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  • Other works linked to specific persons include Nymphes des bois, the déploration which commemorates Johannes Ockeghem d 1497—though it is not known how soon after Ockeghem's death Josquin wrote the piece—and the late five-voice De profundis, which is clearly a memorial work for an unidentified French magnate.

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  • Many criminals were also executed at Tyburn and we said the De profundis for them outside the Church.

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  • Santus fortis Santus Deus de profundis oro te, misere iudex meus, parce mihi Domine.


  • There was now a pause, of which the Abbot availed himself, by commanding the brotherhood to raise the solemn chant De profundis clamavi.

    The Monastery

  • Altercationibus utantur, quae non permittunt animum submergi profundis cogitationibus, de quibus otiose cogitat et tristatur in iis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For some reason he decided that I was too serious or something &started calling me “de profundis”, apparently transliterating it from the Latin to “profound”, which he meant to use in a mocking sense.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Latin Phrases Law Students Should Know, But Likely Don’t:

  • Now let me add a story about de profundis out of the depths; from Psalm 130.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Latin Phrases Law Students Should Know, But Likely Don’t:

  • So saying, he struck up a thundering “De profundis clamavi”, under cover of which he removed the apparatus of their banquet: while the knight, laughing heartily, and arming himself all the while, assisted his host with his voice from time to time as his mirth permitted.


  • And for that ensample, whan men seyn De profundis, thei seyn it in comoun and in generalle, with the Cristene, pro animabus omnium defunctorum, pro quibus sit orandum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • But I must not deny, that in sted thereof, I have made use of some verses; as Dirupisti, or the Intemerata, or De profundis, which are (as my Grandmother hath often told mee) of very great vertue and efficacy.

    The Decameron


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