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Bernard of Cluny

Bernard of Cluny (klōˈnē) [key] or Bernard of Morlaix môrlāˈ, fl. 1150, French Cluniac monk, of English parentage. He wrote De contemptu mundi [on contempt for the world], a poem in 3,000 hexameters. On it Horatio Parker based his oratorio Hora novissima, and from it John Mason Neale drew the words of Jerusalem the Golden.

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