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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Gg.6.17
Sampled Folios:55r
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Usage: a
single compartment lower case 'a' is used by the scribe. This is the version which is most represented.
Usage: and
two parallel sides with hairline connectors for this version of 'a'.
Usage: durlator
an 'a' in the scribe's display script used for rubrics.
Usage: And
the spikey form of upper case 'A'.
Usage: difference
unlooped 'd' is used throughout in the text. There is little variation in lower case 'd' on this folio.
Usage: good
'd' in final position. A slight turn at the top of the stalk of 'd' is visible as the scribe places his nib to begin the stroke. There is often a slight dislocation where the stem does not quite connect with the lobe.
Usage: durlator
one example from the scribe's display script. There are four different forms of 'd' in the rubric.
Usage: dat
a second example from the Latin rubric with visible additional stroke to form the upper loop.
Usage: praising
the scribe has a variety of forms of 'g'. This secretary graph with horned head and cross-bar has a tail which has a pronounced counter-clockwise turn. Sometimes the tail merely curves gently without turning in reverse.
Usage: grete
the extra loops on this 'g' frequently tangle with preceding and succeeding graphs. It is possible to trace the direction of the scribe's nib from the loop at upper right, down to form the tail, turning to the left and back up to link in to the next graph.
Usage: wrong
a similar form to version 2 but the tail resolves itself back at the junction of upper and lower loop, presumably because there is no following graph.
Usage: Good
elaborate upper case 'G'.
Usage: hert
the basic form of 'h' with counter-clockwise turn on the tail.
Usage: he
the tail of 'h' frequently ascends to join on to the following graph.
Usage: might
'ght' combination. The arc above this combination of graphs is the scribe's method of indicating a 'crossed' letter 'h'. The same arc occurs above 'ch' 'th' and 'gh combinations.
Usage: He
the scribe's standard form of upper case 'H'.
Usage: rebukith
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in initial and medial positions, not specifically after 'o'.
Usage: errour
modern 'r' is used in medial and final positions but alternates with the 'z'-shaped form of the graph in medial positions for no apparent reason.
Usage: angir
modern 'r' in final position is frequently flourished.
Usage: victore
'r' in the display script of the scribe with pronounced horn.
Usage: vertous
horned 's' used only in final position.
Usage: such
long 's' is used initially and medially. The stem is thick in the middle and long, tapering to a finer line as it descends. The head-stroke is fine and curves round almost back to the stem.
Usage: assent
where 'ss' occurs, the second 's' is shorter and set higher than the first graph.
Usage: concessum
'ss' in the display script of the scribe.
Usage: what
'w' in initial position usually has a curving approach stroke. A single lobe to the right completes the graph.
Usage: answere
'w' in medial position.
Usage: know
occasionally when in final position, the scribe lengthens the first arm to stand well proud of preceding graphs.
Usage: Who
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: by
the tail of 'y' may be gently curved as here. The fork of the graph is positioned just below the lower level of the surrounding graphs.
Usage: my
Usage: folye
the tail of 'y' may be taken up to join to the following graph.
Usage: Yeveth
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: purpos
(first 'p') the descender may be curved as here.
Usage: pitee
the descender may also be extremely long and straight as in this example.
Usage: praising
Usage: Pitivous
upper case 'P' at the beginning of a line. The descender of both upper case 'P's on this folio are short.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
this scribe has some rather spectacular upper case letters.
Usage: Who
Usage: That
Usage: But
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: A
Usage: Lest
Usage: A
Usage: Vnto
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