University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 42

Ege identifies this leaf as coming from a psalter made in the year 1499 in the Benedictine monastery of St. Stephan in Würzburg, Germany. At 44 x 30 cm, it is the largest leaf in the Ege portfolios, and many of the leaves we have seen contain hymn texts. The vellum is thick, but supple through use; the margins are very modest when compared to those of the other leaves in the collection. The ink is black, but faded through exposure in many places. At least one leaf has been repaired and rewritten in a different hand. Most of the red and blue initials, however, have retained their color strongly. See Denison University Leaf 42 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 11:3-12:6 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Boulder Leaf 42 Recto
Boulder Leaf 42 Recto

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 42 Recto

+ Boulder Leaf 42 Recto Transcription

in corde et corde locúti sunt. Dispérdat Dóminus univérsa lábia dolósa, et linguam magníloquam. Qui dixérunt: Linguam nostram magnificábimus; lábia nostra a nobis sunt. Quis noster dóminus est? Propter misériam ínopum, et gémitum páuperum, nunc exsúrgam, dicit Dóminus. Ponam in salutári; fiduciáliter agam in eo. Elóquia Dómini, elóquia casta; argéntum igne examinátum, probátum terræ, purgátum séptuplum. Tu, Dómine, servábis nos, et custódies nos a generatióne hac in ætérnum. In circúitu ímpii ámbulant: secúndum altitúdinem tuam multiplicásti fílios hóminum. Antiphona [ ] Exurge domine non prevaleat homo. Cantabo domino.

Usquequo, Dómine, obliviscéris me in finem? úsquequo avértis fáciem tuam a me? quámdiu ponam consília in ánima mea; dolórem in corde meo per diem? úsquequo exaltábitur inimícus meus super me? Réspice, et exáudi me, Dómine Deus meus. Illúmina óculos meos, ne umquam obdórmiam in morte; nequándo dicat inimícus meus: Præválui advérsus eum. Qui tríbulant me exsultábunt si motus fúero; ego autem in misericórdia tua spe-

+ Boulder Leaf 42 Recto Translation

[Psalms 11:3-12:6]

...heart have they spoken. 4 May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. 5 Who have said: We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us? 6 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety; I will deal confidently in his regard. 7 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times. 8 Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us.: and keep us from this generation for ever. 9 The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men. Antiphon [ ].

How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me unto the end? how long dost thou turn away thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all the day? 3 How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 4 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God. Enlighten my eyes that I never sleep in death: 5 lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me will rejoice when I am moved: 6 but I have trusted in thy mercy. My heart shall rejoice...

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