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Current Manuscript:England, London, British Library MS Sloane 1825
Sampled Folios:2r
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Usage: as
a straight-sided 'a' is used throughout with horizontal dividing stroke and diagonal hairline cross at the head.
Usage: hadde
Usage: At
Usage: And
the lower lobe of upper ase 'A' may be rounded or more angular as in this example.
Usage: dissolve
unlooped 'd' is used throughout in all positions.
Usage: avexed
Usage: Hadde
the first 'd' is independently formed, the second is ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: mynde
where 'd' is in ligature with 'e' the thick down-stroke is extended to form the lower portion of 'e'.
Usage: grevously
a neat, angular double compartment 'g' very consistently formed.
Usage: þing
'g' in final position with a short tag at the end of the horizontal connecting stroke.
Usage: Thought
the individual strokes of the graph are thickly scribed with hairline closure at an oblique angle across the head.
Usage: angwisshe
Usage: hir
a rounded feel to lower case 'h'. The stem has no foot and the head-stroke is smoothly rounded and just connects with the top of the shoulder.
Usage: ȝildeth
'h' in final position.
Usage: wiche
in contrast, an 'h' in the rubric at the head of the folio. The head-stroke is an angled stroke rather than rounded.
Usage: Hadde
an elaborate upper case graph with angled foot and semi-circular addition to the left of the stem.
Usage: richer
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: lower
'r' in final position with upturned flick to finish.
Usage: fors
modern 'r' is used even after 'o'.
Usage: nature
where 'e' follows 'r' as the final letter in a word, the 'e' drops below the lower level of the foot of 'r'.
Usage: slepe
both sigma and long 's' are used in initial position.
Usage: Chestris
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: seye
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: So
upper case 'S'.
Usage: wight
the scribe has two versions of 'w', one rounded and the other with angled feet at the base of the limbs.
Usage: how
all 'w's have a single lobe at the right.
Usage: aqweyntid
Usage: Wher
the more angular 'w' is used on each occasion for the upper case graph.
Usage: MVsynge
the left limb of 'y' descends vertically.
Usage: oonly
the fork of 'y' occurs at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: my
the tail of 'y' is usually quite short. It may be straight, as here or end with slight turn counter-clockwise.
Usage: tretys
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þing
thorn is hardly used for the usual articles and adjectives. It is used alot in the first few lines of the folio, then hardly at all in the remainder of the text.
Usage: þought
Usage: ȝildeth
yogh is used as representative of both 'y' and 'gh' elements.
Usage: novȝher
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: Busily
Usage: In
Usage: Noo
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