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  • Legend (known not to be true) is that St. Patrick rid Ireland of snakes.
  • They all stood in the sun beside the statue of St. Patrick...
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • For the past three years they’d forgotten to leave out milk and cookies for Santa, somehow forgotten their pact that we would go camping every Fourth of July weekend, and even, on occasion, forgot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • We learn to draw the Union Jack, using a ruler and memorizing the various crosses, for St. George of England, St. Patrick of Ireland, St. Andrew of Scotland, St. David of Wales.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • I remember ’em we were serving corned beef sandwiches for St. Patrick’s Day and I couldn’t get him to order one.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Across the street by the park, artists were setting up their stalls, unrolling their canvases, pinning up their watercolor reproductions of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "The pilgrimage route to Saint Patrick’s mountain.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Horatio, And much offence too.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Clever idea Saint Patrick the shamrock.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment

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  • Bejees, you know the old story, when Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland they swam to New York and joined the police force! Ha! (He cackles insultingly.) Bejees, we can believe it now when we look at you, can’t we, fellers?
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • I could tell them I went alligator hunting in St. Patrick’s Cathedral last night, and they’d believe it.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • How cool would it be to find the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris? I tried New York again, zooming from the Empire State Building to St. Patrick’s.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • On May 15, 1824, his ship, the St. Patrick, passed by Tikopia Island, one of the New Hebrides.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • An’ isn’t it a very curious thing that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland an’ the English brought in the fleas.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The almonds were green and white; they had no business being green and white at this time of the year; the colors of St. Patrick’s Day—then there was always candy like that in all the store windows—and St. Patrick’s Day meant spring—no, better than spring, that moment of wonderful anticipation just before spring is to begin.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • They continued debate on whether the resolution was privileged while the party faithful hurried back from St. Patrick’s Day parades.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Wouldn’t it be awfully original if you made it a St. Patrick’s Day bridge!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • St. Patrick’s was bulging by the time she arrived.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Not until Sunday, March i 7, St. Patrick’s Day, did the wind turn fair and favorable.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • On the first occasion he’d caught me on St. Patrick’s Day not wearing a green necktie and bruised my ribs.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • They visited many tourist attractions-the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Bronx Zoo, Radio City Music Hall-and had even circumnavigated Manhattan on the Circle Line Ferry.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Days of fearful tension followed until Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, when she went again to the top of Penn’s Hill to see a spectacle such as no one could ever have imagined—the British were abandoning Boston.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Root won acceptance into Oxford, but before he could matriculate, the war ended and his father summoned him back to America, to his new home in New York City, where Root studied civil engineering at New York University and became a draftsman for the architect who later designed St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Why, say, one day he showed up at the St. Patrick picnic, even if he is a dirty Protestant, and him and Father Costello chummed up like two old cronies, and darn’ if he didn’t wrestle a fellow half his age, and awful’ near throw him, yes, you bet he did, he certainly give that young fellow a run for his money all right!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I went to St. Patrick’s.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Saint Patrick converted him to Christianity.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Was Notre Dame as big as St. Patrick’s? I really needed an atlas, and a travel guide.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • He swears (His Highness not His Lordship) by saint Patrick.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There was no St. Patrick’s churches.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Saint Patrick would want to land again at Ballykinlar and convert us, says the citizen, after allowing things like that to contaminate our shores.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And then St. Patrick’s Church is looming over us.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • We went into St. Patrick’s.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • But, by Saint Patrick.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I stand looking at Theresa Carmody’s house till her mother comes out and says, What do you want? I sit at the graves of Oliver and Eugene in the old St. Patrick’s Burying Ground and cross the road to St. Lawrence’s Cemetery where Theresa is buried.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The almonds were green and white; they had no business being green and white at this time of the year; the colors of St. Patrick’s Day—then there was always candy like that in all the store windows—and St. Patrick’s Day meant spring—no, better than spring, that moment of wonderful anticipation just before spring is to begin.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She was important enough, and Catholic enough, to warrant St. Patrick’s Cathedral."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Thank you so much for the idea about having a St. Patrick’s Day bridge."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • ) DAVY STEPHENS: Messenger of the Sacred Heart and Evening Telegraph with Saint Patrick’s Day supplement.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • On St. Patrick’s Day in 1910, Norris rose to address the "Czar.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Joybells ring in Christ church, Saint Patrick’s, George’s and gay Malahide.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Did you know that Percy Bresnahan, the famous auto manufacturer, came from here and——Yes, I think that a St. Patrick’s Day party would be awfully cunning and original, and yet not too queer or freaky or anything."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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