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Saint Peter
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Don Quixote
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Saint Peter
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Don Quixote
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  • Saint Peter is very well at Rome; I mean each of us is best following the trade he was born to.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Take, therefore, the side of the field you choose, and I will do the same; and to whom God shall give it may Saint Peter add his blessing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "God forgive him," said Sancho; "he might have left me in my corner without troubling his head about me; 'let him who knows how ring the bells; 'Saint Peter is very well in Rome.'"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The valiant Don Quixote heard him, and said, "As that is the case I am released and absolved from my promise; let them marry by all means, and as 'God our Lord has given her, may Saint Peter add his blessing.'"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And in confirmation of the truth of what I say, let me repeat to thee a stanza made by the famous poet Luigi Tansillo at the end of the first part of his 'Tears of Saint Peter,' which says thus: The anguish and the shame but greater grew In Peter's heart as morning slowly came; No eye was there to see him, well he knew, Yet he himself was to himself a shame; Exposed to all men's gaze, or screened from view, A noble heart will feel the pang the same; A prey to shame the sinning soul…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …Kandy, if the horse tires, or the giant takes huff, we'll be half a dozen years getting back, and there won't be isle or island in the world that will know me: and so, as it is a common saying 'in delay there's danger,' and 'when they offer thee a heifer run with a halter,' these ladies' beards must excuse me; 'Saint Peter is very well in Rome;' I mean I am very well in this house where so much is made of me, and I hope for such a good thing from the master as to see myself a governor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To which Don Quixote made answer: "The tombs of the heathens were generally sumptuous temples; the ashes of Julius Caesar's body were placed on the top of a stone pyramid of vast size, which they now call in Rome Saint Peter's needle.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • Jesus invited the fisherman, Peter, to become a fisher of men.

  • Some say it`s a Christian reference to the hidden teachings of Saint Peter—the Rock.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

  • "You are going to argue with Saint Peter at the gate," Mama said.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
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