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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D.913, Part 9
Sampled Folios:26r, 30r
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Usage: almurye
straight-sided double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: maystow
Usage: And
variations on this form are used as the upper case letter.
Usage: And
Usage: december
'd' has a rectanglar lobe with an oblique down-stroke to close which is sometimes almost horizontal, as is the second 'd' in version 2. 'd' is often found in ligature with the following 'e' graph.
Usage: diuided
Usage: mydday
here the ligature is with 'a', the straight left side of 'a' shared with the angular lobe of 'd'.
Usage: descripcio(u)n
occasionally the scribe uses a fine hair-line as lead-in to the angled down-stroke which closes the head of the graph.
Usage: general
'g' is always double compartment. The lower compartment is often triangular in shape.
Usage: concentynge
hair-line visible connecting the left point of the triangular lower compartment back to the body of the graph.
Usage: rynge
Usage: bygynneþ
Usage: hooles
fishtail split top to the ascender characteristic of 'h' in any position.
Usage: which
Usage: Thine
a slightly more formal graph perhaps because it follows a lombard letter 'T' on the top line of script.
Usage: THanne
upper case 'H' following a 2-line pen-flourished initial letter.
Usage: rynge
modern 'r' used in all positions.
Usage: maner
'r' in final position.
Usage: lordure
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and several round-bodied graphs.
Usage: verrey
Usage: same
straight form of 's' with angled head found in initial and medial positions.
Usage: elles
almost an 8-shaped 's' but this and kidney 's' are both found in final position.
Usage: moneþes
Usage: Ensample
straight 's' in medial position.
Usage: wombe
'w' is evenly formed. The graphs vary little.
Usage: schewyd
Usage: knowe
image to show the size of 'w' with the head usually above the top level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: answerin-ge
here straight 's' links on to the left arm of 'w'.
Usage: ys
the fork of 'y' usually sits on the line. The tail angles down in a straight line at a forty five degree angle.
Usage: astrelabye
Usage: euery
Usage: bodyes
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: norþe
thorn is used for the definite article, verb endings, for pronouns and occasionally as a replacement 'th'.
Usage: þin
Usage: riȝt
yogh used to represent both 'gh' and 'y' elements.
Usage: ȝere
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ensample
Usage: Tho
Usage: Cap(ri)corne
Usage: Minutis
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