Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 29

This leaf is from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. It measures only 18 x 13.5 cm, and its broad margins help emphasize the often dramatic difference between the size of a text block and the overall size of a leaf. The text block is ruled in red; first letters are decorated with gold, blue, light plum, and white. The ivy leaves are gold, with flowers and buds in the ivy rendered in medium green and blue, and occasionally red and plum. Some leaves have the marginal ivy on both the recto and verso. See Denison University Leaf 29 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Based on the leaves we have seen, this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Rome. This leaf contains text from the Office for the Dead, Matins, the Third Nocturne, including passages from Job 10. A scan of the recto is currently unavailable.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 29 in the Ohio University portfolio.

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Rochester Leaf 29 Verso
Rochester Leaf 29 Verso

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 29 Verso

+ Rochester Leaf 29 Verso Transcription

ab in iusticia mea et a delicto meo munda me quia tibi soli peccavi. Ideo deprecor. Lectio 9.

Quare de vulva eduxisti me? Qui utinam consumptus essem, ne oculus me videret. Fuissem quasi non essem, de utero translatus ad tumulum. Numquid non paucitas dierum meorum finietur brevi? Dimitte me ergo, ut plangam paululum dolorem meum, antequam vadam, et non revertar ad terram tenebrosam et

+ Rochester Leaf 29 Verso Translation

[3 lines untranslated.] Lesson 9.

[Job 10] Why didst thou bring me forth out of the matrix? Who, would God, I had been consumed, that eye might not see me, I had been as if I were not, transported from the womb to the grave. Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me therefore, that I may a little lament my sorrow, before I go, and return not unto the dark land, and that is covered with the mist of death, a land of misery, and...

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