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Celestians

Followers of Celestius, disciple of Pelagius. St. Jerome calls him “a blockhead swollen with Scotch pottage”- Scotch being, in this case, what we now call Irish.

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