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Harley 2373 f. 23v Decorated initial
Decorated initial
Description: Decorated initial 'I'(n) at the beginning of the Cloud of Unknowing: 'In the name of the holy trinity, here beginneth a book of contemplation, the which is cleped the Cloude of Unknowing . . .'. A later owner has glossed the Middle English word 'cleped' with its modern equivalent 'called', in the left margin. 
Origin: England 


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