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    Baxter-saints

    Hello, teachers.
    I have difficulty in understanding the following sentence:

    she...speaks of dear Dick and dear Tom for all the world as if they had
    been double Baxter-saints. (The Nebuly Coat)

    What does "double Baxter-saints" mean? I found out that there was a person called Richard Baxter, 17th century English Puritan church leader, so does the sentence mean "she speaks of Dick and Tom as if they were saints like Richard Baxter"?

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    Re: Baxter-saints

    Richard Baxter wrote a book about saints. The speaker is probably indicating that other "she" feels that Dick and Tom are twice as saintly as anyone in the Baxter book.

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    Re: Baxter-saints

    Thank you very much, oregeezer.
    Your comment really helps me.

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