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Current Manuscript:Nottingham, University of Nottingham Library, Mellish Collection, Me LM 1
Sampled Folios:2v
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Usage: that
the ink of this added version of 'Truth' has not weathered well and some graphs are not completely clear.
Usage: Be ware
the scribe's 'a's are all double compartment with the size of both upper and lower compartments being variable.
Usage: alle
Usage: And
the several examples of upper case 'A' all have an enlarged upper compartment and smaller, oval lower compartment.
Usage: dwelle
the most common form of 'd' with down-stroke set at a forty-five degree angle before it becomes vertical and forms the side of the rectangular shaped lobe.
Usage: frawde
'd' with upper loop is used occasionally. The lower lobe is angular in appearance.
Usage: blynd
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: Daunt
upper case 'D'.
Usage: goode
the scribe uses several slightly different forms of lower case 'g'. The vertical side to the upper compartment forms a point at the head. The lower compartment has a lateral spread making it appear triangular.
Usage: though
the horizontal slash joining to the next graph always leaves from the centre of the upper compartment.
Usage: clymyng
a real triangular lower compartment seemingly squashed up parallel with the ruled line.
Usage: Grete
Usage: here
'h' is evenly formed with curved head-stroke and short limb ending neatly at or around the line.
Usage: shall
Usage: trowth
'h' is crossed occasionally in the 'th' combination.
Usage: Here
Usage: redresse
both long and modern 'r' are used with long 'r' more likely to be in initial position.
Usage: drede
modern 'r' is used mainly in medial positions.
Usage: For
'z'-shaped 'r' with or without a curved otiose stroke addition is used occasionally. However, modern 'r' is also used to follow 'o'.
Usage: Rede
Usage: smalle
a type of sigma 's' is used in both initial and in final positions.
Usage: otheres
8-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: also
long 's' does not usually extend much below the line. It sometimes has a foot as seen here or it may just be a straight down-stroke ending at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: Suffice
Usage: wele
'w' may be angular in appearance.
Usage: owt
it may also be more rounded.
Usage: wt
'with' may be abbreviated.
Usage: dwelle
Usage: wyth
'y' has a straight left arm. The curved stroke to the right does not always connect with the left arm at the fork. It is just possible to see a faint dot above some 'y' graphs.
Usage: ys
the fork may occur at or above the level of the line.
Usage: thy
the tail of 'y' is usually very short.
Usage: Stryve
Usage: þe
in the brief sample, thorn is used only to abbreviate 'the'. The stalk is thick and the lobe extends to the full length of the stem.
Usage: þe
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Presse
upper case 'P' with square bow. There is a dot in the centre.
Usage: In
upper case 'I' with long, curving approach stroke.
Usage: The
'T' with serrated stem which curves round to close.
Usage: Be
2-shaped element to the left of the graph.
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