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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 354
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: estward
single compartment 'a' used throughout within the text.
Usage: Italia
(first 'a') a squarer version of single compartment 'a'.
Usage: Afterward
double compartment 'A' used for the upper case graph.
Usage: Apulia
Usage: drieth
'd's are looped and consistently shaped.
Usage: myddyll
Usage: lond
final 'd' often has a trailing tag.
Usage: Danubius
upper case 'D'. The trailing ends of the graph above intrude onto the top of the letter.
Usage: gallia
the tail of 'g' turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: sprygeth
'g' sometimes has a horned head.
Usage: enough
the horizontal cross-bar from 'g' continues to form the head-loop of 'h'.
Usage: Grekes
Usage: hath
the limb is generally a vertical line sometimes set at an oblique angle.
Usage: the
the head-loop of 'h' leans over to the right sometimes almost resting on the following graph.
Usage: hight
Usage: h(er)tes
the scribe uses a straight line through the head of 'h' as an 'er' abbreviation.
Usage: reigned
long 'r' is used more frequently than modern 'r' but both graphs are used in all positions.
Usage: moder
a squat modern 'r'.
Usage: ster
long 'r' in final position with flourish, perhaps to represent a missing 'e'.
Usage: Ryue
Usage: sides
long 's' is used in medial and final positions. It generally sports a kind of hump at the top of the stem where the scribe begins his stroke.
Usage: hilles called
sigma 's' used in final position.
Usage: frenshmen
both 's' and 'h' appear to lean.
Usage: Saturnus
Usage: well
simple form of 'w' with or without an approach stroke to the left limb.
Usage: Which
Usage: wyne
Usage: wt
Usage: spryngeth
the tail of 'y' is generally long and frequently tangles with graphs on the line below.
Usage: theryn
Usage: sayleth
Usage: shortly
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