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The text is the beginning of a meditiation on the Psalm Miserere Mei Deus written by Girolamo Savonarola shortly before his execution. It is set in Benedict, a typeface that I designed myself. The versal and ornament are from my ink drawings. In English, it is:
Unhappy I, of all help bereft, who against heaven and earth have offended. Whither shall I go? Whither shall I turn? To whom shall I fly? Who will take pity on me? To heaven I dare not lift mine eyes for against her gravely I have sinned. On earth I find no refuge for to her I have become a scandal. What therefore shall I do? Shall I despair? Let it not be. Merciful is God, loving is my Savior. Therefore God alone will be my refuge. He will not despise His own work nor reject His own image. To Thee, therefore, most loving God, sad and sorrowful I come. For Thou alone art my hope. Thou alone art my refuge. What though should I say to Thee since dare not lift mine eyes? Words of sorrow I shall pour out, Thy mercy I shall beg, and I shall say: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.

Dimensions: 3 1/2" × 12 1/4"

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