[Scriptoris] Steppes Warlord Scribal Activities

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Wed May 28 07:22:03 PDT 2003

Perhaps you can get a scan of both documents on the Ansteorran Scribal page,
in the gallery, so we can see the two examples.   Thanks, Hillary
(or it could be on display at Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium).

--- Diane Rudin <serena1570 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Annais wrote:
> > Rosalia di Belavita-Mistress of the Pelican (well deserved! Her
> > scroll text went on and on and on-it's about 275 words... I counted!)
> Hah.  You ain't seen nothing.  That one was short.  You should see the
> 15th century Creation of an Earl letters patent in Hubert Hall's
> *Formula Book of English Documents* volume 1.  It was the basis for
> Robin's Laurel letters patent, much to Sara's dismay.
> There's a reason that oaths, which were said aloud, were short, and
> document texts, which were *not ever* read aloud, were long.  (The only
> example I can think of where a document is read aloud is in trial
> proceedings.)
> I want to take this opportunity to thank Mistress Rosalia for sharing
> my "you can have your cake and eat it too" scheme:  doing a proper
> legal document *plus* a separate illuminated manuscript page
> commemorative.  (We're going to add a river running through the
> minature.)  I hope to encourage more of this sort of thing in the
> future.
> --Serena
> P.S.  Yeah, yeah, I know, most everyone's still going to want "hybrids"
> (illuminated pages as "scrolls").  I can dream, can't I?
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