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But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.

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MOORE-Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Through this dark and stormy night



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Faith beholds a feeble light

Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God's own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking! WHITTIER-Barclay of Ury. St. 16.


A bending staff I would not break,
A feeble faith I would not shake,
Nor even rashly pluck away
The error which some truth may stay,
Whose loss might leave the soul without
A shield against the shafts of doubt.
WHITTIER Questions of Life. St. 1.


Of one in whom persuasion and belief Had ripened into faith, and faith become A passionate intuition.

WORDSWORTH-Excursion. Bk. IV.


"Tis hers to pluck the amaranthine flower

Of Faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind. WORDSWORTH-Weak is the Will of Man

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