(St.). Rémy, bishop and confessor, is represented as carrying a
vessel of holy oil, or in the act of anointing therewith Clovis, who
kneels before him. When Clovis presented himself for baptism, Rémy said
to him, “Sigambrian, henceforward burn what thou hast worshipped, and
worship what thou hast burned.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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