or St. Rosalie. A native of Palermo, who was carried by angels to an inaccessible mountain, where she lived for many years in the cleft of a rock, a part of which she wore away with her knees in her devotions. If anyone doubts it, let him know that a rock with a hole in it may still be seen, and folke less sceptical have built a chapel there, with a marble statue, to commemorate the event.
That grot where olives nod, Where, darling of each heart and eye, From all the youths of Sicily, St. Rosalie retired to God.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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