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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Additional 9832
Sampled Folios:16r
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Usage: was
single compartment 'a' used mostly, but not exclusively within the text.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' used at the beginning of a line. The shape of this letter may vary.
Usage: And
another variation on the upper case letter.
Usage: Arage
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.
Usage: And
final 'd' frequently has a final long descending tag.
Usage: hardynes
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: Devise
this 'd', used at the beginning of the verb 'to devise', may be the scribe's upper case letter used randomly.
Usage: Defence
this time this letter shape is used for the initial letter of a noun.
Usage: grete
'g' is double compartment anglicana 'g'.
Usage: thought
the fine hairline stroke from lower to upper lobe occasionally seems to be missing.
Usage: gentyllnes
the upper lobe appears to be slightly ahead of the lower lobe.
Usage: thynge
parts of the letter frequently seem to be missing!
Usage: his
looped head-stroke for 'h' which grazes the shoulder.
Usage: deth
the limb is usually short and straight.
Usage: Hit
initial letter of a line with noticeable extension to the left of the looped head=stroke.
Usage: thes
'h' formed with continuous stroke from cross bar of 't'.
Usage: here
modern 'r' alternates with long 'r'.
Usage: vtterly
the only use of 'z'-shaped 'r' on this folio.
Usage: mor
long 'r' is used here in final position with flourish perhaps to indicate a missing final 'e'.
Usage: Rose
upper case 'R' used for the beginning of the noun.
Usage: was
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.
Usage: as
occasionally the finishing stroke is curved.
Usage: Shope
long 's' in initial position in the line.
Usage: so
at least two long 's's on this folio have a split stroke for the stem.
Usage: world
the first stroke of the 'w' is usually separate from the remainder of the letter.
Usage: was
'w' showing variation on the first stroke. There are many variations for this initial stroke.
Usage: Worthy
initial letter of a line so probably an upper case graph.
Usage: went
Usage: hym
a very restrained tail on 'y'.
Usage: boundyn
the more usual tail bending backwards beneath previous letters before turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: nobyll
Usage: shortely
Usage: disrupcio(u)n
the scribe uses a variety of macrons, here a horizontal elongated one.
Usage: man(n)
another variation of the macron.
Usage: lyon
Usage: man in
example of the macron continuing over the letters of the following word in 'man in'.
Usage: cleopatra
'p' with open top.
Usage: skypp
Usage: p(er)sone
'er' abbreviation.
More s's
Usage: desert
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.
Usage: p(er)sone
Usage: discression
Usage: She
initial letter of a line.
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