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Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 143
Folios:ii(r), iii(r)
Sampled Folios:ii(r)
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Usage: departen
both secretary and anglicana lower case 'a' are employed by this scribe.
Usage: hath
Usage: And
one of the scribe's upper case 'A' graphs with squarish lower lobe.
Usage: As
the second, and most representative graph on these two folios has an exaggerated squarish lower lobe.
Usage: day
conventional looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: aspied
'd' in final position with descending tag.
Usage: blood
the loop of 'd' sometimes extends back over previous letters.
Usage: Destroyed
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: conynge
anglicana double compartment 'g' is the preferred graph but secretary 'g' is also used frequently.
Usage: degree
tailed 'g' with long tail extending beneath several other letters.
Usage: Griece
upper case 'G'.
Usage: thyng
'g' with much more pointed lower lobe and hairline stroke closing both upper and lower compartments.
Usage: that
the limb descends in a slight curve. The tail-stroke then angles sharply to the right in almost every example of the scribe's 'h'.
Usage: wuch
crossed 'h' in 'ch' combination.
Usage: he
a flamboyant 'h' on the top line of verse.
Usage: He
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Destroyed
modern 'r' is used for preference in all positions.
Usage: Troy
long 'r' may occasionally be found.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and has a long otiose stroke attached which curves round counter-clockwise to follow the line of the graph.
Usage: this
kidney 's' is used for preference in final position.
Usage: fals
sigma 's' also used in final position as well as initially.
Usage: scornyng
long 's' is used initially and medially.
Usage: So
Usage: wist
the 'w' graph is fairly consistent with looped head, angled feet to the limbs and the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: whan
Usage: was
the left limb is separate in this example.
Usage: Wherfore
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Troy
the scribe frequently reverses the tail of 'y' with the same sharp angle which he employs on 'h'.
Usage: youre
the scribe needs no excuse to extend tails, add extra flourished otiose strokes to almost any letter at the end of a word or line including 'e', 'n', 'h' and 'y'.
Usage: was Eleyeyn
the tail of the first 'y' may be seen extending way down into the lower margin.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: So
first letter of first line of folio.
Usage: Thorugh
Usage: Now
Usage: Criseide
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: And
he first letter of the first line of the folio.
Usage: In
first letter of a stanza.
Usage: But
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