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Longleat Missal: Versicles and Prayer

The following Latin versicles and prayer follow an illumination of a devotee kneeling before the Archbishop, who is dressed in his pontificals, his mitre on his head and his crozier in his hand. A label around the head of the kneeling figure reads: Sancte Ricarde Scrope ora pro nobis. Another picture of "St. Richard" at the end of the book shows him in full pontifical vestments and holding a small windmill in his left hand.

Source:

Longleat Missal, written before 1445. The manuscript is now missing.

Edition:

A. Mt., "Early Missal: Abp. Scrope," Notes and Queries, 2nd Series, 1 (1856), 489.

O Gemma lucis et virtutis,
Laus et decus Senectutis,
Eboraci gloria.
Praesul viae veritatis,
Imitator paupertatis,
Spernens mundi gaudia.
O Ricarde Martyr Christi,
Dira passus morte tristi,
Ex magna Clementia
Duc nos illuc quo laetaris,
Tu qui tot epitularis,
Mira cum potentia,
Confer nobis relevamen,
Mentis tolle nunc gravamen
Tuae precis gratia.
Ut possimus te laudare
Et laudando congregare
In coelesti patria.

Oratio: Deus qui beatum Ricardum Praesulem tuum et Martyrem virtute constantiae in sua passione roborasti, et gloriosissimo Martyri tuo Thomae, per Martyrii palmam meritis coaequasti: tribue nobis, quaesumus, ejus gloriam celebrantibus prospera mundi despicere et nulla ejus adversa formidare. Amen.