Lima Public Library Leaf 36

This is a leaf from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. At 10.5 x 7 cm, this is the smallest of the 50 leaves in the Ege portfolios: each side contains just thirteen lines of text. These leaves were not separated easily; their inner margins are ragged, with scraps of the other half of the bifolium often visible. The rubrication and decoration/illumination remain vivid, sometimes overwhelming the fading text ink. See Denison University Leaf 36 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Based on the leaves we have seen, this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Rome (see Leaf 36 in the Cleveland Public Library portfolio, which contains the "Dum Esset" antiphon). This leaf is one of six containing text from the Hours of the Virgin at Vespers; specifically, it continues the Magnificat.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 36 in the Denison University portfolio.

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Lima Leaf 36 Recto
Lima Leaf 36 Recto

Lima Public Library Leaf 36 Recto

+ Lima Leaf 36 Recto Transcription

Et misericordia eius, a progenie et progenies: timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo: dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
Deposuit potentes de sede: et exaltavit humiles.
Esurientes implevit bonis: et divites dimisit inanes.
Suscepit Israel puer-

+ Lima Leaf 36 Recto Translation

[from Luke 1] 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. He hath deposed the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble. The hungry he hath filled with good things: and the rich he hath sent away empty. He hath received Israel his child...

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Lima Leaf 36 Verso
Lima Leaf 36 Verso

Lima Public Library Leaf 36 Verso

+ Lima Leaf 36 Verso Transcription

suum. Recordatus misericordiae suae.
Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros: Abraham, et semini eius in saecula. Ant. Beata mater et intacta virgo gloriosa regina mundi, intercede pro nobis ad Dominum. Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. V: Domine exaudi. R: Et clamor. Oro.

Concede nos famulos

+ Lima Leaf 36 Verso Translation

[Luke, continued] ...being mindful of his mercy. As he spake to our fathers: to Abraham, and his seed forever. Ant. O blessed mother and untouched virgin, glorious Queen of the world, make intercession for us unto our Lord. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. V: O Lord graciously hear my prayer. R: And let my cry come unto thee. Prayer.

Grant us thy servants...

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