Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues/examples
Vendredi: m. Friday. Vendredi oré; Sainct; &, le grand vendredi. Good Friday. Vendu: m. uë: f. Sold, made sale of, set to sale; aliened, or paßed away, for money, &c. Chose qui plaist est à demi venduë: Prov. Ware that is pleasing to th' eye is paßed away by and by.
Things to note: ct ligature, ß symbol, &c, th'
Visa. A word written by the Lord Chauncelor on the backside of Edicts, and Charters, to signifie his examination, and approbation of them; tis also vsed by the Patrons of Benefices, or by Ordinaries, or Diocesans, for the allowance, or in the behalfe, of such, as come into Spirituall Cures, &c, by Prouision.
This example shows the older usage of u/v (vsed, Prouision), and the italics ampersand (in &c). Also, note the two different sizes of capital C; the smaller one is just a little bit larger than a lower case c. The word "behalfe" shows the italicized h and b, which can be nearly identical.
À tousiours mais. Eternally, euerlastingly, for euer and euer. Ie n'en peux mais. Jt's not my fault, it's no way long of me, I cannot doe withall.
This shows the italics I and J, which are used interchangeably in this text. Also, the À has the accent printed next to it rather than above the letter.
/* Betoine coronnaire, ou de couronnes. <i>The Cloue Gilliflower.</i> Betoine sauvage, <i>as</i> Armoires; <i>sweet Williams</i>. Beton: m. <i>Beest; the first milke a female giues, after the birth of her young one.</i> Betosne. <i>as</i> Betoine. */
/* <i>*led, yeelds a sweet vermillion sap.</i> Bettes. <i>Beets, &c, (as before in <f>Bette</f>;) also, tipling, sipping, bowsing, quaffing; and hence;</i> Entrer en bettes. <i>To grow merrie, or mellow in drinking; or to fall a chattering, as gossips do when they haue drunke hard, together.</i> */
/* Beurre: m. <i>Butter.</i> Bas de beurre. <i>Buttermilke.</i> Tour de beurre. <i>One of the three famous towers of S. <f>Maries</f> church in <f>Roan</f>; built with the mony that was payed by those of that diocesse, for a dispensation to eat butter in Lent.</i> Vn Seigneur de beurre combat bien vn vassal d'acier. <i>A Prouerbe expressing the great oddes a lord hath of his tenant.</i> Beurrette: f. <i>A Churne.</i> Beurreux: m. euse: f. <i>Butterie; fattie; greasie; full of butter.</i> */