(VN) = Verse number
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Clearly, this is the hand of one annotator. And contrary to criticism that de Vere was prone to spell ‘poor’ as ‘pore’ more often than ‘poore'(fn 1), it should be noted the annotator has used the spelling as per the Bible text (see Baruch 6.27). Also, note Deuteronomy 24.14 shows ‘pore’ is a variation of ‘poor’.
It should also be noted that the annotator used an orange as well as at least two different black inks.
1 Per Dr. Alan H. Nelson’s “The distinctive orthography of Edward de Vere 17th earl of Oxford” at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ahnelson/oxspell.html, Oxford spells ‘pore’ six times and ‘poore’ twice in his extant letters out of 44,000 plus words written.
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