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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Saint
 
Saint abroad, and a devil at home.
        Bunyan.—Pilg. Prog., Part I.
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The rigid saint, by whom no mercy’s shewn
To saints whose lives are better than his own.
        Churchill.—Epi. to Hogarth, Line 25.
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’Tis from high life high characters are drawn,
A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
        Pope.—Moral Essays; to Temple, Epi. I. Line 136.
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For virtue’s self may too much zeal be had;
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
        Pope.—To Murray, Epi. VI. of Horace, Line 26.
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