Vita sanctae Brigidae‘The life of St Brigit’
Latin Life of St Brigit, written by Lawrence, traditionally thought to be the monk of that name at Durham cathedral priory. The work was presented to Ailred of Rievaulx when the latter served at the court of David I, king of Scotland. BHL 1461.
- Licet inexplicabili quodam laberintho ... Fructificante in diversis ubique terrarum nationibus
English monk of Durham priory, who went on to become sub-prior and later prior. He was also an author, hagiographer and poet and his prose writings include a Latin Life of St Brigit, which he sent to Ailred of Rievaulx.
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 668 [s. xiiex]ff. 106v–134r
- Oxford, Balliol College, MS 226 [s. xiii2]ff. 86r–94r
- Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 7672-7674 (3179) = Codex Salmanticensis [s. xiii / s. xiv]ff. 48ra–62vbBeginning missing.
- The work is thought to have been written at a time when its dedicatee, Ailred of Rievaulx, served at the court of David I, king of Scotland, sometime between 1130 and 1134.
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