(Jer. 17: 6) For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Such shall have no content or satisfaction. Compare #Mt 12:43.

The unclean spirit cast out “walks in dry places,” &c.; not but that dry and wet is all one with him, but it importeth his extreme restlessness.


Opening from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, c. 1440, with Catherine kneeling before the Virgin and Child, surrounded by her family heraldry. Opposite is the start of Matins in the Little Office, illustrated by the Annunciation to Joachim, as the start of a long cycle of the Life of the Virgin.[1]