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The decoration is also somewhat different between the two texts: decorated gold-leaf initials mark off the English headings of the first text; blue paraph marks divide the entries in the second.
The evidential value of other 'annotation' is harder to assess, particularly paraph marks and underlinings, both of which seem to have been parts of the original design of the manuscript.
The poems in Paraph of the Bone & Other Kinds of Blue strike the page like the valves of Davis's trumpet.
When he adds a paraph, he frequently marks the adjacent black initial in red as well.
Similarly, guide marks and paraphs are placed where the text changes topic: the evolution of the discussion of prosperity and of the follies of youth at the opening of La male regie to the discussion of the virtues of reason is marked with a paraph (fols.
60) Most noticeable is the punctuation: when HM 136 has a blue paraph, Caxton's edition almost always leaves a blank space for a handwritten one.
4) My purpose, then, is to address the nature of the paraph as a textual object, one capable of being scrutinized with the same rigor applied to scribal hands of the period.
Ruby Paraph is the easiest of the red-ink annotations to separate out; it consists only of an informal symbol for paraph (or paragraph marker) commonly used as a prompt for decorators (fig.
Chapter numbers (in Roman numerals) are penned in the margins in scribal brown ink, and rubricators have then added red paraph marks in the margins next to the scribe's chapter numerals.
Do aspects of a manuscript's ordinatio--historiated initials, paraph markings, differences in style and size of script, whether the work begins at the top of a page, features of decoration such as vinets, flourishes, miniatures--sometimes work in the place of or serve some of the functions of titles?
Gray's stage piece is a beautiful illustration that seamlessly blends his background in tattooing with graffiti-writing's signature paraphs.
Kato's study sets out to prove that Caxton's setting-copy possesses features which distinguish it to a significant extent from the Winchester manuscript, and her innovation comes out of her analysis of paraphs (marks used to indicate textual division), an area entirely neglected by critics so far.