Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 12

This psalter leaf comes from 13th-century Flanders. The vellum is of poor quality (yellowed, hard, thick, and stiff), and while the angular gothic text is accomplished well the decoration and illumination are singularly clumsy. The page has been cropped through the illumination on the outer edge, resulting in present dimensions of 14 x 10cm. The ink used in the text is brown, with coral, blue, and white for the decoration, as well as gold leaf. See Denison University Leaf 12 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 77:1-77:8 (verso). A scan of the recto is not currently available.

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Rochester Leaf 12 Verso

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 12 Verso

+ Rochester Leaf 12 Verso Transcription

Atténdite, pópule meus, legem meam; inclináte aurem vestram in verba oris mei.
Apériam in parábolis os meum; loquar propositiónes ab inítio.
Quanta audívimus, et cognóvimus ea, et patres nostri narravérunt nobis.
Non sunt occultáta a fíliis eórum in generatióne áltera,
Narrántes laudes Dómini et virtútes ejus, et mirabília ejus quæ fecit.
Et suscitávit testimónium in Jacob, et legem pósuit in Israël,
Quanta mandávit pátribus nostris nota fácere ea fíliis suis: ut cognóscat generátio áltera:
Fílii qui nascéntur et exsúrgent, et narrábunt fíliis suis,
Et ponant in Deo spem suam, et non obliviscántur óperum Dei, et mandáta ejus exquírant:
Ne fiant, sicut patres eórum, generátio prava et exásperans;

+ Rochester Leaf 12 Verso Translation

[Psalms 77:1-77:8]

Attend, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning. 3 How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4 They have not been hidden from their children, in another generation. Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, and his wonders which he hath done. 5 And he set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel. How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children: 6 that another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children. 7 That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works of God: and may seek his commandments. 8 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse...

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