(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.
Solomon Bernard, engraver of Lyons. (Sixteenth century.) Poor
Claude Bernard, of Dijon, philanthropist (1588-1641).
Samuel Bernard, capitalist (1651-1739).
Le gentil Bernard.
Pierre Joseph Bernard, the French poet (1710-1775).
Bonus Bernardus non videt omnia (see above). We are all apt
to forget sometimes; events do not always turn out as they are planned
“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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