The Folger Shakespeare Library Presents A Manuscript Miscellany

A Summer 2005 Institute
Directed by Stephen W. May

Transcription Conventions



Original spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and lineation are maintained.

Superscript letters are silently lowered.

Abbreviations are expanded with the supplied letters italicized.

The "thorn" y is replaced by "th," and the terminal "-es" graph is replaced with "es."

Brevigraphs such as “&” are preserved.

Cancelled words are struck-through.

Interlineal insertions are marked by caret symbols (^).

Indecipherable words are indicated by square brackets, with the estimated number of letters supplied by “x.”