Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Quotes 2017 # 213

"I am the prior of Clusa, and I know well how to make discourse, and how to write. In Aquitaine there is no learning, they are rustics all: and if any one in Aquitaine has learnt any grammar, he straightway thinks himself Virgil. In France is learning, but not much. But in Lombardy, where I mostly studied, is the fountain of learning." (Benedict of Clusa, quoted by Helen Waddell in her The Wandering Scholars)