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The Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund: Introduction

John Leland's description of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, 1534
Quid ego hic pluribus collando curiam verbis? Unum hoc tantum addam, solem non videre urbem situ elegantiorem: (sic molli delicata pendet in clivo, et rivulus ad orientem defluit) aut coenobium illustrius, sive quis dotationem, seu amplitudinem, aut magnificentiam incomparabilem aequis rationibus expendat. Diceres plane coenobium urbem esse: tot portae, partim etiam aereae, tot turres, et templum quo nullum magnificentius, cui et alia tria egregio opere nitentia, uno et eodem coemeterio sita, subserviunt. Amniculus, de quo superius, mediis monasterii septis illabitur, duplici ponte arcuati operis pervius.

John Leland, Itinerary, ed. Thomas Hearne, 1744, 9: 50-51.


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