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Current Manuscript:England, Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral Library MS 113
Sampled Folios:1r, 2r
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Usage: as
double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout.
Usage: makid
Usage: And
upper case 'A' used after a double virgule to indicate a new sentence or phrase.
Usage: Al
another example of version 3.
Usage: derken
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: suffurd
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: bedde
Usage: Heued
'd' in final position with a squarer lobe.
Usage: gete
double compartment 'g' is used on every occasion. The horizontal extension usually leaves the upper compartment at mid-point.
Usage: bren(n)yng
'g' in final position with vertical tag attached to horizontal extension.
Usage: ymages
a more triangular lower compartment in this example.
Usage: degrees
Usage: heued
the tail of 'h' is neatly contained below the body of the graph.
Usage: lych
'h' in final position after 'c' is crossed.
Usage: whiche
the tail-stroke of the second 'h' in this word ends in a tiny flick to the right.
Usage: Hir
a larger version of the lower case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: redden
long 'r' is used in every position except after 'o'.
Usage: bar
'r' in final position with flourish above the 'r' perhaps for a missing final 'e'.
Usage: bordure
'z'-shaped 'r' always used after 'o'.
Usage: constreyned
'r' in the middle of a word. The fork occurs at the lower level of the surrounding graphs.
Usage: so
sigma 's' is used in initial and in final position. Long 's' is also used in initial positions as well as medially.
Usage: was
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: sche
long 's' in initial position with visible lead-in stroke to the left of the stem.
Usage: secundus
in the 'Tabula' copied by the same scribe on f1r, he occasionally uses kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: which
the scribe's 'w's are very evenly formed. The left limb is always smooth, the head strokes curve to the right to form a closed head and the 'B'-shaped element is to the right.
Usage: trowe
Usage: wonnen
an example where the left limb leans to the left and is less of an upright stroke.
Usage: wold
this word occurs at the beginning of a line. The 'w' is the same as all other 'w's on the folio but the upper case graph is probably exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: ymages
'y' is also neatly and consistently formed.
Usage: þay
in final position, the tail of 'y' may be extended.
Usage: schewyng
Usage: syche
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þay
thorn is used on this folio mainly for pronouns and occasionally to replace 'th'.
Usage: þis
the stem of thorn may be set at an angle as in the first example, or it may be straight, as here.
Usage: myȝt
on this folio, yogh is only used as representative of the 'gh' element.
Usage: heiȝt
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