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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Sloane 1686
Sampled Folios:48r
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Usage: daye
lower case 'a' nearly always with the same hairline stroke to close the flattened head.
Usage: And
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
Usage: p Alamon
an example from one of the running titles. The small 'p' was probably a guide letter for a rubrication process which never happened. The small 'p' is followed by a space, then the tall upper case 'A' as seen here.
Usage: daye
the most common form of secretary lower case 'd' used by this scribe.
Usage: And
occasionally the scribe uses a looped 'd'.
Usage: Descending
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: drye
a pointed lower lobe on this looped 'd'.
Usage: progressio(u)ns
the scribe's 'g's are formed very evenly. The thick down-stroke to the right of the lobe parallels the stroke to the left. It then transforms to a fine tail-stroke which descends clockwise beneath the graph and turns to link back to the main body of the graph.
Usage: abrigge
Usage: parfight
the 'ght' combination.
Usage: whiche
again the scribe's letter 'h' is of consistent formation.
Usage: begynneth
an example of the scribe's crossed 'h'.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line with angled foot on the stem.
Usage: Than
occasionally the arch of the loop resolves on the limb rather than returning to the stem of the letter.
Usage: abrigge
the scribe's 'z'-shaped 'r' which does not occur exclusively after 'o'.
Usage: proved
the scribe also uses modern 'r'.
Usage: darreyned
Usage: Ryver
a very thick stem for 'R' with finer arching approach stroke which begins at the base of the stem.
Usage: daies
kidney 's' always used in final position on this folio.
Usage: successio(u)ns
the initial letter of this word. The scribe uses long 's' both initially and medially on this folio.
Usage: progressiou(n)s
the stem of 's' is thick but does taper to finish.
Usage: Shulne
upper case 'S'.
Usage: whiche
'w' in initial position with curved approach stroke. The scribe uses this version and version 2 interchangeably.
Usage: mowe
'w' within a word but this form of the scribe's loop-headed 'w' may also be found initially.
Usage: wtoute
Usage: Wele
upper case 'W' to begin a line.
Usage: may
'y' with straight tail. The scribe seems to alternate this usage with a 'y' with more curved tail as seen in version 2.
Usage: they
Usage: Yitt
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a word and tipped with red.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ouer
Usage: But
Usage: Lo
the angle of the stem of 'L' is repeated in the use of the letter in the running title on this folio.
Usage: Considereth
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