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Some Letters Of Saint Bernard Abbot Of Clairvaux by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Introduction

|In his writings great natural powers shine forth resplendently, an intellect more than that of the subtle Abelard, an eloquence that was irresistible, an imagination like a poet, and a simplicity that wins the admiration of all. Priests will find it a most valuable book for spiritual reading and sermons. The printing and binding of the work are superb.| -- Catholic World (New York).

|No writer of the Middle Ages is so fruitful of moral inspiration as S. Bernard, no character is more beautiful, and no man in any age whatever so faithfully represented all that was best in the impulses of his time, or exercised so powerful an influence upon it. . . . There is no man whose letters cover so many subjects of abiding interest, or whose influence was so widely spread.| -- Athenæum.

|. . . The letters are of great historic interest, and many of them most touching. The simple earnestness of the man, and his utter freedom from ambition, strike us on almost every page| -- Notes and Queries.

|English readers of every class and creed owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Eales for the great and useful work which he has undertaken. It is strange that now for the first time has such a task been even, as far as we are aware, approached. . . . We have indeed much to be grateful for to the first English translator of S. Bernard's works.| -- The Month.

SOME LETTERS OF

SAINT BERNARD

ABBOT OF CLAIRVAUX

From the Translation of the late Dr. EALES

Vicar of Stalisfield

SELECTED, WITH A PREFACE, BY

FRANCIS AIDAN GASQUET, D.D.

ABBOT PRESIDENT OF THE ENGLISH BENEDICTINE
CONGREGATION

AUTHOR OF |HENRY VIII. AND THE ENGLISH MONASTERIES| |THE GREAT PESTILENCE (A.D.1348-9)|
|THE OLD ENGLISH BIBLE,| ETC.

JOHN HODGES

HENRIETTA STREET, STRAND, LONDON
1904

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & CO
At the Ballantyne Press

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