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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ii.5.41
Identification:The main scribe in this manuscript is unknown
Sampled Folios:105r
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Usage: stomac
a very similar hand in some respects to that of the Huntingdonshire scribe.
Usage: hardyng
the scribe's upper compartment is triangular.
Usage: Also
the overhang of the upper compartment is very reminiscent of the Huntingdonshire scribe's 'A's.
Usage: Also
the upper compartment of this upper case graph is also triangular.
Usage: drawe
the lobe of 'd' may be oval as in this example, or more angular as in example 3.
Usage: medecynes
Usage: dicit(ur)
the more angular lower lobe may be because the scribe was adopting a more formal hand for the Latin glosses.
Usage: medecyn
'd' ligatured with following 'e'.
Usage: y greuede
'g' formed from several angled strokes. Again, very similar to the 'g' of the Huntingdonshire scribe.
Usage: glowi(n)g
(first 'g') 'g' appears almost as two triangles set one over the other.
Usage: openyng
Usage: swagyng
Usage: heede
a simple stem with no foot, with looped head-stroke and tail from the short limb tapering into a fine line curving clockwise.
Usage: humours
the limb is shorter than the stem, the tail curves awkwardly from the base of the limb at an angle beneath the stem.
Usage: siche
Usage: Hic
a more formal graph for the upper case letter with angled foot and added wavy line to the left of the ascender. The tail-stroke turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: resseyuede
the stem thickens towards the foot.
Usage: humour
as with the Huntingdonshire scribe, the stem often appears waisted.
Usage: worchip
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and has a curly otiose stroke from the lower left point.
Usage: dicitur
a single long 'r' found in a crossed-out section of the Latin gloss.
Usage: sotel
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: humours
sigma 's' used in final position.
Usage: eseli
a continuous flow from 's' to 'e'.
Usage: Septim(us)
serpentine upper case 'S', again mirroring the Huntingdonshire scribe's practise.
Usage: whan(n)e
'w's are evenly formed with the lower end of the left limb usually slightly higher than the middle stroke.
Usage: drawe(thorn)
loops at the head curl to the right.
Usage: wombe
Usage: world
the separate formation of the left stroke may be seen in this example.
Usage: myche
exactly the same formation of 'y' as the Huntingdonshire scribe.
Usage: kynde
Usage: medecynes
Usage: Ypocras
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: deleþ
the formation of both thorn and yogh are again very similar to that of the Huntingdonshire scribe.
Usage: þirstyng
Usage: myȝt
Usage: wrouȝt
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