Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Saint abroad, and a devil at home.
Bunyan.—Pilg. Prog., Part I.

The rigid saint, by whom no mercy’s shewn
To saints whose lives are better than his own.
Churchill.—Epi. to Hogarth, Line 25.

’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.

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.