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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College MS 63
Sampled Folios:7v, 8r, 151v
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Usage: faile
double compartment 'a' is used throughout, generally with flat head.
Usage: whan
Usage: fallen
occasionally there is a slight turn on the head-stroke.
Usage: Amans
Usage: debate
'd' is always looped with angular lower lobe.
Usage: dede
the length of the loop varies and sometimes extends well back over preceding graphs.
Usage: ferd
'd' in final position with added tag.
Usage: amended
Usage: grace
'g' is always double compartment. The lower compartment is often triangular in aspect. The upper compartment is rounded.
Usage: song
a lower compartment left open.
Usage: p(ro)logus
here the lower compartment is very pointed at the left side.
Usage: beginne
Usage: helpe
'h' is consistently formed. The head-stroke is usually closed.
Usage: cha(u)nge
Usage: hath
an open gead-stroke in the final 'h'.
Usage: forthi
an open head-stroke on this 'h' on the top line.
Usage: reule
long 'r' is used in all positions but the scribe also uses modern 'r' quite frequently.
Usage: nertheles
modern 'r' is used in initial and medial positions as well as long 'r'.
Usage: sore
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: auentur
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: so
sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: ellis
Usage: strecche
long 's' is also used in initial position as well as medially.
Usage: Su(n)t
Usage: werld
the middle limb of 'w' usually stands above the left limb.
Usage: what
the head strokes may be open or closed as here.
Usage: know
Usage: wt
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þis
thorn is used frequently.
Usage: þenke
Usage: ȝow
yogh is used only as equivalent to 'y' on the folios examined.
Usage: ȝit
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Confessor
Usage: Explicit
Usage: But
Usage: I
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