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God’s Tower: <i>Piers Plowman</i> B Prologue 11–16, Prologue 11–16

God’s Tower: Piers Plowman B Prologue 11–16, Prologue 11–16

This essay finds conceptual analogues to L’s image of God residing in a high tower in the Prologue of PPl. Earlier authors as diverse as Jerome, Boethius, Aquinas, as well as Iohannes de Fonte, Frowinus abbas Engelbergenis, use this image, demonstrating that the poet himself draws ‘upon a densely allusive language of biblical and exegetical allusion in which a word in context or a phrase can evoke a world of learned meaning’. (TDH)