Ld Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 243[1]

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f. 82v, outer margin
Detail of Hymn on this manuscript page.
1Nu[2] ƿesceolan herıan herıan[3] heo|
fon rıces
[4] ƿeard·2metudes mıhte|
[][5]hıs modgeþanc·3ƿeorcƿulder fæ|
[6] Sƿa he ƿundra gehƿæs[7] 4ece|
drıhten 5þa he ærest sceop eorðe|
bearnū 6heofon to hrofe· 7þa mıd|
dan geard
moncynnes ƿeard 8ece|
drıhten æfter teode 9fyrum on|
folden[7] frea ælmıhtıg 10halıg |scyp|


[1]The [semi-]diplomatic transcription of Ld in Dobbie 1937 (41) is inconsistent in its representation of manuscript word spacing and division. The invariably insignificant differences have not been noted.

[2]Nu ...|scyp|peod·|] Some damage to letters in left-hand margin due to trimming.

[3]herıan herıan] herian is repeated with second occurrence deleted by underlining. A similar correction has been made in W (herıan|herı).

[4]heo|fon rıces] Right horizontal strokes of (expected) <f> visible.

[5][]] Fragment of (presumed) nota is visible in margin.

[6]ƿulder fæ|der·] The right hand of the loop of the second <d> is visible in margin.

[7]gehƿæs] Rubbing has damaged the bottom parts of the <h>, <ƿ>, and first loop of the <æ>.

[7]folden] The descender of initial <f> has been partially trimmed.

[8]|scyp|peod·|] scyp is smaller and slightly above the line established by the other words. It is, however, in the same hand and the same colour ink. The descender of the second <p> has been trimmed.

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