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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson poet. 38
Sampled Folios:33v
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Usage: acountes
double compartment 'a' used throughout. The head stroke sometimes appears detached.
Usage: day
Usage: penance
'a' is straight-sided with horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: A
only this version of upper case 'A' is used on this folio.
Usage: dedly
'd's are looped and evenly formed. The lower bowl is often angular.
Usage: world
the loop is generally of horizontal aspect and tends to lie across the lower lobe.
Usage: laddest
Usage: dede
the loops of the two 'd's are squashed to line up with the round 'e's which in turn are very similar to the 'd' graph.
Usage: go
the lower compartment of 'g' almost always appears to be in advance of the upper compartment.
Usage: indulgences
because of the position of the lower compartment, the graph itself appears to lean backwards.
Usage: Iuges
Usage: grace
Usage: heuene
the tail of 'h' usually ends just below the level of the stem.
Usage: erthe
on occasions, the scribe extends the tail of 'h' horizontally beneath previous graphs.
Usage: riche
Usage: How
'H' at the beginning of a line with wider curve on the tail.
Usage: rede
long 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
Usage: moder
final 'r' generally has a slight flick upwards at the end of the shoulder.
Usage: preyeres
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after some vowels and round-bodied graphs. There is a curled otiose stroke from the lower left of the graph.
Usage: her(e)
flourished 'r' for missing 'e'. The shoulder of 'r' is detached and the flourish curls up over the shoulder making almost a complete circle.
Usage: synned
sigma 's' is used in initial position.
Usage: elles
the most frequently used final 's' is 8-shaped.
Usage: triennales
occasionally the head-stroke of the graph curves upwards instead of closing to form an '8'.
Usage: sesoun
long 's' is used only occasionally as the initial graph.
Usage: welth
'w' is consistently formed. The left limb usually stands separate from the rest of the graph.
Usage: dowel
the top of 'w' is generally at the height of surrounding graphs.
Usage: twene
sometimes, the second part of the graph looks as though it has slipped down the page.
Usage: With oute
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line. The longer lead-in stroke is the only thing which might differentiate the graph from the lower case examples.
Usage: synned
'y' often looks just like thorn and in many places it is difficult to distinguish them. Here the graph has no tail.
Usage: trewely
Usage: day by day
Usage: mercy
towards the lower part of the folio, occasional 'y's have tails.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þow
almost no difference between this thorn and some of the examples of 'y'.
Usage: þe
Usage: hiȝte
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'gh' and 'y'.
Usage: ȝoure
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Quod
Usage: I t
a very distinctive upper case 'I'.
Usage: Be
Usage: To
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