Paleographical Challenge #62

April 23, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s guest manuscript comes from Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at The Newberry, and author of Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance (2017).  Check back tomorrow to find its identity and a suggested transcription on the Paleographical Challenge.

A suggested transcription to yesterday’s guest manuscript follows below:

The way to keep the​ Lips smooth
and from​​ Chapping. take a
raisine and put the​ inside
outward and rubb your lips
euery night going to bed. and
I am told itt does itt:

John Ward, Diaries, vol. 9.  England, 1662-63. Folger Shakespeare Library, V.a.292, fol. 130r