University of Saskatchewan 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 Vespers (here, Psalms 145). A scan of the recto is not currently available.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf (probably) followed what is now Leaf 31 in the Kenyon College portfolio (pending inspection of the Saskatchewan leaf's recto).

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Saskatchewan Leaf 31 Verso
Saskatchewan Leaf 31 Verso

University of Saskatchewan Leaf 31 Verso

+ Saskatchewan Leaf 31 Verso Transcription

-ta mea: psallam Deo meo quamdiu fuero.
Nolite confidere in principibus: in filiis hominum, in quibus non est salus.
Exibit spiritus eius, et revertetur in terram suam: in illa die peribunt omnes cogitationes eorum.
Beatus cuius Deus Iacob adiutor eius, spes eius in Domino Deo ipsius: qui fecit caelum et terram, mare et omnia quae in eis sunt.
Qui custodit veritatem in sae-

+ Saskatchewan Leaf 31 Verso Translation

[from Psalms 145] my life: I will sing to my God as long as I shall be. Put not confidence in Princes: in the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
His spirit shall go forth, and shall return into his earth: in that day all their cogitations shall perish. Blessed is he whose God of Jacob is his helper his hope in our Lord his God: which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in them. Which keepeth truth forever...

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