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Letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Identifier: MS 113/ff. 310r-311v

Scope and Contents

This section contains two letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and a short text.
'Bernardus ad R[omanus] romane ecclesie subdyaconum' ('To Romanus, Sub-deacon of the Roman Church'); letter from Bernard to Master Henry Murdag starting on f. 310r with the words 'Dilecto suo...Quid mirum si inter prospera fluctuas et adversa'.
'Epistola beati Bernardi abbati ad Magistrum Walterum, 'Letter of Saint Bernard to Master Walter'. It starts on f. 311r with the words 'Spe [sic] meum animum dulcissima tui subeunte memoria doleo super te carissime, and ends with qui amat patrem aut matrem plus quam me, non est me dignus'. This 'Master Walter' is Walter de Chaumont.
The short text is entitled 'Ex libro Malogranati', and starts on f. 310v with the words 'Qui gaudium et consolationem volunt habere', and ends with 'per quam cuncta amara dulcorantur. This text seems to be an extract from Soliloquia animae ad Deum by Pseudo-Saint Augustine.
Folio 310 appears to have been incorrectly inserted, and should probably follow f. 311.


  • c 1444-1445


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


2 folios.

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