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Current Manuscript:USA, New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Library MS Osborn fa.45
Sampled Folios:Side 2
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Usage: and
double compartment 'a' used throughout this fragment. The hand is very similar to that of Scribe D.
Usage: man
the upper compartment is often slightly bigger than the lower compartment.
Usage: And
the lower compartment of upper case 'A' is generally angular in appearance.
Usage: And
Usage: duchesse
'd' is always looped with angular lower compartment.
Usage: wold
a 'd' very similar to Scribe D's open interior 'd'.
Usage: deuorabit
Usage: qd
'd' with tag on the 'quod' abbreviation. When Scribe D abbreviates 'quod' the tag usually comes out of the centre of the 'd'.
Usage: gyne
double compartment 'g' is used throughout. The lower compartment has a point at the left side.
Usage: kyng
Usage: techeynge
a more triangular lower compartment reminiscent of Scribe D.
Usage: gult
a diamond-shaped upper compartment.
Usage: hys
the stem does not always have an angled foot. The head-loop is triangular.
Usage: techeynge
Usage: haue
Usage: He
Usage: grace
long 'r' is used throughout in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: fader
long 'r' in final position.
Usage: lord
Usage: herrore
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
Usage: schal
on the fragment that remains, only long 's' is used in initial position. It is also used in medial positions.
Usage: hys
8-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: duchesse
Usage: Schal
the upper case 'S'.
Usage: what
'w' is always the looped anglicana variety.
Usage: scheweyth
Usage: wt
Usage: wroghstow
the head-loops are generally closed and there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: y
'y' may be dotted or undotted. The left limb is angled rather than the straighter version of Scribe D.
Usage: mary
Usage: þyn
the tail-stroke varies in length and curvature.
Usage: Y
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: Boþ
the stem of thorn tapers. The lobe is oval.
Usage: þes
thorn is used for the definite article, demonstratives and pronouns.
Usage: ȝende
yogh is used as equivalent to 'gh' and 'y'.
Usage: doȝter
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ignis
Usage: The
Usage: Lacked
Usage: Boþ
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