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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Pembroke College Fragments MS 312, frag. C/6
Folios:One folio only
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: and
single compartment 'a' is used.
Usage: bacon
Usage: And
Usage: Arise
two versions of upper case 'A'.
Usage: declined
(first 'd') a rounded looped 'd'.
Usage: had
'd' is sometimes open in the centre.
Usage: pesecodd(es)
the lower lobe of 'd' can also be angular.
Usage: And don
Usage: gold
'g' is double compartment.
Usage: hung(er)
the 'er' abbreviative mark is attached to the horizontal slash.
Usage: longe
hairlines connect the strokes of the lower compartment.
Usage: Gre
Usage: hele
Usage: haste
the looped head of 'h' frequently has a horizontal aspect.
Usage: what
Usage: Hung(er)
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: recordid
both long 'r' and modern 'r' are used.
Usage: Sir
long 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: reson
modern 'r' in initial position.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: sum
sigma 's' is used in initial position.
Usage: his
the scribe uses mainly kidney shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: þis
he occasionally uses '8'-shaped 's'.
Usage: schewed
the head of long 's' ligatured with the following 'c'. Long 's' is used in initial position as well as the sigma version.
Usage: wronge
Usage: schewed
occasionally the limbs of 'w' extend quite a way above surrounding graphs.
Usage: rewth
Usage: While
upper case'W' which is the same as the lower case versions.
Usage: lithly
'y' varies in the length, curvature and angle of turn of the tail-stroke.
Usage: my
Usage: ys
Usage: may
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: makiþ
thorn is used frequently.
Usage: þu
Usage: ȝif
Usage: ȝit
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Neiþ(er)
Usage: Be
Usage: Ne
Usage: Til
Upper Case I
Usage: I
upper case 'I' appears in a number of forms. This example is from the beginning of a line, hence the head-stroke extended into the left margin.
Usage: I
Usage: I
Usage: I
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