|This section contains a marginal note in Latin in the right margin, indicated by its own punctuation mark of a triangular arrangement of three dots. Note also that the scribe Aldred's description of himself as a miserable and unworthy priest is also in Latin, and is followed by a different triangular punctuation mark (perhaps a sort of Anglo-Saxon exclamation mark?)|
|Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century (British Library, Cotton Nero DIV, f.259). Photograph downloaded from the British Library website and made available under their Creative Commons licence. The Lindisfarne Gospels are presented in a complete digital facsimile by the British Library here.|
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