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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 137
Sampled Folios:11r
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Usage: and
the scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'. Double compartment is the favoured graph but the use of either appears to be indiscriminate.
Usage: al
Usage: Passus
the scribe's display script in the rubric.
Usage: and
there do not appear to be any upper case 'A's on this folio. The example here may be one as it appears at the beginning of a line. However, the distinctive upper case letters are tipped with red ink.
Usage: drede
again the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd' with a preference for the unlooped letter.
Usage: gold
looped 'd' in final position with short tag.
Usage: golde
Usage: myddel
Usage: gold
there is a fine hairline stroke which connects the lower with the upper compartment. However it is not always easy to see and the 'g' often appears to be a tailed 'g' rather than a double compartment graph.
Usage: kyng
Usage: gylt
the faint hairline can just about be seen but the 'g' has the appearance of a tailed letter.
Usage: Gentely
one of the upper case letters which is tipped with red ink.
Usage: hur
'h' has looped head and varies in the angle of the descent of the limb.
Usage: confortyth
Usage: sche
the tail-stroke is short, extending briefly below the line.
Usage: hendelyche
Usage: rynges
long 'r' is used in all positions including after 'o'.
Usage: her(e)
in final position, 'r' is often flourished.
Usage: tercius
modern 'r' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: wyrche
the fork of the graph generally occurs at or around the level of the line.
Usage: sche
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: bedelys
sigma 's' is mainly found in final position. However, see version 3.
Usage: Curteysly
sigma 's' used in the middle of a word.
Usage: Saue
the upper case graph as the first letter of the page.
Usage: wrong
'w' is almost invariable.
Usage: Now
Usage: wt
the scribe often abbreviates the word 'with' in this way.
Usage: folwe
Usage: treuly
the shape of the body of 'y' is consistent. The tail-stroke varies in length and curvature.
Usage: tremelyd
Usage: þy
Usage: kyng
occasionally the tail of 'y' is straight.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is mainly used for the definite article and for pronouns and demonstratives. It is rarely used elsewhere. The scribe abbreviates many of these words with a superscript above the thorn.
Usage: behyȝþ
one of the only occasions on this folio where thorn is used for 'th' other than on the occasions mentioned above.
Usage: ȝif
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: lauȝthe
yogh is also used as equivalent of 'gh'.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Passus
Usage: I
Usage: ffor
Usage: Coupys
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