Hand: Four OE Glosses (se forma monan dæg, 120v18; forwenednes, 121v3; cliþa, 123r23; , BL Harley 3271
- Four OE Glosses (se forma monan dæg, 120v18; forwenednes, 121v3; cliþa, 123r23; spiw drene, 124r8)
- BL Harley 3271
- Saec. xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
The first and third glosses were written interlinearly with a thin pen and brown ink. The first has one example of teardrop-shaped a and one of Caroline; the back of both is close to vertical, and the hook is small. The a-component of æ is essentially Caroline except that the back does not turn over at all; the hook is low and somewhat angular, and the tongue is horizontal and forms the top of the following g. Bilinear d was used, as was round e with a straight, rising tongue. The tongue of f is flat and on the base-line. The shoulders of m and n branch from slightly below cue-height and are moderately angular. Caroline r and s were used. The second glosses, forwenednes, is written in line with the text, at the end of the line, and is the same size as the main hand. Minims have small approach-strokes and small horizontal feet. The back of d is straight, of medium length, and angled at about 45°. The back of e is straight, vertical, and horned, the hook is angular, and the tongue slightly rising; tall-e is found in ligature with following low s. The tongue of f is long and the hook branches from close to the base-line. The third gloss has round c and e, the latter with a straight rising tongue which joins the following n. Minims have small approach-strokes and horizontal feet. The back of d is relatively long and somewhat rounded, ending up at about 30°. Tall s was used, the vertical formed with two separate strokes and the hook formed with a third.