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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College MS 176/97
Folios:pages 12, 23
Sampled Folios:12, 23
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Usage: that
single compartment 'a' sometimes of the horned variety as here.
Usage: that
a more oval compartment for this 'a'.
Usage: And
Usage: And
upper case 'A' appears with or without a curving extension to the left of the graph.
Usage: downe
'd' may be unlooped or looped as in version 2. The lobe of 'd' is almost square.
Usage: amend
a rounder lobe and upper loop with tag to finish on this 'd' in final position.
Usage: worde
Usage: dye
Usage: agayne
tailed 'g' is consistently formed.
Usage: kynge
Usage: light
the right stroke begins above the level of the left side of the compartment.
Usage: nyght
Usage: helpe
the looped head of 'h' is angled forward and the tail turns counter-clockwise to link on to the next graph.
Usage: this
Usage: Which
occasionally the stem of 'h' has a foot as may be seen in the second example of 'h' in this word.
Usage: Haue
an elaborate foot on the ascender of this upper case graph although the formation of the remainder of the letter is the same as the lower case version.
Usage: purse
the shoulder of 'r' is a thick stroke either separate as here, or joined as in version 3.
Usage: conquerour
in final position 'r' is sometimes flourished.
Usage: verrey
Usage: pray
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: sende
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: this
a six-shaped horned 's' is found in all final positions.
Usage: most
Usage: Sith
serpentine 'S' with separate, short, curved head-stroke.
Usage: wilnot
in initial position the left limb of 'w' tends to be taller than the second element.
Usage: downe
in medial positions, 'w' appears at the same level as surrounding graphs.
Usage: Now
Usage: Which
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line with arching approach stroke from the left margin.
Usage: ye
'y' is consistently formed and like 'h' has a tail which turns counter-clockwise and continues to join to the next graph.
Usage: pray
Usage: my
Usage: yet
Usage: throȝt
there are no thorns in this extract and just two yoghs, both equivalent of the 'gh' element.
Usage: myȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: O
Usage: Be
Usage: I
Usage: Now
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