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Bear the well and humbly
XII Gradus Humilitatis secundum Bernardum — seven couplets
Note: For a short ME prose tract, ‘according to Seynt Gregore’, see Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 220 (SC 2103), f. 101.
Author(s): Bernard of Clairvaux (attrib.)
Title(s): XII Gradus Humilitatis secundum Bernardum
Subjects: humility; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f/ 58
First Lines:
Ber þe wel an quemfuliche
Spek seldom & skilfuliche…
Last Lines:
…ȝef þu wilth ben meke sothliche
ffulfil þese þinges bisiliche
Note: Sit bona et placita tua conuersacio’ to the right at the beginning.
Attributed Title: De Gradibus (f. 58)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 17.