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Current Manuscript:Nottingham, University of Nottingham Library, Wollaton Library Collection MS WLC LM 8
Sampled Folios:48v, 155r
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Usage: remenant
the scribal hand is very consistent. All lower case 'a's are double compartment.
Usage: naturele
Usage: Cicorea
Usage: Astrologie
upper case 'A's on the two folios examined are in this form. There is no variation.
Usage: doþ
'd' is unlooped with the lobe an oval shape.
Usage: Calcedonie
'd' in ligature with the following 'o'.
Usage: vundrefongeþ
Usage: Decima
upper case 'D' in the gloss text.
Usage: grounded
two forms of 'g' are used by the scribe. This version, which looks like a tailed 'g' sometimes has a hairline stroke from the end of the tail back to the lobe.
Usage: oughen
anglicana double compartment 'g' is used in the same proportion as tailed 'g'.
Usage: Plantago
Usage: þing
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: herbe
'h' is neatly executed with short tail-stroke generally finishing beneath the ascender.
Usage: she
Usage: noght
Usage: He
upper case 'H' with foot on the stem.
Usage: retorne
modern 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
Usage: wher
Usage: vndrestonde
'z'-shaped 'r' is always used after 'o' and occasionally follows round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Rosmaryne
Usage: sterre
long 's' is always used in initial position.
Usage: his
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position in the majority of cases.
Usage: is
occasionally this 8-shaped 's' is found in final position.
Usage: Sardis
serpentine 'S' is used as the upper case graph, not only as a special 'S' in the gloss text but also in the general text.
Usage: was
the form of 'w' varies little.
Usage: how
Usage: writ
Usage: Which
upper case graph exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: planteyn
the left arm of 'y' is vertical. The fork of the graph rests on the line.
Usage: maistrye
Usage: clepyd
the tail of 'y' is generally short and contained. It usually has a tiny flick to the right to finish.
Usage: may
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: clepeþ
thorn is used frequently. It has little extension beneath the lobe which distinguishes it from 'y'.
Usage: þilk
Usage: ȝitt
on the folios examined, yogh only seems to be used as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: ȝif
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