University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 34

This leaf comes from an Italian psalter of the fifteenth century, and measures 38.5 x 28.5 cm. Ege states that it was made by Carthusian monks, making it a rare artifact of that minuscule order. The vellum is yellowed, with substantial wrinkling around the edges; the lining on the right side of the text area is especially noticeable. Black ink (showing indications of wear) is used for the primary text, and red, blue, and purple appear in the decoration. The leaf is not illuminated, but decorative details include large and small red and blue initials. The large initials have a purple interior and exterior line decoration as an accompaniment. The music at the foot of the pages was apparently added later. See Denison University Leaf 34 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 30:1-11 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf was followed by what is now Leaf 34 in the Kent State University portfolio.

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Boulder Leaf 34 Recto
Boulder Leaf 34 Recto

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 34 Recto

+ Boulder Leaf 34 Recto Transcription

deus meus in eternum confitebor tibi. [ ]. Psalmus.

In te, Dómine, sperávi; non confúndar in ætérnum: in justítia tua líbera me.
Inclína ad me aurem tuam; accélera ut éruas me.
Esto mihi in Deum protectórem, et in domum refúgii, ut salvum me fácias:
Quóniam fortitúdo mea et refúgium meum es tu; et propter nomen tuum dedúces me et enútries me.
Edúces me de láqueo hoc quem abscondérunt mihi, quóniam tu es protéctor meus.
In manus tuas comméndo spíritum meum; redemísti me, Dómine Deus veritátis.
Odísti observántes vanitátes supervácue;
Ego autem in Dómino sperávi. Exsultábo, et lætábor in misericórdia tua,
Quóniam respexísti humilitátem meam; salvásti de necessitátibus ánimam meam.
Nec conclusísti me in mánibus inimíci: statuísti in loco spatióso pedes meos.
Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam tríbulor; conturbátus est in ira óculus meus, ánima mea, et venter meus.
Quóniam defécit in dolóre vita mea, et anni mei in gemítibus

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+ Boulder Leaf 34 Recto Translation

[ ] Psalm.

[Psalms 30:1-11] In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice. 3 Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me. 4 For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me. 5 Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector. 6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth. 7 Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord: 8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou best regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses. 9 And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place. 10 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly: 11 For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs...

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