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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 5

Hours of the Holy Spirit and prayers, in Latin with English rubrics
Made in Flanders for an English patron; late 15th - early 16th century

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Prayer to one's guardian angel.
The owner of the manuscript and his guardian angel.
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As above.
Detail of the owner of the manuscript; and part of the border.
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Prayer to St. Catherine.
St. Catherine.
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Prayer to St. Margaret.
St. Margaret emerging from the dragon; border with marguerites.
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Prayer to St. Raphael.
St. Raphael, winged, leads Tobias who carries the fish.
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The verses of St. Bernard.
St. Bernard with a demon on a chain.
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Prayer to St. Jerome.
St. Jerome with the lion.
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Suffrage to King Henry VI.
King Henry VI.
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As above.
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Prayer to be said at the Elevation of the Host.
The owner of the manuscript taking the Eucharist.
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Prayer to the Trinity.
The Trinity.
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The Seven Prayers of St. Gregory; the rubric erased.
The Mass of St. Gregory.
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Prayer to St. Bernardino of Siena.
St. Bernardino of Siena kneeling in prayer before three mitres and a vision of the Christ-child.
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Prayer to St. James.
St. James dressed as a pilgrim.
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Prayer to St. Christopher.
St. Christopher.
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As above.
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Prayer to St. Antony.
St. Antony.
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Prayer to St. Francis.
St. Francis receiving the stigmata.
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As above.
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Prayer to St. Anne.
St. Anne, the Virgin, and the Christ-child.
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Prayer to St. Barbara.
St. Barbara.
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Prayer to the 11,000 Virgins.
St. Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins.
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Prayer to St. Apollonia.
St. Apollonia (her face smudged).

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