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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ii.1.38, part 1
Sampled Folios:54v, 69r
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Usage: thanne
the scribe's usual form of double compartment 'a' with flat head.
Usage: alle
secretary 'a' is used occasionally.
Usage: And
upper case 'A'.
Usage: deuyne
looped 'd' is the conventional graph.
Usage: bytidynge
sometimes the loop of 'd' spreads backwards over the previous letter.
Usage: good
Usage: god
anglicana double compartment 'g' is used throughout.
Usage: thing
final 'g' with virgule attached. The short stroke at the upper right of the lower compartment curves upwards. This has the effect of leaving an overhang which continues on up, with a fine stroke which often connects with the horizontal slash.
Usage: thing(es)
the abbreviative mark for the plural is attached to the end of the horizontal slash.
Usage: god
Usage: han
the scribe's 'h' either has a limb from which the tail-stroke curves to the left and is of varying length, or appears as in version 2 where it turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: here
the tail-stroke of 'h' curves back on itself'
Usage: ryghtful
'ght' combination.
Usage: han
'h' on the top line with tall stem with a foot at the base.
Usage: othir
long 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: corage
'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o'.
Usage: byholder
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: ryghtful
the fork of 'r' does not fall consistently as may be seen by comparing versions 3 and 4.
Usage: schrewes
sigma 's' as the final 's' in this word. However, sigma 's' is also used in initial position along with long 's'.
Usage: as
8-shaped 's' with flat head and foot is used in final positions as well as sigma 's'.
Usage: schrewes
long 's' in initial position. It is often possible to see an approach stroke to the head as well as a protuberance on the left side of the stem.
Usage: So
this may be the scribe's upper case letter occurring as it does, after a virgule.
Usage: whiche
loop-headed 'w' with 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: owghte
a separate left limb in this example.
Usage: vnbowden
Usage: eyen
'y' is usually, but not always dotted.
Usage: dispensynge
Usage: felonyes
a separate left limb in this example.
Usage: In black ink at the bottom of the final folio.
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