Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 31
This leaf is from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century, and measures 18.5 x 13 cm. The marginal ivy emerges from the text block and weaves and subdivides, producing gold leaves and several kinds of colorful flowers; the ivy seems only to be located along the outer margin of each page. The arrangement of this Book of Hours may be in accord with the Use of Paris.
Text: This leaf contains text from the Office for the Dead at Matins, the second Nocturne. A scan of the recto is not currently available.
Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 31 in the Ohio University portfolio. This leaf was, in turn, followed by what is now Leaf 31 in the Lima Public Library portfolio.
Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 31 Verso
dum descendo in corruptionem:
Numquid confitebitur tibi pulvis aut adnuntiabit veritatem tuam
Audivit Dominus et misertus est mei Dominus factus est adiutor meus
Convertisti planctum meum in gaudium mihi conscidisti saccum meum et circumdedisti me laetitia
Ut cantet tibi gloria mea et non conpungar Domine Deus meus in aeternum confitebor tibi.
Requiem. Ant. Domine abstareisti ab interis animam meam. Ant. Complaceat.
Expectans expectavi Dominum
[Psalms 29:10-13] 10 ....whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth? 11 The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: the Lord became my helper. 12 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness: 13 To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret: O Lord my God, I will give praise to thee for ever. Give them rest. Ant. [ ] Ant. May it please thee.
[Psalms 39] Expecting I expected the Lord...