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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Additional 45680
Folios:fragment ff48r-49v
Sampled Folios:48r
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Usage: as
single compartment lower case 'a' has either a square lobe or an oval one as in version 2.
Usage: wat(er)
Usage: Capitulu(m)
Usage: And
all upper case 'A's are as here.
Usage: dwell
'd's are mainly unlooped as in this version.
Usage: old
an occasional looped 'd' is used. Here it occurs in final position with trailing tag.
Usage: dede
Usage: De
Usage: goshauk
'g' is tailed with horizontal slash leaving the lobe at the head. The tail is short and contained following a clockwise curve.
Usage: bredyng
when 'g' is in final position, the horizontal slash ends in an upward curl.
Usage: sprugyng
(mispelt, perhaps because the word is carried over to the next line)
Usage: passage
the head-stroke here has a horned look.
Usage: herte
a deeply curved head-loop almost lying on the top of the shoulder.
Usage: rynnyth
the limb descends vertically.
Usage: eu(er)ych
Usage: Her
there is no difference between upper and lower case graph.
Usage: resteþ
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: hir(e)
however, long 'r' is also used frequently but only in final position. Used here with flourish to represent a final 'e'.
Usage: for
Usage: fre
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'f'.
Usage: see
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: birdes
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: passage
Usage: streyte
long 's' frequently has a 'wing' to the left of the shaft.
Usage: way
in initial position, 'w' has a long curving approach stroke to the left limb which is not always linked to the rest of the graph.
Usage: swyft
'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wt
Usage: own
Usage: enmyes
'y' and thorn are virtually identical in this scribe's hand.
Usage: beryth
the tail of 'y' may be a fine stroke as in version 1 or it may be thicker and slightly turned counter-clockwise as in this example.
Usage: fyrst
the left limb is sometimes virtually detached from the rest of the graph.
Usage: gydes
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
it is easy to confuse 'y' and thorn.
Usage: aryseþ
thorn is used frequently for all purposes.
Usage: hiȝt
yogh is found occasionally as equivalent of 'gh' and of 'y'.
Usage: ȝif
'l' and 'k'
Usage: schal
'l' in final position, whether single or double is always crossed on the folio examined.
Usage: byll
Usage: broke
an unusual looking 'k'.
Usage: stykkeþ
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