E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Very intoxicated indeed; a drunken man sobered by drinking more. The feast of St. Martin (November 11) used to be held as a day of great debauch. Hence Baxter uses the word Martin as a synonym of a drunkard:
The language of Martin is there [in heaven] a stranger.Saints Rest.