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PAGE FROM PSALTER.

This fine specimen of a portion of a page from a psalter shows the progress and completeness of the style of illumination previousiy illustrated by a page from the poems of Lydgate. It is a superb example of the period; the marked difference between the style of this ornamentation and that containing the poems of Lydgate consists in the more profuse branching out of its ornaments from the upright bar or ground work and so forming a deep and continuous border which, though irregular in its outline, has a certain symmetry that produces a balance of relative parts and forms a complete frame for the whole text of the page. The ininiature in the initial letter, characteristic of manuscripts of this age, represents David playing his harp.

A LIBRARY OF THE

WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

ANCIENT AND MODERN

CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

EDITOR

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE LUCIA GILBERT RUNKLE

GEORGE HENRY WARNER

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

FORTY-FIVE VOLUMES

VOL. XXXVII.

NEW YORK

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY

MDCCCXCVII

PNGUR

wa

L. 37

Edition de Luxe

LIMITED TO ONE THOUSAND COPIES

No. 736

Copyright, 1896, by

R. S. PEALE AND J. A. HILL

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