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Current Manuscript:San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library, HM 128 (olim Phillipps 20420)
Folios:1-94, 113-138v; (Pricke of Conscience and the fragment of Piers, and beginning of Piers Plowman)
Example Page:Display a full page showing this scribe's hand
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Usage: and
double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: mannys
a more angular rendition of the graph. The scribe's hand becomes more angular according to pen used.
Usage: And
a less angular upper case graph than the example in version 4.
Usage: And
Usage: drede
'd' is looped, usually with an angular lobe and a loop which varies in size.
Usage: thrydde
the lobes of these 'd's are almost square.
Usage: ymakedt he loop extends back over the previous graph.
Usage: goddes
the scribe also has a more rounded version of many of his graphs.
Usage: god
the last four lines of f4v are in a much more precise and angular script of the scribe. He appears to be using a different pen and the letters are much more crafted.
Usage: purgatorye
an example of 'g' from further up the same page, much less formal than the example in version 1.
Usage: godes grace
an example of both types of 'g' in the same line.
Usage: nought
the 'ght' combination.
Usage: harde
as with several other graphs of this scribe he has a less formal and a more formal representation. This is the less formal example of 'h'.
Usage: had
a more formal example of initial 'h' from the same folio as the example in version 1.
Usage: heuene
an example from the scribe's heading showing that he does not just modify his script for display purposes.
Usage: How
elaborate upper case 'H' used in a heading to the text.
Usage: right
modern 'r' used on all occasions and in all positions except after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: maner
'r' in final position with upward flick to finish.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o'.
Usage: maners
Usage: self
sigma 's' and long 's' are both used in initial position. However, sigma 's' tends to predominate in that position at the beginning of the manuscript but is less used towards the end.
Usage: wittes
kidney-shaped 's' is almost always used in final position. There is an occasional sigma 's' in that position, but it is used rarely.
Usage: so
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: gostly
long 's' in the middle of a word in the heading, crossed, along with the 't'.
Usage: whan
a very angular form of 'w'.
Usage: world
a different, more rounded version of initial 'w' on the same folio as version 1.
Usage: þorow
'w' in final position. It is generally taller than the graphs surrounding it.
Usage: Wyth
an upper case 'W' which is again a variant form.
Usage: y maked
'y' is often dotted. The left limb is often taller than the right limb.
Usage: assay
'y' in final position.
Usage: fyndeþ
the tail of 'y' often angles counter-clockwise at a very acute angle.
Usage: Y
probably the upper case version of the letter. It occurs at the beginning of a line but just appears to be a larger version of the lower case graph.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Thus
Usage: Ne
Usage: It
Usage: Bot
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