Excerpt from Petri Blesensis Bathoniensis Archidiaconi Opera Omnia, Vol. 1: Nunc Primum in Anglia Ope Codicum Manuscriptorum Editionumque Optimarum; Epistolæ He next passed some time at Bologna but this was after his studies were complete, though there is no doubt that he availed himself of the facilities which that celebrated university afforded, for adding to his stores of learning, and improving the acquaintance which he had previously made. After his return to Paris, he followed the usual bent of ecclesiastics, which was to resign all kinds of secular learning and to devote themselves to the cause of the Church. This pious resolution has deprived posterity of much historical and literary information, which we should have been glad to pos sess: particularly in the case of a man of such profound erudition and great powers of mind, who, like Julius Caesar, could dictate, as he tells us, [let. To four scribes at once. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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