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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Harley 2376
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: as
all 'a's are double compartment often with larger upper lobe.
Usage: a
'a' with upper and lower compartments not separate units.
Usage: Al
the scribe uses two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio.
Usage: Alle
Usage: dale
'd' is looped and has an angular lower lobe with point at the base.
Usage: Estward
Usage: ded
Usage: waytede
Usage: glotenye
'g' is also always double compartment. The lower compartment is often smaller than the upper and set at a slight forward angle.
Usage: Wynkyng
'g' in final position on present participles, always has a flourish, perhaps to represent a missing final 'e'.
Usage: morwenynge
the forward set of the lower compartment makes it appear that the graph is leaning backwards.
Usage: gyle
Usage: holy
the head forms a triangular loop.
Usage: schal
the tail may be shorter or longer but generally ends beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: selcouthe
Usage: Shope
occasionally there is a slight foot on the stem.
Usage: riche
modern 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
Usage: wer
an extreme flourish on final 'r' in this word which may be significant of final missing 'e'. It occurs at the end of a line.
Usage: forto
'z'-shaped 'r' only follows 'o' on this folio.
Usage: spyrytes
Usage: slepe
the scribe uses sigma 's' in both initial and final positions.
Usage: hylles
this mini-version of the upper case 'S' in version 3 is used on more than one occasion as final 's'.
Usage: Som(er)
the upper case version.
Usage: Some
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'S'.
Usage: wente
the scribe's 'w's are consistently shaped with looped heads and the 'B'-shaped element to the right. The only difference is that some graphs have a foot on the lower end of the left limb.
Usage: wondres
Usage: plow
Usage: Worchyng
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
Usage: y
'y' is always dotted. The tail is short and straight.
Usage: Spyrytes
Usage: y may
Usage: lyuyd
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: holdeþ
thorn is used frequently in all the usual situations but also as a replacement for 'th' in some words.
Usage: truþe
Usage: ȝow
there are only two examples of yogh on this folio, both using yogh as equivalent to 'y'.
Usage: ȝow
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
Usage: Bote
Usage: Estward
Usage: Maluerne
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