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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ii.3.26
Sampled Folios:52r
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Usage: newgate
'a's are straight-sided with fine horizontal cross-bar and flat head.
Usage: a
Usage: And
Usage: And
upper case 'A's are consistently formed in this fashion.
Usage: day
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: disporte
the lower lobe may be rounded, square or triangular in shape.
Usage: hadde
the scribe continues the loop of the second 'd' down to form a ligature with the final 'e'.
Usage: disserued
Usage: go
secretary tailed 'g' is used throughout and usually sits on the line.
Usage: prologe
the right down-stroke is a simple curve.
Usage: Gamelyn
Usage: myght
'g' has the appearance of leaning backwards, 'h' seems to lean forward.
Usage: he
the looped head-stroke of the graph lies over the top of the shoulder.
Usage: his
there is very little variation in 'h'.
Usage: Here
the opening word of the rubric.
Usage: he
the looped head is almost horizontal in this example.
Usage: aright
'z'-shaped 'r' is used on this folio on all occasions and in all positions. The single exception can be seen in version 2.
Usage: array
the only occasion on this folio that any 'r' apart from the 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
Usage: revelle
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
Usage: maister
'z'-shaped 'r' in final position with upward tag.
Usage: his
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: same
long 's' is used throughout the folio both initially and medially. A tapered descender.
Usage: siked
the single occasion on this folio where sigma 's' is used.
Usage: So
Usage: were
'w' is cursive with curled approach stroke to the left limb.
Usage: newgate
although the 'w' graph is in the middle of a word, there is still a curling approach stroke to the graph. 'w' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: Wele
upper case 'W' is exactly the same as the lower case letter.
Usage: owne
the limbs of 'w' are almost twice the height of the preceding graph.
Usage: Erly
'y' is frequently dotted.
Usage: nyght
sometimes the tail of 'y' extends to join the next letter.
Usage: tyme
sometimes the tail of 'y' is short.
Usage: array
'y' in final position in the line.
Pointing Hands
Usage: A pointing hand in the left margin indicating the words 'and swyved for hir sustenaunce' at the end of the unfinished Cook's Tale.
Usage: This is reinforced in the right margin where the same line is indicated, this time pointing down.
Usage: of
final 'f' always has an attached down-stroke. On this folio, no other letter attracts a tag such as this.
Usage: Of
Usage: yaf
Usage: of
Usage: It
upper case 'I' varies little in formation. It is simple and unadorned.
Usage: Ioly
the closed loop to the left of the stem is a characteristic feature of this graph.
Usage: I
Usage: Iohn
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