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Saint Paul -- previously Saul of Tarsus
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  • The great bell of Saint Paul’s was striking one in the cleared air, when Mr. Lorry, escorted by Jerry, high-booted and bearing a lantern, set forth on his return-passage to Clerkenwell.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • As I shut it, Saint Paul’s, and all the many church-clocks in the City—some leading, some accompanying, some following—struck that hour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Aunt Lydia said: Saint Paul said it’s either that or a close shave.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • And when I helped you into it that afternoon, I felt like Saint Paul on the road to Damascus.
    Stephen King  --  Misery

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  • In one place the peasants presented him with bread and salt and an icon of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, asking permission, as a mark of their gratitude for the benefits he had conferred on them, to build a new chantry to the church at their own expense in honor of Peter and Paul, his patron saints.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • They then raised another cloth which it appeared covered Saint Paul falling from his horse, with all the details that are usually given in representations of his conversion.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • That’s Saint Paul, you know.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • …of existences which the tomb contains, the incomprehensible grafting of successive loves on the persistent I, the essence, the substance, the Nile, and the Ens, the soul, nature, liberty, necessity; perpendicular problems, sinister obscurities, where lean the gigantic archangels of the human mind; formidable abysses, which Lucretius, Manou, Saint Paul, Dante, contemplate with eyes flashing lightning, which seems by its steady gaze on the infinite to cause stars to blaze forth there.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet’s Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middle-aged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot—say Saint Paul’s Churchyard for instance— literally to astonish his son’s weak mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • She was astonished, too, at the furious invective which he was always launching at the aristocracy, at fashionable life, and ’snobbishness’—"undoubtedly," he would say, "the sin of which Saint Paul is thinking when he speaks of the sin for which there is no forgiveness."
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way

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  • The lodging was rather confined as to space, but I fancied that if Mrs. Jellyby’s household had been the only lodgers in Saint Paul’s or Saint Peter’s, the sole advantage they would have found in the size of the building would have been its affording a great deal of room to be dirty in.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Now, by Saint Paul, that news is bad indeed.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • It stretches as tall as the dome on Saint Paul’s Cathedral and runs in either direction as far as the eye can see.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "I don’t agree with Saint Paul," she’d told him once: it was in connection with the rule of wearing a hat to church.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Jesus did not address slavery at all in the Gospels; Saint Paul and Aristotle accepted it; and Jewish and Islamic theologians believed in mercy toward slaves but did not question slavery itself.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He turned slowly down Aldersgate Street, and was pondering his way along towards Saint Paul’s, purposing to come into one of the great thoroughfares for the sake of their light and life, when a crowd of people flocked towards him on the same pavement, and he stood aside against a shop to let them pass.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He sette not his benefice to hire, And left his sheep eucumber’d in the mire, And ran unto London, unto Saint Paul’s, To seeke him a chantery<42> for souls, Or with a brotherhood to be withold:* *detained But dwelt at home, and kepte well his fold, So that the wolf ne made it not miscarry.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Villains, set down the corse; or, by Saint Paul, I’ll make a corse of him that disobeys!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Unmanner’d dog! stand thou, when I command: Advance thy halberd higher than my breast, Or, by Saint Paul, I’ll strike thee to my foot And spurn upon thee, beggar, for thy boldness.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • "That Saint Paul," said Rinaldi.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Like Saint Paul.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • "That Saint Paul," Rinaldi said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • —now, by Saint Paul I swear, I will not dine until I see the same.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • So, I rubbed it off with all possible speed by turning into a street where I saw the great black dome of Saint Paul’s bulging at me from behind a grim stone building which a bystander said was Newgate Prison.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • For Saint Paul saith, That all that written is, *To our doctrine it written is y-wis.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • It may be worth thinking of by Fawners of all denominations—in Westminster Abbey and Saint Paul’s Cathedral put together, on any Sunday in the year.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He so washes, and rubs, and scrubs, and smells, and washes, that he has not long restored himself with a glass of brandy and stood silently before the fire when Saint Paul’s bell strikes twelve and all those other bells strike twelve from their towers of various heights in the dark air, and in their many tones.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’Then, if this young lady will do me the honour of regarding me for four-and-twenty hours in the light of a father, and will take a ride with me now towards Saint Paul’s Churchyard, I dare say I know what we want to get there.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • And therefore saith Saint Paul, "Clothe you, as they that be chosen of God in heart, of misericorde [with compassion], debonairte [gentleness], sufferance [patience], and such manner of clothing," of which Jesus Christ is more apaid [better pleased] than of hairs or of hauberks.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Look also what saith Saint Paul of gluttony: "Many," saith he, "go, of which I have oft said to you, and now I say it weeping, that they be enemies of the cross of Christ, of which the end is death, and of which their womb [stomach] is their God and their glory;" in confusion of them that so savour [take delight in] earthly things.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • "It’s eleven o’clock striking by the bell of Saint Paul’s.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Why, they’d say Saint Paul was a nigger just like them if it’d convert one black man.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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