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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, McClean 182
Sampled Folios:117r, 123v
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Usage: Principally
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: That
usually the two compartments appear to be the same size.
Usage: fale
occasionally the upper compartment is bigger than the lower.
Usage: Alas
a distinctive upper case 'A' used throughout on the folios examined. It is the horizontal bar which crosses the graph at the top of the lobe which is different.
Usage: desire
the scribe uses unlooped 'd' which varies little whether in initial, medial or final position.
Usage: stered
Usage: dedis
the angle of the down-stroke is essentially the same in each example.
Usage: mandato
medial 'd' in the Latin gloss in the hand of the scribe.
Usage: guerdon
all the scribe's graphs are controlled and evenly formed. Tailed 'g' is used throughout and again there is little variation in the graph.
Usage: kynge
there may be slight variation in the curve of the tail-stroke. The head of the graph is almost always the same with a thick descender sometimes slightly curved as in this example.
Usage: regimine
'g' from Latin gloss in the hand of the scribe.
Usage: Gracious
upper case 'G'.
Usage: honoure
lower case 'h' varies little and is always neatly executed.
Usage: Herkenith
in the combination 'th' in final position, 'h' is always crossed.
Usage: Schall
Usage: Herkenith
distinctive looped side-stroke variant on the 'h' graph for the upper case rendition. The head-stroke is no longer a loop but a separate stroke curved at each end.
Usage: roiall
modern 'r' is used in initial, medial and final positions. The formation does not vary.
Usage: dispreise
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o', 'p' and 'w'.
Usage: hedir
'r' in final position.
Usage: Reioyse
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: schuldyn
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The head-stroke is separately scribed and curves down to form a ligature with the following 't'.
Usage: dedis
kidney 's' is used exclusively in final position.
Usage: excessife
Usage: Schall
the curving top stroke of upper case 'S' ends with a final loop back to connect with the stroke.
Usage: worthi
the scribe has two variant shapes for the 'w' graph which are used randomly. This variant has a third stroke at the right forming a single lobe.
Usage: woo
this variation of 'w' has a double, 'B'-shaped element on the right side.
Usage: tweyne
't' connects with the left curved arm of the 'w' graph.
Usage: Whiche
upper case 'W' has a horizontal stroke across the top of the graph.
Usage: lyue
the scribe's formation of 'y' is extremely regular.
Usage: atteyne
the angle of turn on the tail of 'y' varies little.
Usage: seyne
occasionally the tail of 'y' extends a little further than usual.
Usage: annuyte
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þinge
the stem of thorn is copied at an angle. Thorn is used only occasionally.
Usage: þt
abbreviation with superscript 't' neatly housed in the fork between the stem and lobe of thorn.
Usage: ȝerely
yogh used initially as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: myȝt
yogh is also used as equivalent of 'gh' in this combination.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
the scribe has a number of distinctive forms for upper case letters.
Usage: But
Usage: I
Usage: O
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: Cursius
Usage: Pricipally
Usage: No
Usage: Exemplu(m)
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