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Current Manuscript:Europe, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College MS 212
Sampled Folios:88v
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Usage: and
'a' is always double compartment with upper compartment frequently larger than the lower one.
Usage: made
sometimes the down stroke curves over at the top, sometimes it is straight, as here.
Usage: cam
occasionally the scribe enlarges the letter 'a' in the middle of words. Generally though, the top of 'a' is in line with surrounding graphs.
Usage: Al
Usage: deye
'd' is always looped and consistently formed.
Usage: rebuked
Usage: gladdere
Usage: Defyeden
Usage: growe
'g' is also consistently formed, a double compartment graph with triangular lower lobe.
Usage: knowyng
Usage: religion
Usage: Gyle
the upper case graph.
Usage: hadde
generally the tail-stroke continues in a clockwise direction and loops back to connect with the stem.
Usage: wrouht
occasionally there is a counter-clockwise flick from the end of the tail.
Usage: hath
both types of tail-stroke are seen in this example.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' is distinctive because of the hook to the left of the stem.
Usage: religio(u)n
both modern and long 'r's are used in all positions.
Usage: receyuede
Usage: gyour
'r' in final position with upward flick.
Usage: bar
Usage: seyde
sigma 's' is used in initial position and very occasionally in final position, as in version 3.
Usage: fynnes
8-shaped 's' is used in final position. Occasionally there is an otiose stroke from the upper compartment to finish.
Usage: cardinals
Usage: Syth
the upper case version of the graph.
Usage: was
'w' is consistently formed with double head loop and 'B'-shaped element at the right.
Usage: folowede
Usage: knowyng
Usage: With
upper case 'W' is formed in the same way with perhaps a wider leftward extension of the left limb.
Usage: y nome
'y' is sometimes dotted, sometimes not. The tail is generally short with small flick to the right.
Usage: neody
Usage: sprynge
Usage: Y
'Y' in initial position in a line.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: lyueþ
thorn is used frequently in all the usual situations.
Usage: Þeer
the stem of thorn is set at a slant.
Usage: a ȝeins
yogh is only used on a couple of occasions on this folio.
Usage: ȝaf
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Bothe
an unusual form of upper case 'B'.
Usage: Neuere
Usage: Torned
Usage: Ouer
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