A Liturgical Allusion in the Scottish Legendary: The Largesse of St. Lawrence.
B.15.326-31 and C.17.64-71 (Pearsall) quote the first clause of Psalm 111:9 (also translated in the Scottish Legendary), traditionally associated with St. Lawrence, and taken over at several points in the liturgy of the saint’s vigil, feast, and octave. As in a homily once ascribed to Maximus of Turin and in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman De saint Laurent, Langland stresses both Lawrence’s enduring sanctity and the lasting reward such sanctity merits.
N&Q 33 (1986): 154-57.
Tavormina, M. Teresa.