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Current Manuscript:England, London, British Library MS Royal 8 A.XXI
Folios:1v (two verses only on flyleaf)
Sampled Folios:1v
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Usage: a
a very degraded fly-leaf fragment. The scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'.
Usage: charged
Usage: man
double compartment 'a' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: And
again the scribe employs both single and double compartment upper case 'A'.
Usage: delicat
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: forbode
Usage: charged
the bowl of 'd' may be squarish or rounded as in this example.
Usage: god
tailed 'g' which resembles the modern letter.
Usage: thing
the head of 'g' is closed with a very fine hairline stroke which is now difficult to distinguish.
Usage: stronge
the tail loops round and crosses itself to join to the following graph.
Usage: charged
Usage: hirteth
tail-stroke may extend in a clockwise curve back beyond the line of the stem.
Usage: fareth
'h' after 't' in final position is sometimes crossed.
Usage: bothe
sometimes the limb is more or less vertical.
Usage: lecherye
Usage: lecherye
long 'r' is used in all positions and is the only type of 'r' in this fragment.
Usage: mesur(e)
'r' with flourish probably representative of 'e'.
Usage: firen
'e' attached to the top of the right fork of 'r'.
Usage: charged
Usage: soule
long 's' with thick stem.
Usage: silence
long 's' with split stem.
Usage: ys
sigma 's' used in final position.
Usage: stronge
Usage: what
cursive 'w' with tall middle loop.
Usage: swete
Usage: Wt
Usage: What
no difference between upper and lower case graphs.
Usage: ys
'y' is very difficult to distinguish from thorn. This could be the scribe's abbreviation for 'this' rather than 'ys'.
Usage: body
'y' with long straight tail-stroke.
Usage: Wyne
Usage: lecherye
Usage: þei
very similar to the scribe's 'y' graph.
Usage: þt
Usage: þe
the scribe frequently uses thorn with a superscript for an abbreviation.
Usage: Ȝif
the single yogh in this fragment.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Causeth
Usage: Thei
Usage: Lafe
Usage: And
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