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Abbreviations are very few in this text, and only appear at the ends of lines, in order to fit the text neatly into the line. Note also the occasional use of a curvy dash as a line filler when the text does not quite reach to the end of the line, as in line 3. It is a little intriguing that such formatting tricks, which one might otherwise associate with the technical requirements of movable type setting, should occur in a manuscript work produced at about the time of the earliest printed works.

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Conquêtes de Charlemagne, 1458 (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 9066-68, vol.1, f.138b). All images from The New Paleographical Society 1904, plate 44.

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