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Current Manuscript:England, Clitheroe, Lancashire, Stonyhurst College Library MS B. XXIII
Sampled Folios:34r, 45r
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Usage: dame
both double and single compartment 'a' used by this scribe.
Usage: haue
Usage: Amen
upper case 'A' tipped with red ink.
Usage: god
looped 'd' with rounded lower lobe.
Usage: deying
'd' with angular lower lobe.
Usage: Dame
this may be the scribe's upper case 'D' since other words in rubric on the same folio begin with upper case letters.
Usage: gyltes
double compartment anglicana 'g'.
Usage: deying
final 'g' with tag.
Usage: dought(er)
the scribe's letters sit on the line.
Usage: haue
sharply angled head-stroke. Tail-stroke neatly tucked away.
Usage: Ihus
Usage: His
upper case 'H' with looped extension to the left of the stem and foot beneath.
Usage: wreched
the scribe uses both long and modern 'r'. The fork occurs at the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: our
long 'r' in final position with flourish probably for a missing final 'e'.
Usage: bryng
'z'-shaped 'r' follows round-bodied graphs.
Usage: sondry
the scribe also uses modern short 'r'.
Usage: aȝens
sigma 's' is used both initially and finally. Here in final position the horizontal head-stroke extends into the right margin, not an infrequent occurrence.
Usage: þ(i)s
the scribe frequently uses superscript 's' as abbreviation for 'is'.
Usage: Sapience
upper case 'S' with parallel line decoration.
Usage: wreched
the pyramid-shaped 'w' is distinctive with an extra fine line within the left lobe of the letter, remnants of the looped lead-in stroke. There is little variation in 'w'.
Usage: wt
Usage: wepe
Usage: hym
the left branch of the letter is vertical, the tail-stroke turns sharply counter-clockwise and retraces the original descending stroke.
Usage: gyltes
the tail of 'y' usually ascends to make connection with the following graph.
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