Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 43

This leaf is from a Dutch Book of Hours from the later fifteenth century, and measures 17.5 x 13 cm. Compared to those of other contemporary Books of Hours, these leaves are somewhat plain; the text is dark black, with (as Ege notes) an even darker tone created by the closely-spaced lines. The latter contrasts nicely with the alternating red and blue initialing and feathery tracery, some of which is in violet. The vellum of several leaves is puckered outside the text block. See Denison University Leaf 43 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 147:9-148:9 (verso). A scan of the recto is not currently available.
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Rochester Leaf 43 Verso
Rochester Leaf 43 Verso

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 43 Verso

+ Rochester Leaf 43 Verso Transcription

fecit táliter omni natióni, et judícia sua non manifestávit eis. Psalmus.

Laudáte Dóminum de cælis; laudáte eum in excélsis. Laudáte eum, omnes ángeli ejus; laudáte eum, omnes virtútes ejus. Laudáte eum, sol et luna; laudáte eum, omnes stellæ et lumen. Laudáte eum, cæli cælórum; et aquæ omnes quæ super cælos sunt, laudent nomen Dómini. Quia ipse dixit, et facta sunt; ipse mandávit, et creáta sunt. Státuit ea in ætérnum, et in sǽculum sǽculi; præcéptum pósuit, et non præteríbit. Laudáte Dóminum de terra, dracónes et omnes abýssi; ignis, grando, nix, glácies, spíritus procellárum, quæ fáciunt verbum ejus; montes, et omnes colles; ligna fructífera, et

+ Rochester Leaf 43 Verso Translation

[Psalms 147:9] ...done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Psalm.

[Psalms 148:1-9] Praise ye our Lord from the heavens: praise ye him in the high places. Praise ye him all his angels: praise ye him all his powers. Praise ye him Sun, and Moon: praise ye him all ye stars, and light. Praise him ye heavens of heavens: and the waters that are above the heavens, let them praise the name of our Lord. Because he said, and they were made: he commanded and they were created. He established them for ever, and for ever and ever: he put a precept, and it shall not pass. Praise our Lord from the earth: ye dragons and all depths. Fire, hail, snow, ice, spirits of storms: which do his word. Mountains and all little hills: trees that bear fruit, and...

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