MS B Page 5r


page: DCMS59.5r

[note]MS D revision: The large bracket and the line through the middle of the page both end at the point where the base text incorporates the draft on 2v. [note]Page with change of hand: MS B begins very clearly with the title "Book First" in Mary Wordsworth's hand on the first recto page (the heading "The Recluse" is a later addition by Gordon Wordsworth). Mary is clearly the designated copyist for early manuscript material into MS B from a manuscript now missing. On 5r her entry stops after three lines at the top of the page before William takes over from her and continues fairly cleanly. This looks like a straightforward change of copyist. The marks on the page relate to later revisions and are not concerned with copying.