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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 739
Sampled Folios:96v
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Usage: and
hairline diagonal connecting stroke on this single compartment 'a'. On the folios examined, the single compartment graph was the only one represented but the scribe also uses double compartment anglicana 'a'.
Usage: anon
sometimes the lobe of 'a' joins the vertical stroke half way down.
Usage: And
upper case letter as a single compartment 'A'.
Usage: As
a scooped compartment and a loop at the head.
Usage: had
looped 'd' with scooped lobe with connecting hairline to close.
Usage: spedde
Usage: stounde
looped 'd' with lower lobe more rounded and left open.
Usage: child
a large lower lobe and squat loop above.
Usage: god
double compartment 'g' with a vertical stroke to the right of the upper compartment which extends above the head of the graph.
Usage: Iuggement
Usage: bryng
again a vertical stroke to the right of the upper compartment with horizontal slash leaving from the centre of the stroke.
Usage: Gothe
upper case 'G' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: that
the graph gives the impression of leaning to the right. This may be the result of the formation of the shoulder and the descent of the tail-stroke which descends at an oblique angle.
Usage: hath
crossed 'h' after 't' when 'h' is in final position.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line which is basically the same shape as the lower case graph.
Usage: honoure
the scribe departs from his usual practice of tucking under the tail-stroke of 'h'. This word is on the bottom line with licence to extend.
Usage: hir
long 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' are both used by the scribe.
Usage: after
Usage: yonder
sometimes the scribe adds a short downward turn at the end of the lower stroke when the 'r' is in final position.
Usage: hir
usually the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in final position. Here, long 'r' is used with a small curve down at the end of the shoulder.
Usage: kynges
a loose form of kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: space
sigma 's' is used in initial position as well as long 's'.
Usage: stounde
long 's' with angular flattened head-stroke.
Usage: So
Usage: wonder
the head loop of the middle element is usually taller than those on either side.
Usage: how
there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: was
Usage: Whoos
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: lokyng
the left limb of 'y' is usually vertical. The tail is long and after descending turns counter-clockwise and trails back up to the head of the graph.
Usage: shortely
Usage: wyfe
the scribe continues with the tail of 'y' to the next letter.
Usage: my wyf
here the scribe continues the tail of 'y' to the next word.
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