try the patience

References in classic literature ?
It's enough to try the patience of a saint to be treated in this way.
If one could have a fine house, full of nice girls, or go traveling, the summer would be delightful, but to stay at home with three selfish sisters and a grown-up boy was enough to try the patience of a Boaz," complained Miss Malaprop, after several days devoted to pleasure, fretting, and ennui.
Once too often mayst thus try the patience of the just O-Tar.
Some drew nearer, hoping to overhear the conversation, who were themselves among the guilty--and surely that was a thing to try the patience of a saint.
The problems I had would try the patience of Jobe," he added.
He said that atrocities of the rulers have reached their peak and warned them not to try the patience of the people anymore.
Despite this his "cheekiness remained intact" and as his grandmother said often "he would try the patience of a saint".
Sandy would try the patience of a saint, let alone a vicar, but Ashley's behaviour towards his dad is becoming increasingly unchristian, below.
Emmerdale ITV1 Sandy would try the patience of a saint, let alone a vicar, but Ashley's behaviour towards his dad is becoming increasingly unchristian.
EMMERDALE (ITV1) Sandy would try the patience of a saint, let alone a vicar, but Ashley's behaviour towards his dad is becoming increasingly unchristian.
Calling on Greek Cypriots not to waste the chance as in 2004 twin referendums that were held as part of a UN plan to reunite the island, Erdogan said that nobody should try the patience of Turkish Cypriot people who have been persevering for a solution for 47 years.
In the joint statement, Liaqat Baloch, Mian Aslam and other leaders of JI have warned government not to try the patience of JI, and release the abducted activists from Islamabad immediately; otherwise a Nationwide spate of protest would be started against them.