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Current Manuscript:Oxford, New College MS 266
Sampled Folios:98r, 151r
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Usage: amourous
single compartment lower case 'a' is used throughout. The scribe's hand is neat and the graphs are evenly formed.
Usage: wom(m)an
Usage: A
the head is either left open as here or formed as a closed loop shown in version 4.
Usage: And
Usage: daies
'd' is almost always looped.
Usage: seconde
a single rogue appearance of unlooped 'd' ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: goddesse
Usage: Diu(er)se
upper case 'D' tipped with red at the beginning of a line.
Usage: gentilesse
a lozenge-shaped upper lobe on this double compartment 'g'. The lower lobe does not always connect with the upper lobe but may be joined by a hairline.
Usage: Among
'g' in final position often has a vertical tag attached as also final 't' and 'f'.
Usage: goddesse
the hairline stroke completing the upper compartment is not easily visible in some examples.
Usage: Gentil
Usage: hire
the head-loop rests on the shoulder. The limb may appear straight as in this example or may be slightly kinked as in versions 2 and 3.
Usage: noht
the limb often has a slight bend. The tail-stroke then continues as a fine stroke which may turn to right or left.
Usage: þoght
Usage: He
no difference between upper and lower case graphs. The shoulder is high in this example and matches the lower case example in version 1.
Usage: red
modern 'r' is used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
Usage: hir
Usage: briht
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after some vowels and also after some round-bodied graphs. A straight otiose stroke extends at an angle from the lower left side of this graph.
Usage: Rome
Usage: selle
long 's' with winged shaft is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: was
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: gentilesse
long 's' in medial position.
Usage: She
upper case 'S' tipped with red.
Usage: wordes
the looped head of 'w' stands rather higher than surrounding graphs.
Usage: morwe
Usage: which
Usage: Which
again there is no distiction between upper and lower case graphs.
Usage: ymage
the two limbs of 'y' do not always connect as a fork. They both descend vertically and the right arm turns to form a squared-off base to the two limbs. The stroke then continues to a tail which turns counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: lay
Usage: hye
'y' is sometimes dotted.
Usage: erþly
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þilk
thorn is an angular graph.
Usage: belongeþ
thorn is used frequently in all the usual places and also as replacement 'th'.
Usage: ȝaf
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y' but not 'gh'.
Usage: ȝit
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Iaspis
Usage: Be
Usage: Of
Usage: Touchende
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