The Celestial Country

For other English-language translations of this work, see De contemptu mundi.
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The Celestial Country
Bernard of Cluny, translated by John Mason Neale

The second of Neale's translations of Bernard's poem De contemptu mundi. The translation was first published in 1858 as a standalone volume, and was incorporated into the second edition of Neale's Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences. It is based on the first 218 lines of the 3000-line original.

At least ten hymns exist whose lyrics are exerpts from this translation; see "Hora novissima, tempora pessima sunt, vigilemus," in A Dictionary of Hymnology, (ed.) by John Julian (1892).

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