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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Cotton Caligula A.XI
Folios:170-286 (Piers Booklet)
Sampled Folios:209r
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Usage: castel
double compartment 'a' with upper compartment usually slightly smaller than the lower. The head is flat and sometimes linked by a hair-line stroke.
Usage: aboue
the lower compartment is oval in shape.
Usage: a
Usage: Ac
the upper case graph has a squared off lower lobe.
Usage: do bet
looped 'd' is used throughout. It has a pointed lower lobe.
Usage: do best
Usage: wold
'd' in final position with tag added to the extended loop-stroke.
Usage: doth
triangular lower lobe and oval loop.
Usage: grete
'g' is also a graph with angular aspect. The squarish upper lobe is finished with a hairline stroke across the head.
Usage: strengthe
the lower compartment of 'g' is frequently pointed at the left side.
Usage: leryng
the upper compartment is squarish in shape.
Usage: Godfray
Usage: his
'h' has a triangular head-loop and leans slightly to the right.
Usage: dwellith
'h' is often crossed when it follows 't', (though see version 4).
Usage: wyght
'h' is also crossed in this combination.
Usage: rathe
Usage: rathe
long 'r' is used initially and medially.
Usage: hir
modern 'r' is used in both medial and final positions.
Usage: proud
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: or
modern 'r' in final position.
Usage: sones
both sigma and long 's' are used in initial positions.
Usage: is
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position. Most 's's in final position on this folio have the curved otiose stroke as an addition.
Usage: sire
long 's' in initial position.
Usage: visione
the head of long 's' is closed in this example, forming a loop.
Usage: wille
the left limb of 'w' is usually a separate entity.
Usage: knoweth
both limbs are very upright. The head-loops extend quite a way above the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wt
Usage: What
the upper case graph is exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: Syre
the left limb of 'y' is vertical.
Usage: away
the tail-stroke does not vary very much in curvature or length.
Usage: ysette
Usage: thynges
the tail of 'y' is often short.
Usage: þt
thorn is indistinguishable from 'y'.
Usage: þat
Usage: noȝt
only one yogh on the folio examined.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
Usage: Passus
Usage: Godfray
Usage: Ac
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