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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Digby 102
Sampled Folios:11r
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Usage: at
the 'a's are double compartment although frequently the compartments are not separate and the left side of the graph resembles a 3 backwards.
Usage: sayden
the down-stroke is thick. The graph often stands above surrounding letters.
Usage: penaunt
Usage: And
upper case 'A' is used frequently at the beginnings of phrases for example, not just at the beginnings of lines.
Usage: recordede
'd' is looped throughout. The lower lobe is triangular, the loop, rounded.
Usage: bad
'd' in final position and beside an 'a' which is the same height.
Usage: wedde
Usage: qd
abbreviation with 'd' with the usual tag.
Usage: glosyng
the first 'g' in this word. Double compartment 'g' is used throughout. The two compartments are often diamond-shaped and set on end.
Usage: kyng
double compartment 'g' with tag in final position. The lower compartment has a curved extension from its right side. The upper compartment has a diagonal stroke which leaves a point at the head and provides the extension towards the next graph.
Usage: togyderes
a rather strange-looking graph in this word.
Usage: gan
another strange graph.
Usage: hym
'h' quite often has a diagonal foot, a head-stroke which arches over the graph and makes contact on the further side of the limb, and a tail which sweeps clockwise beneath the graph.
Usage: with
Usage: worth
'h' with tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise to finish, which is unusual.
Usage: That
the combination of upper case 'T' followed by 'h' makes for a complicated intertwining of strokes.
Usage: ryche
long 'r' used throughout except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
Usage: messager
'r' in final position.
Usage: preest
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Reherce
Usage: sotil
sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: lettres
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: lasse
long 's' is used in medial positions.
Usage: Sholde
upper case 'S' to begin a new clause which is defined by the use of red virgules.
Usage: were
'w's are conisitently elaborate with foot at the lower end of the left limb, looped heads with arched strokes, with a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: thorw
'w' in final position still in the same flamboyant style.
Usage: knowe
Usage: Who
again upper case graph following a red virgule.
Usage: yf
it is difficult to get a clear image of some of this scribe's graphs because of his constant loops and swirls.
Usage: my
'y' is almost always dotted.
Usage: wylneth
Usage: togyderes
Usage: ȝut
Usage: ȝode
Usage: ȝe
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: In
Usage: Be
Usage: I
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