Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 28

This leaf is from a French Book of Hours from the mid-fifteenth century, and measures 15 x 10.5 cm. The metal alloys used in the decorations have tarnished, and there is visible chemical deterioration of the vellum. Some of the leaves display smudging of the ink when still wet. See Denison University Leaf 28 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: The leaves we have seen indicate that this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Metz; see especially Leaf 28 in the Kent State, Denison, Kenyon, and Lima portfolios for evidence. This leaf contains text from the Hours of the Virgin at Lauds, including Psalms 99 and 62. A scan of the verso is currently unavailable.

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Rochester Leaf 28 Recto
Rochester Leaf 28 Recto

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 28 Recto

+ Rochester Leaf 28 Recto Transcription

-uis est dominus in eternum mia. eius et usque in generatione et generationem veritas eius. Psalmus.

Deus Deus meus: ad te de luce vigilo.
Sitivit in te anima mea: quam multipliciter tibi caro mea.
In terra deserta, invia, et inaquosa, sic in sancto apparui tibi: ut viderem virtutem tuam, et gloriam tuam.
Quoniam melior est misericordia tua super vitas: labia mea laudabunt te.
Sic benedicam te in vita mea: et in nomine tuo levabo manus meas.
Sicut adipe, et pinguidine re-

+ Rochester Leaf 28 Recto Translation

[Psalms 99] ...and his truth even unto generation, and generation.

[Psalms 62] O God my God: to thee I watch from the morning light. My soul hath thirsted to thee: my flesh to thee very many ways. In desert land, and inaccessible, and without water, so in the holy have I appeared to thee: that I might see thy strength, and thy glory. Because thy mercy is better than lives: my lips shall praise thee. So will I bless thee in my life: and in thy name I will lift up my hands. As with lard and fatness...

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