispence
curved and arched stroke to close off the single lobe of 'd'.
Usage: ageyn
secretary 'g' with reverse curve of the descender.
Usage: giterne
the scribe quite often attaches an extra hairline stroke above the start of the horizontal stroke.
Usage: lough
Usage: singe
Usage: hoppe
the stem of 'h' leans to the right. The limb is short and stumpy.
Usage: his
the scribe leaves an extra hairline presumably as he penned the stem of 'h', making a second stroke to finish the loop at the head.
Usage: He
the bifurcation at the top is visible also on this upper case 'H'.
Usage: He was
the first word of the folio.
Usage: ridyng
thick stem for modern 'r'.
Usage: prentise
'z'-shaped 'r' is also used.
Usage: Rubible
Usage: Reuel
the scribe sometimes uses a more elaborate form of upper case 'R' than in version 3.
Usage: as
note the horned effect on top of this 's' used exclusively in final position on this folio.
Usage: seyn
bifurcation visible at the top of most 's's. Long 's' is used initially and medially.
Usage: (H)e was
'w' with arched and extended left limb is used most frequently on this folio.
Usage: swich
there are a few examples of 'w' with looped head on this folio.
Usage: word
Usage: Wel
upper case 'W' with an approach stroke which takes advantage of space in the left margin. A foot at the base of the left limb.
Usage: ridyng
the tail of 'y' is variously configured.
Usage: seyn
Usage: ageyn
occasionally the tail of 'y' is truncated as here.
Usage: þider
thorn is used frequently for 'th', not just in abbreviated words such as 'þat' or 'þ(er)', but in the middle of words as well.
Usage: trouþe
the stem is fairly short. It curves and tapers towards the bottom.
Usage: boþen
Usage: þe
thorn is also used in the running titles.
Abbreviative Marks
Usage: p(ar)amo(ur)
Usage: þ(er)
Usage: p(ar)amo(ur)
Usage: co(n)uertible
Usage: I
a strange version of upper case 'I' with a very short stem, almost shorter than the approach stroke, and an attached shadow stroke which is also longer than the stem itself.
Usage: Ioli
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Out
Usage: To
Usage: But
Usage: Vpon
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