Caleb Threkeld

Author of a treatise on native Irish plants (1724), in which he refers to ‘the current tradition that by this three-leaved grass [shamrock], he [St Patrick] emblematically set forth to them [the Irish] the mystery of the Holy Trinity. [Cited in Alannah Hopkin, The Living Legend of St. Patrick, NY: St Martin’s Press 1989, p.109.)

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