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Author QuotedHelen Waddell
Title QuotedWandering Scholars
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/09/01
ImprintLondon : [s.n.]. 1927I
QuotationThe Cistercians of the 12th. century were forbidden to write not only rhyming verse, as Helen Waddell records, but any verse. And then, she has Serlo of Wilton always in a cowl, not only after his conversion, but before. [Note 9: Serlo of Wilton (1110?-1181) was a writer of erotic verse who later entered the monastic life, eventually becoming abbot of the monastery of L'Aumone near Chartres, France.]
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 77
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