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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ll.4.14
Sampled Folios:32v
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Usage: and
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: and
a squarer shape for the lobe.
Usage: And
the 'A' used by the scribe to begin the folio. There are other examples of this 'A' on the same folio.
Usage: And
the more usual upper case 'A'.
Usage: dykinge
'd' is looped and when in initial position the lower lobe tends to be pointed at the left side.
Usage: lond
'd' in final position with curved descending tag.
Usage: ffode
Usage: wordis
'd' with rounder lobe in the middle of a word.
Usage: golde
double compartment 'g' with point at the head.
Usage: hung(er)
'g' with abbreviation for 'er' above.
Usage: hunger
a more triangular lower compartment in this example.
Usage: longe
Usage: hung(er)
the head-loop of 'h' is rounded. The limb may descend in a curve or may splay out as in the next version.
Usage: leches
the tail-stroke curves back clockwise from the end of the splayed limb.
Usage: leccherus
Usage: whyle
the limb is a vertical tapering stroke.
Usage: rise
long 'r' is used in all positions for most of the time.
Usage: hunger
the fork generally occurs at about the base level of surrounding graphs. Over-inking may have caused the thickening here.
Usage: our
modern 'r' is used occasionally in medial and in final position, as here with flourish to finish.
Usage: worchen
'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o' on the folio examined.
Usage: seiþ
long 's' has a long straight stem. It is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: is
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: blessid
Usage: Sir Surffayt
the scribe's upper case graphs.
Usage: wrouȝte
'w' is the loop-headed anglicana version.
Usage: mawe
there is a single lobe to the right of the graph.
Usage: wt
Usage: Wende
upper case 'W' is the same as the lower case one.
Usage: dyne
both arms of 'y' are level at the head.
Usage: ony
the tail of 'y' is generally long. Here there is a small flick to the right to finish.
Usage: ffayne
the tail is straight in this example.
Usage: day
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: ffediþ
thorn is used on every occasion to replace 'th'.
Usage: þt þu
Usage: ȝit
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: wrouȝte
Usage: that he
these ascenders are all on the top line of the folio.
Usage: weneth well
Usage: to haue I
Usage: it him bere
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