Hypocrites' Isle

called by Rabelais Chaneph, which is the Hebrew for “hypocrisy.” Rabelais says it is wholly inhabited by sham saints, spiritual comedians, bead-tumblers, mumblers of avemarias, and such like sorry rogues, who lived on the alms of passengers, like the hermit of Lormont. (Pantagruel, iv. 63.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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