Item No: mcai450161
Additional Title: Choir psalter
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Initial D with King David
The initial D begins Psalm 38:1, "Dixi custodiam vias meas ut non delinquam in lingua mea ..." (I said, I will take heed to my ways that I offend not with my tongue), recited at Matins on Tuesdays. The Old Testament king David, who was believed to have composed the psalms, is pictured in the initial pointing to his mouth, a reference to the first verse of the psalm. The front of this leaf is the true verso.
Lewis E M 45:15-25 are from the same manuscript. The leaves are not continuous, however, and the current numbering does not follow the original order.
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Lewis E M 45:15-25