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Current Manuscript:USA, New York, NY, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library MS Plimpton 253
Folios:2 folios only = 1 and 8 of a bifolium
Sampled Folios:1r, 1v, 2r, 2v
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Usage: what
secretary 'a' is used throughout the two folios as the lower case letter form with almost no variation.
Usage: And
the scribe's upper case 'A' varies little.
Usage: And
Usage: disceyne
there is almost no variation at all in the scribe's 'd's. There is no example of either 'd' with flourish or the upper case letter form on these four folios.
Usage: world
Usage: god
'g' appears set at a slight angle.
Usage: gelousye
Usage: redyng
'g' in final position. As may be seen there is very little variation in this scribe's letter forms.
Usage: Gowe
the ink on this folio is very degraded.
Usage: suche
the head of 'h' is triangular. The limb is generally straight.
Usage: suche
Usage: Haueth
Usage: reweth
long 'r' only on the folio examined.
Usage: hur
long 'r' in final position with flourish perhaps for missing 'e'.
Usage: sore
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'.
Usage: nerr
Usage: douteles
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: suche
sigma 's' used initially as well as long 's'.
Usage: syr
stalk of long 's' is usually fairly short.
Usage: Saue
Usage: woleth
'w' with or without approach stroke.
Usage: reweth
'w' in the middle of a word with no approach stroke.
Usage: whom
Usage: With
'W' in upper case position.
Usage: they
the tail of 'y' curves back counter-clockwise at a sharp angle.
Usage: a lady
Usage: maystry
Upper Case Letters
Usage: I
some of the upper case letters have fine shadow lines.
Usage: Nay
'N' bisected by a pair of parallel lines.
Usage: Vnto
Usage: Iosten
Usage: ȝef
yogh has a distinctive form with diagonal descending hairline from the middle of the graph.
Usage: ȝe
Usage: Ȝe
the first letter of a line.
Usage: whyȝt
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