(George). One of the early reformers of
Scotland, condemned to the stake by Cardinal Beaton. While the fire
was blazing about him he said: “He who from yon high place
beholdeth me with such pride shall be brought low, even to the ground,
before the trees which supplied these faggots have shed their
leaves.” It was March when Wishart uttered these words, and the
cardinal died in June. (See Summons.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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