Note 029
From Chapter 59 of the Decline & Fall

Clairvaux, surnamed the valley of Absynth, is situate among the woods near Bar sur Aube in Champagne. St. Bernard would blush at the pomp of the church and monastery; he would ask for the library, and I know not whether he would be much edified by a tun of 800 muids (914 1/7 hogsheads), which almost rivals that of Heidelberg (Melanges tires d'une Grande Bibliotheque, tom. xlvi. p. 15 - 20).

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