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Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS EL 26 A.17
Sampled Folios:23r
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Usage: maner
double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout. The scribe's hand is consistent for all his letter forms.
Usage: mai
Usage: And
'A' with long approach stroke to head is the least-used form of 'A' on this folio.
Usage: Arraied
almost all the scribe's upper case 'A's are formed as here. The lower compartment is always square-shaped.
Usage: don
'd' is always looped with square lower compartment.
Usage: seide
Usage: bridd
Usage: world
'd' contained beneath the head-stroke of 'l'.
Usage: gras
double compartment 'g' has an oval upper compartment and triangular lower compartment.
Usage: king
'g' in final position with a suggestion of a vertical tag from the horizontal slash.
Usage: iuggement
Usage: kinges grace
Usage: him
the stem of 'h' almost always has a slight angled foot.
Usage: which
the limb rarely extends beyond the level of the stem.
Usage: hihe
the head-stroke forms a point at the top where it angles down from the stem.
Usage: He
upper case graph at the beginning of a line is the same as the lower case versions.
Usage: reson
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: labour
Usage: bridd
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and most round-bodied graphs.
Usage: vnderstonde
Usage: schul
sigma 's' is the most common graph in initial position.
Usage: wittes
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: stod
long 's' is used occasionally in initial position and always in medial position.
Usage: So
Usage: wolde
anglicana looped 'w' usually with closed loops at the head and 'B' element to finish.
Usage: dowhtres
Usage: knew
Usage: Wher
Usage: wys
there are very few examples of 'y' on this folio.
Usage: manye
the fork is at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: wynter
Usage: eu(er)y
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þing
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words and also as a replacement for 'th' in places.
Usage: cowþe
Usage: ȝe
on this folio, yogh is only used as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: ȝong
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Besette
Usage: Tho
Usage: I
Usage: Quod
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