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Current Manuscript:USA, Boston, MA, Boston Public Library, 94
Folios:f74v (back flyleaf)
Sampled Folios:74v
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Usage: argonautis
most of the scribe's lower case 'a's follow the example shown here. There is usually a hairline stroke ascending at an oblique angle from the head of the graph, the extension of the hairline closing stroke.
Usage: sal
occasionally the stroke across the head is thicker.
Usage: And
upper case 'A's often look rather tortured and ill-defined.
Usage: And
Usage: diuers
'd' is looped with a bowl which is either rounded or oval as here.
Usage: And
'd' in final position always has an extended tag descending below the graph.
Usage: worde
the first element of 'e' is a continuation of the loop of 'd'. A hairline connects to the second element of 'e'.
Usage: dayis
Usage: gaf
like the 'a' graph, 'g' has an extended hairline stroke angling up obliquely from the head.
Usage: kengis
the tail loops round and crosses the descending stroke to join to the next graph.
Usage: strangast
Usage: argonautis
Usage: hatht
'h' has a looped head-stroke which connects back to the stem. The shoulder is set away from the stem and the tail-stroke loops back and crosses itself to connect to the next graph.
Usage: Qwhoso
Usage: qwyhlle
Usage: The
Usage: resson
'z'-shaped 'r' is used on all occasions in every position.
Usage: diuers
Usage: thar
Usage: argonautis
Usage: sal
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: diuers
an 's' similar to German 'ss' is always used in final position.
Usage: Qwhoso
the stem of 's' is often very thick with a contrasting much finer stroke for the head.
Usage: anssowr
Usage: wyn
'w' always has a much extended left arm wherever it occurs.
Usage: sowld
Usage: qwht
Usage: Qwhoso
Usage: qwhylle
'y' and thorn are exactly the same and difficult to distinguish.
Usage: wyn
Usage: y(c)h
Usage: thay
Usage: þat
Usage: þaj
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