SAINT, N. A Dead Sinner Revised And Edited. The Duchess Of Orleans Relates That The Irreverent Old Calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, Who In His Youth Had Known St.

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SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
The Duchess of Orleans relates that the irreverent old
calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, who in his youth had known St. Francis
de Sales, said, on hearing him called saint: "I am delighted to hear
that Monsieur de Sales is a saint. He was fond of saying indelicate
things, and used to cheat at cards. In other respects he was a
perfect gentleman, though a fool."
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"