Cleveland Public Library Leaf 50

This is a leaf from a Book of Hours made in France in, according to Ege, about the year 1535. It is the latest, or most recent, of the 50 leaves in the Ege portfolio, and measures 16 x 11.5 cm. The script is a curved gothic, and quite distinctive; notice especially the variety of directions and styles of the ascenders. By contrast the large illuminated initials seem very bulky and old-fashioned. Lesser first letters are filled with yellow. See Denison University Leaf 50 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: This leaf contains text from the Office for the Dead. [NB: images need to be changed!]

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 50 in the Ohio State University portfolio.

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Cleveland Leaf 50 Recto
Cleveland Leaf 50 Recto

Cleveland Public Library Leaf 50 Recto

+ Cleveland Leaf 50 Recto Transcription

manuum tuarum ne despicias.

Ant. Qui Lazarum

Psalm. Magnificat: anima mea Dominum.
Et exultavit spiritus meus: in Deo salutari meo.
Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae: ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est: et sanctum nomen eius.
Et misericordia eius, a progenie in progenies: timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo: dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.

+ Cleveland Leaf 50 Recto Translation

...despise not the works of thy hands.

Ant. Thou which didst raise Lazarus [stinking from the grave: Thou O Lord give them rest, and place of pardon].

Psalm. [Luke 1] My soul: doth magnify our Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced: in God my saviour.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me: and holy is his name.
And his mercy from generation unto generations: to them that fear him.
He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath dispersed the proud in the conceit of their heart.

Cleveland Leaf 50 Verso
Cleveland Leaf 50 Verso

Cleveland Public Library Leaf 50 Verso

+ Cleveland Leaf 50 Verso Transcription

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+ Cleveland Leaf 50 Verso Translation

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