University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 28

This leaf is from a French Book of Hours from the mid-fifteenth century, and measures 15 x 10.5 cm. The metal alloys used in the decorations have tarnished, and there is visible chemical deterioration of the vellum. Some of the leaves display smudging of the ink when still wet. See Denison University Leaf 28 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: The leaves we have seen indicate that this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Metz; see especially Leaf 28 in the Kent State, Denison, Kenyon, and Lima portfolios for evidence. This leaf contains text from Psalms 142, and the beginning of a Litany. A scan of the recto is not currently available.

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Boulder Leaf 28 Verso
Boulder Leaf 28 Verso

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 28 Verso

+ Boulder Leaf 28 Verso Transcription

disperdes inimicos meos. Et perdes omnes, qui tribulant animam meam: quoniam ego servus tuus sum. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Kyrieleyson. Xristeleyson. Kyrieleyson. Xriste audi nos. Pater de caelis Deus, miserere nobis. Fili redemptor mundi Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus, ora.
Sancta Dei genitrix, ora.
Sancta virgo virginum, ora.
Sancta Maria, ora.
Sancte Michael, ora.
Sancte Gabriel, ora.

+ Boulder Leaf 28 Verso Translation

[from Psalm 142] ...destroy mine enemies. And thou shalt destroy all, that afflict my soul: because I am thy servant. Glory be to the father, and to the son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy upon us. God the Son redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.
Holy Trinity one God, have mercy upon us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Michael, pray for us.
Holy Gabriel, pray for us.

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