single compartment 'a' used mostly, but not exclusively within the text.
upper case 'A' used at the beginning of a line. The shape of this letter may vary.
another variation on the upper case letter.
the text reads 'this man in suche arage'. The scribe diverges from his usual practice of using single compartment 'a' within the text and joins the indefinite article to the noun.
final 'd' frequently has a final long descending tag.
looped 'd' used throughout.
this 'd', used at the beginning of the verb 'to devise', may be the scribe's upper case letter used randomly.
this time this letter shape is used for the initial letter of a noun.
'g' is double compartment anglicana 'g'.
the fine hairline stroke from lower to upper lobe occasionally seems to be missing.
the upper lobe appears to be slightly ahead of the lower lobe.
parts of the letter frequently seem to be missing!
looped head-stroke for 'h' which grazes the shoulder.
the limb is usually short and straight.
initial letter of a line with noticeable extension to the left of the looped head=stroke.
'h' formed with continuous stroke from cross bar of 't'.
modern 'r' alternates with long 'r'.
the only use of 'z'-shaped 'r' on this folio.
long 'r' is used here in final position with flourish perhaps to indicate a missing final 'e'.
upper case 'R' used for the beginning of the noun.
the stroke to the right at the top of the letter is almost always more or less at right angles. Sometimes, as here, the circle is not quite complete.
occasionally the finishing stroke is curved.
long 's' in initial position in the line.
at least two long 's's on this folio have a split stroke for the stem.
the first stroke of the 'w' is usually separate from the remainder of the letter.
'w' showing variation on the first stroke. There are many variations for this initial stroke.
initial letter of a line so probably an upper case graph.
a very restrained tail on 'y'.
the more usual tail bending backwards beneath previous letters before turning counter-clockwise.
the scribe uses a variety of macrons, here a horizontal elongated one.
another variation of the macron.
Usage: man in
example of the macron continuing over the letters of the following word in 'man in'.
'p' with open top.
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not shown under the regular description of 's' but there are also several examples of 's' where it is possible to see the approach stroke very clearly on the stem of the letter.
initial letter of a line.