Identify the scripts used for rubrics and capital letters.
|The opening word of the Psalm is in Southern
English display capitals loosely based on Roman Square Capitals.
Note the enlarged serifs at the head of the second A,
and the diagonal of the N, which has slipped almost
into the horizontal. The first A is inside the
a cheerful eagle fills up the rest of the internal space.
This is Times New Roman. THESE ARE TIMES NEW ROMAN CAPITALS.|
This is Arial. THESE ARE ARIAL CAPITALS.
Sometimes we use a different script, Italic for emphasis, or to mark out the use of a word as being different from the expected, for example:
|Love is Germanic but passion is Romance.|
Again, nowadays each font has an equivalent set of italics: we do not think of Italic as being a separate script:
|This is Times New Roman. This is Times New Roman Italic.|
This is Arial. This is Arial italic.
In the period of Uncials, Roman Rustic was often the equivalent of our italic.
| The capital letters
indicate the beginning of each verse
of the psalm. These are of a different size |
and colour to the body of the text. The alternating colours (red and blue) may be mnemonic,
or have something to do with the music.
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