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The Trinity as Taper: A Welsh Allusion to Langland.

The Trinity as Taper: A Welsh Allusion to Langland.

Finds an allusion to WL’s comparison of the Trinity to a taper (B. 17.205-13 [Schmidt], C. 19.167-75 [Pearsall]) in the poem O gyfarch yn y gafell by Dafydd ab Edmwnd (fl. 1450-90). Whereas various homiletic materials compare Christ to a taper, WL and Dafydd are unique in the metaphor of the burning candle for the Trinity.

Volume

N&Q ns 37 (1990): 5-6.

Author

Breeze, Andrew.