In Christian art, the attribute of St. Gudule and St. Hugh.
The feast of lanterns.
Tradition says that the daughter of a famous mandarin, walking
alone by a lake one evening, fell in. The father called together his
neighbours, and all went with lanterns to look for her, and happily she
was rescued. In commemoration thereof an annual festival was held on
the spot, and grew in time to the celebrated “feast of lanterns.” (Present State of China.)
À la lanterne.
Hang him with the lantern or lamp ropes. A cry and custom
introduced in the French
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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