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Current Manuscript:USA, Austin, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, The Harry Ransom Center, pre-1700 MS 46 (Phillipps 6570, Ph1)
Sampled Folios:24r, 24v
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Usage: satisfaccion
both double and single compartment 'a' are used by this scribe.
Usage: fayn
occasional use of the secretary form of 'a'.
Usage: And
the usual form of upper case 'A'.
Usage: Amen
an elaborate upper case 'A' at the end of the final colophon.
Usage: god
looped 'd' is used thoughout.
Usage: lord
angular lobe and 'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: Duchesse
the upper case version of 'D'.
Usage: hadde
'd's are of a fairly uniform shape.
Usage: hunger
double compartment 'g' is always used.
Usage: þyng
'g' is sometimes set at a slight angle. A curled addition to the horizontal slash on 'g' in final position.
Usage: boghte
Usage: Geffrey
Usage: hunger
tail-stroke of 'h' usually curls round and back to the base of the stem.
Usage: herkne
a more elaborate 'h' with space above for an extended stem.
Usage: his
from the final colophon.
Usage: Heere
the more elaborate upper case 'H' used in the explicit.
Usage: hunger
long 'r' and modern 'r' are both in evidence.
Usage: preye
Usage: ther
long 'r' showing the fork level with the mid-point of the preceding letter 'e'.
Usage: arrette
Usage: Omelyes
sigma 's' is used initially and in final position.
Usage: this
8-shaped 's' in final position from the scribe's display script in the colophon.
Usage: Sonne
the upper case graph.
Usage: displese
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: owre
anglicana 'w' with looped head and the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wolde
Usage: Wherfore
the scribe's upper case letter with a more exaggerated sweep for the left limb which curves over the middle loop and the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: worldly
Usage: by
'y' with a vertical left limb and a wide sweep to the tail.
Usage: Caunterbury
Usage: Geffrey
from final colophon.
Usage: Valentynes
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is used quite frequently for articles, pronouns and demonstratives.
Usage: takeþ
used in the final explicit. Thorn is also used for the third person present tense ending.
Usage: ȝow
yogh occurs infrequently and only seems to be used to replace the 'y' element.
Usage: forȝeue
Usage: Ampersand sometimes has a curved and looped stroke above.
Usage: Ampersand with simple arched stroke above.
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