|The text is fairly easily legible, even if this is not a highly formal manuscript. The bâtarde script has the advantage of clarity, as well as a certain elegance, even when written fairly rapidly and in cursive style. The enlarged initial G is the only concession to fancy calligraphy, and that is not a highly intricate affair.|
|French Popular Song, 15th century (Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. franç. 12744). All images from Bédier and Hazard 1923, p.118.|
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