Roger of Ford (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 49
Roger of Ford

by Mary Bateson
1904 Errata appended. Roger of Forde in the ODNB.

ROGER of Ford (fl. 1170), called also Roger Gustun, Gustum, and Roger of Cîteaux, hagiographer, was a Cistercian monk of Ford in Devonshire. He went to Schonau, and while there wrote, at the order of William, abbot of Savigny, ‘An Account of the Revelations of St. Elizabeth of Schonau,’ with a preface addressed to Baldwin (d. 1190) [q. v.], abbot of Ford, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury. The preface begins ‘Qui vere diligit semper,’ and the text ‘Promptum in me est, frater.’ A manuscript of this work is in St. John's College, Oxford, cxlix, No. 8; another copy is in Bodleian MS. E. 2. Roger also wrote a sermon on the eleven thousand virgins of Cologne, beginning ‘Vobis qui pios affectus,’ and an encomium of the Virgin Mary in elegiacs, both of which are contained in the St. John's College MS. clxix. No. 8, and the latter in Bodleian MS. E. 2 as well.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit.; Coxe's Cat. MSS. in Coll. Aulisque Oxon.]

M. B.

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.237
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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106 ii 15f.e. Roger of Ford: for and wrote read and while there wrote
14f.e.  for of Savigny, abbot of Schonau read abbot of Savigny
6f.e.  for clxix read cxlix