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Current Manuscript:USA, New York, NY, Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum MS M 249
Sampled Folios:157r, 189r
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Usage: at
single compartment 'a' used throughout with hairline stroke to close at the head.
Usage: Armorik
the scribe has several versions of the upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
most initial letters tipped with red ink.
Usage: desireth
looped 'd' with angular bowl.
Usage: goddesse
in some 'd's the lower lobe has a more rounded shape.
Usage: Do
upper case letter at the beginning of a line and tipped with red ink.
Usage: goddesse
secretary tailed 'g' used throughout.
Usage: begge
Usage: nyght
Usage: preche
the stem of 'h' is set at a slight slant, particularly noticeable in version 2.
Usage: though
'h' is often, but not always, crossed when it follows a 't' or a 'g'.
Usage: How
upper case letter at the beginning of a line tipped with red ink.
Usage: auarice
modern 'r' used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: forto
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
Usage: Radix
the upper case letter tipped with red ink.
Usage: is
kidney 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: est
long 's' usually has a long stem, descending well below surrounding letters. Always used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: Suche
upper case 'S' tipped with red ink.
Usage: wynne
'w' varies little with separate left arm and a single lobe on the right.
Usage: away
Usage: What
'W' at the beginning of a line tipped with red ink.
Usage: youre
Usage: away
the last letter of the last word of a line.
Usage: Yit
the first letter of a line.
Usage: ȝif
yogh is mainly used for the 'y' element.
Usage: nouȝt
yogh occasionally replaces 'gh'.
Usage: ȝe
Usage: repente
the scribe's 'p' has a distinctive 2-shaped prong preceding the letter.
Usage: peple
the slant of the tapering descender of 'p' is also notable.
Usage: Preie
upper case 'P' formed in the same way.
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