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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Arch. Selden B.11
Sampled Folios:8v
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Usage: and
both double and single compartment 'a' are used with a slight preference for single compartment.
Usage: and
a scooped shape for this single compartment graph. The head is closed with a hairline stroke.
Usage: maladie
both versions of 'a' are used in this word though the first 'a' appears to be headless.
Usage: And
Usage: doth
'd' is consistently formed with upper loop and triangular bowl.
Usage: drad
Usage: worde
Usage: goddesse
Usage: gracious
double compartment 'g' is used throughout. The lower lobe is variable in shape, here much bigger than the upper compartment.
Usage: kyng
a strange shaped 'g' in final position with both upper and lower compartments open. The lower compartment is shaped like a parallelogram and the horizontal slash from the upper compartment ends with a hook turning down.
Usage: thorowgh
Usage: Genio
Usage: haue
the tail of 'h' curves first clockwise under the graph then turns deeply counter-clockwise.
Usage: both
'h' in final position is frequently crossed. Here the tail of 'h' is taken up to provide the cross.
Usage: sawh
Usage: His
an upper case letter which does vary slightly from the lower case one. There is a foot at the lower point of the stem and the tail descending from the limb curves round beneath the graph and does not turn back.
Usage: redy
'z'-shaped 'r' is found in all positions.
Usage: aftir
modern 'r' is used much less frequently but nevertheless is present in some instances. Here in final position, the 'r' is flourished.
Usage: ferro
both types of 'r' are represented in this word.
Usage: Raro
Usage: shulde
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. There is a spike at the head of the stem and the head-stroke leads off horizontally.
Usage: is
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position. Some examples are horned.
Usage: certys
sigma 's' is found in final position very occasionally.
Usage: She
Usage: wele
simple loop-headed 'w' formation.
Usage: thow
the two separate 'v's that make up this graph are clearly visible in this example.
Usage: yowe
Usage: What
upper case graph which is the same as the lower case one.
Usage: yow
the tail of 'y' varies considerably in length and in curvature.
Usage: may
Usage: thyn
Usage: Yf
a short, squat 'y' in the upper case position.
Usage: þis
there are only two examples of thorn on this folio.
Usage: iþen
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Thow
Usage: Be holde
Usage: It
Usage: Ne
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