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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Douce 323
Sampled Folios:109v
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Usage: aboute
the majority of the scribe's 'a's are single compartment. However, he has a tendency to include the upper case version of 'A' when 'a' begins a word, or even in the middle of a word.
Usage: Alle
last word in a line so not an upper case graph.
Usage: name
here the 'a' is the second letter but stands far above surrounding graphs.
Usage: And
an upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line tipped in red.
Usage: dore
the scribe's 'd's are looped and the bowl is quite angular.
Usage: Ap(ar)ayled
'd' in final position is frequently tagged with short downward stroke attached to the extended loop-stroke.
Usage: mayde
Usage: Drede
Usage: go
the scribe's 'g's are mainly double compartment.
Usage: gyle
there is an occasional single compartment tailed graph with horned head.
Usage: lugged
Usage: kyng
final 'g' has quite a long horizontal extension from the middle of the upper lobe.
Usage: hote
the tail of 'h' ends in a counter-clockwise turn.
Usage: sche
Usage: doth
it appears that the 'h' after the 't' is crossed but it may just be the scribe extending the cross-bar of 't'.
Usage: he
occasionally the stem has a turned foot.
Usage: craft
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: fayr
in final position 'r' is often flourished perhaps to indicate a missing 'e'.
Usage: loured
'z'-shaped 'r' is mainly used after vowels and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: frere
Usage: shette
the body of the sigma 's' is square-shaped. It is used in initial and in final position.
Usage: p(ar)doners
Usage: sche
long 's' may be used initially and also medially.
Usage: Sonedayes
Usage: whan
'w' has double head-loops but the height and spread may vary with individual graphs.
Usage: knowith
Usage: wente
Usage: wiȝtlyche
Usage: lepyn
'y' is essentially the same throughout.
Usage: mayde
sometimes the second stroke does not connect with the left of the fork, leaving a gap.
Usage: Pylorye
Usage: many
the tail is generally set at the same angle with counter-clockwise turn.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe(supercript)
thorn is not used very much on this folio.
Usage: þoruȝt
Usage: ȝeer
again yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: brouȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Or
Usage: By
Usage: Now
Usage: The
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