Rochester Institute of Technology 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 Office for the Dead, Matins, the third Nocturne. A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Rochester Leaf 30 Recto
Rochester Leaf 30 Recto

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 30 Recto

+ Rochester Leaf 30 Recto Transcription

Spera in Deo, quoniam adhuc confitebor illi: salutare vultus mei, et Deus meus.
Requiem eternam. Antiphon. Sitivit anima mea ad Deum fontem vivum: quando veniam, et apparebo ante faciem Domini? V. Audivi vocem de celo dicentem michi. R. Scribe beati mortui qui in domino moriuntur. Pater noster. Et ne nos. Lectio vii.
Spiritus meus attenuabitur: dies mei breviabuntur, et solum mihi superest sepulcrum. Non peccavi

+ Rochester Leaf 30 Recto Translation

[from Psalms 41] Hope in God, because yet will I confess to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God. Give them eternal rest. Ant. My soul hath thirsted after God the living fountain, when shall I come, and appear before the face of our Lord? V. [ ] R. [ ] Our father. And lead us not. Lesson 7.

[Job 17] My spirit shall be weakened: my days shall be shortened, and the grave only remaineth for me. I have not sinned:

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