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Upright hooked g Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. USA, Princeton University Library, Taylor MS 6 (former Penrose 12)
Current Manuscript:USA, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections MS Taylor 6
Sampled Folios:8v, 9r
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Usage: alle
only single compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: drad
Usage: Amen
this upper case 'A' is used in the scribe's copy of Trevisa's dedication to Thomas, Lord Berkeley at the beginning of the manuscript.
Usage: And
all upper case 'A's on the folio examined are of this variety.
Usage: dedes
unlooped secretary 'd' is used almost exclusively on the folio examined. However, see version 3.
Usage: world
hairline otiose strokes are added to several graphs in final position.
Usage: drad
very occasionally the scribe uses a looped 'd'. However, tailed 'd' is used in final position.
Usage: Dedalus
Usage: gastliche
the crescent-shaped hook on the scribe's 'g' gives this scribe his name.
Usage: making
'g' in final position with long tag descending from the horizontal slash.
Usage: connyng
occasionally instead of adding the hook to the end of the tail of 'g', the scribe turns the tail counter-clockwise.
Usage: Gregorie
Usage: had
'h' has a foot at the base of the stem and the extension from the limb barely descends below the line.
Usage: roteth
the scribe uses a hairline tail-stroke to extend from the limb and turns it counter-clockwise.
Usage: englissh
'h' after 's' is crossed.
Usage: Harcules
a distinctive graph for upper case 'H'.
Usage: reneweth
modern 'r' seems to be used mainly in initial and medial positions.
Usage: maner
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in all positions and always with curving otiose stroke from the bottom left of the graph.
Usage: thordre
both 'r's in evidence in this word.
Usage: Ranulph
Usage: scorne
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The stem is thick but tapers below the line. The head-stroke is fine.
Usage: trauailes
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position and almost always has a fine otiose stroke attached.
Usage: noblesse
the angle of long 's' may be seen in this example.
Usage: Seneca
Usage: wondres
'w' is of the two 'v' variety with single lobe to the right.
Usage: rew
Usage: Wherfore
this 'W' occurs after a punctus and varies from the lower case in size only.
Usage: Writing
within the body of the text, this upper case 'W' is also used when it occurs on the top line.
Usage: youre
the scribe has two variants of 'y', this one with waving tail which may have a hooked appearance, as here, or a wavy descent as in version 4.
Usage: worthy
the scribe also has a 'y' with short straight tail descending at an angle from the body of the graph. 'y' is almost always dotted.
Usage: connyng
Usage: liȝtely
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þer
thorn does not appear on the folio of text examined. It does, however appear in the introductory dedication.
Usage: þe
Usage: liȝtely
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: ȝif
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Englissh
Usage: Boor
Usage: Tabearu(m)
Usage: Philosophres
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