Bernard

(St.). Abbot of the monastery of Clairvaux in the twelfth century. His fame for wisdom was very great, and few church matters were undertaken without his being consulted.

Petit Bernard.
Solomon Bernard, engraver of Lyons. (Sixteenth century.) Poor Bernard. Claude Bernard, of Dijon, philanthropist (1588-1641). Lucullus. Samuel Bernard, capitalist (1651-1739).

Le gentil Bernard.
Pierre Joseph Bernard, the French poet (1710-1775).

Bernard

Bonus Bernardus non videt omnia (see above). We are all apt to forget sometimes; events do not always turn out as they are planned before-hand.

“Poor Peter was to win honours at Shrewsbury school, and carry them thick to Cambridge; and after that a living awaited him, the gift of his godfather, Sir Peter Arley; but Bonus Bernardus non videt omnia, and Poor Peter's lot in life was very different to what his friends had planned.”—Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford, chap. vi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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