Kenyon College Leaf 30
This leaf comes from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. It measures 38.5 x 28 cm. The text block on both the recto and verso is bordered by a thick hedge of gilded holly and ivy, as well as flowers which Ege identifies as daisy, thistle, cornbottle, and stock. The black ink used for the main text has become less substantial over time, and there is a relative lack of rubrication of response abbreviations.
Text: This leaf contains text from the Hours of the Holy Spirit at Compline, with several substitutions, and a rubrication introducing the 15 Joys of Mary. Note the French at the bottom of the verso.
Kenyon College Leaf 30 Recto
velit iuvare, Gressus nostros regere et illuminare: Ut cum Deus venerit omnes iudicare, Nos velit ad dexteram omnes appellare. V: Emitte spiritum tuum, et creabuntur. R: Et renovabis faciem terrae. Domine exaudi oracionem meam. Et clamor meus ad te veniat. Oremus. Oratio.
Omnipotens sempiterne deus da nobis illam sancti spiritus graciam quam discipulis tuis in die sancto penthecostes transmisisti. Per Christum
...assist us by his might: Our steps to direct and guide to clear us with his light:
That when God at last shall come to be the judge of all. At his right hand he may please us joyfully to call. V: Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created. R: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth. [ ] Let us pray. Prayer.
[5 lines untranslated.]
Kenyon College Leaf 30 Verso
Has horas canonicas cum devotione tibi sancte spiritus pia ratione, ut qui pro me passus es amoris ardore. Sis michi solacium in mortis agone. Benedicamus domino. Deo gracias. Et anime omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam dei sine fine requiescant in pace. Amen.
Cy apres sensuivent les quinze ioyes nostre dame.
These hours Canonical with devotion to thee, and with godly respect O Holy Ghost I did say, that by inspiration visited we may be, in thy heavenly region with thee to live for aye. Blessed be God. Thanks be to God. [ ] Amen.
Here follow the 15 joys of Our Lady.