This is the bottom of the recto and the top of the verso, which I have shown together as they represent a single section of the text. This section refers to the Annunciation. The order of the text becomes a bit scrambled here due to the crowding of the page. The last word of the text is uadirs, the second half of the word dropping down onto the line below, indicating by a big, slashing hyphen. The aue should follow that, and the beginning of the line is actually the start of the next section.
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Book of Hours, c.1500. From a private collection. Photographs © Dianne Tillotson.

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