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estate,) a deep and inward conviction, which is Wherever is love and loyalty, great purposes as a moon to us; and like the moon, with all and lofty souls, even though in a hovel or a its massy and deceptive gleams, it yet lights mine, there is Fairy-land.
Kingsley. us on our way (poor travellers as we are, and
benighted pilgrims.) With all its spots and FAITH-Benefits of.
changes, and temporary eclipses—with all its Never yet did there exist a full faith in the
vain haloes and bedimming vapours-it yet Divine Word, (by whom light as well as immor- reflects the light that is to rise upon us, which tality was brought into the world) which did
even now is rising, though intercepted from not expand the intellect, wbile it purified the
our immediate view by the mountains that
enclose and frown over the whole of our mortal heart,—which did not multiply the aims and
life, objects of the understanding, while it fixed and
Coleridge. simplified those of the desires and passions.
FAITH-the Repose of Reason.
Faith is not reason's labour, but repose.
Young. world, either philosopher or sect, or law or
FAITH--Reliance in. discipline, which did so highly exalt the public | As through the artist's intervening glass, good as the Christian faith.
Bacon. Our eye observes the distant planets pass,
A little we discover, but allow FAITH-Definition of.
That more remains unseen than art can show; Faith is the substance of things hoped for, So whilst our mind its knowledge would imthe evidence of things not seen. St. Paul.
(Its feeble eye intent on things above), Faith is the soul going out of itself for all High as we may, we lift our reason up,
By faith directed, and confirm'd by hope; its wants.
Yet are we able only to survey FAITH-Discipline of.
Dawnings of beams and promises of day:
Heaven's fuller effluence mocks our dazzled Thy God hath said, 'tis good for thee To walk by faith, and not by sight,
1 Take it on trust a little while;
Too great its swiftness, and too strong its ! Soon shalt thou read the mystery rigbt,
Prior. In the bright sunshine of His smile. Keble.
FAITH-the Pencil of the Soul. FAITH-Happiness of.
Faith is the pencil of the soul, None live so easily, so pleasantly, as those
That pictures heavenly things. Burbidge. that live by faith.
FAITH-The Steps of.
The steps of faith
Fall on the seeming void, and find Religion is the true Philosophy!
The rock beneath. Whittier. Faith is the last great link 'twixt God and
FAITH-The Strength of.
The Christian beam
Illuminates my faith, and bids me trust hand,
All that may happen to the will of Heaven. Worship is wisdom as it is in heaven;
New force inspires me and my strengthen'd
soul “I do believe! Help thou my unbelief !” Is the last greatest utterance of the soul.
Feels energy divine; the fair example
Of steadfast martyrs and of dying saints
Has warn'd me to better thoughts : I now
Can with a smile behold misfortune's face, “We live by faith," says the philosophic And think the weight of miseries a trial. apostle ; but faith without principles (on which the heavenly precepts brighten to my mind, to ground our faith and our hope) is but a No useful part of duty left behind. flattering phrase for wilful positiveness or Here the consenting principles unite, fanatical bodily sensations. Well, and with A beam divine directs our steps aright, good right, therefore, do we maintain (and And shows the mortal in the Christian light. with more zeal than we should defend body or
FAITH-The Strength of.
FAITH and HOPE. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
A swallow in the spring
Job. Came to our granary, and 'neath the eaves PAITH-Supremacy of.
Essay'd to make her nest, and there did bring
Wet earth, and straw, and leaves. Al faiths are to their own believers just ; For noue believe because they will, but must: Day after day she toil'd Faith is a force from which there's no defence, With patient art; but, ere her work was Because the reason it does first convince;
crown'd, And reason conscience into fetters brings, Some sad mishap the tiny fabric spoil'd, And conscience is without the power of kings. And dash'd it to the ground,
She found the ruin wrought; PAITH-in Divine Things.
Yet not cast down, forth from her place she In philosophy, where truth seems doubly. flew, faced, there is no man more paradoxical than And with her mate fresh earth and grasses myself; but in divinity I love to keep the brought, mal; and though not in an implicit, yet an
And built her nest anew. humble faith, follow the great wheel of the church, by which I move, not reserving any. The last soft feather on its ample floor,
But scarcely had she placed proper poles or motions from the epicycle of When wicked hands, or chance, again laid my own brain; by these means I leave no gap
waste, for heresy, schisms, or errors.
And wrought the ruin o'er.
But still her heart she kept, Although the fig tree shall not blossom, And toil'd again; and, last night hearing calls, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour
I look'd, and lo! three little swallows slept
Within the earth-made walls. of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield Do meat; the flock shall be cut off from the
What trust is here, O man ! fod, and there shall be no herd in the stalls ; | Hath Hope been smitten in its early dawn? Pet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the Have clouds o'ercast thy purpose, trust, or God of my salvation.
Have faith, and struggle on ! FAITH-Want of.
Southey. When men cease to be faithful to their God, FAITH and WORKS. be who expects to find them so to each other, Therefore love and believe; for works will will be much disappointed. The primitive follow spontaneous, sincerity will accompany the primitive piety in Even as the day does the sun: the right from bet flight from the earth, and then interest the good is an offspring, will succeed conscience in the regulation of Love in a bodily shape; and Christian works buman conduct, till one man cannot trust
are no more than another further than he holds him by that tie : Animate faith and love, as flowers are the hence, by the way, it is, that although many animate spring-tide.
Longfellow. are infidels themselves, yet few choose to have
their families and dependents such ; as judging FALSEHOOD-Culpability of. | -and rightly judging-that true Christians A lie should be trampled on and ex
are the only persons to be depended on for the tinguished wherever found. I am for fumi. exact discharge of their social duties.
gating the atmosphere, when I suspect that
Bishop Horné. falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me. PAITH-the Root of Good Works.
Carlyle. Faith is the root of all good works. A root
FALSEHOOD-Illimitable in its Effects. that produces nothing is dead. Bishop Wilsor. Every lie, great or small, is the brink of a
precipice, the depth of which nothing but FAITH--without Works.
Omniscience can fathom.
Reade. Works without faith, are like a fish without water; it wants the element it should live in. FALSEHOOD-Mischiefs of. A building without a basis cannot stand ; faith Falsehood is never so successful as when is the foundation, and every good action is as she baits her hook with truth; and no opinions a stone laid.
Feltham. so fatally mislead us as those that are not
wholly wrong, as no watches so effectually The very height to which great thoughts deceive the wearers as those that are some- aspire; times right.
Colton. The stair by which men to the stars do climb, FALSEHOOD and DISSIMULATION Faith's armour and the vanquisher of time;
The mind's first mover, greatness to express; - Evil of.
A pleasant sweet against death's bitterness, Whatsoever convenience may be thought to
The study which doth heavenly things impart, be in falsehood and dissimulation, it is soon over; but the inconvenience of it is perpetual, Learning's green laurel, justice's glorious
The joy amidst the tedious ways of art; because it brings a man under an everlasting
throne, jealousy and suspicion, so that he is not believed when he speaks truth, nor trusted, The poet's life, the gods' companion,
The muses' chariot, memory's true food; when perhaps he means honestly. When a man hath once forfeited the reputation of his The spirit's eternal image, honour's good;
The fire-reviving Phenix' sun-nursed brood, integrity, he is set fast, and nothing will then
The balsam which cures the soldier's scars; serve his turn, neither truth nor falsehood.
The world-discovering seaman's happy stars. Steele.
Draytor. FAME-the Spur to Action.
FAME-not to be Coveted. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth
Be not liquorish after fame, found by raise
experience to carry a trumpet, that doth for (That last infirmity of noble minds)
the most part congregate more enemies than To scorn delights and live laborious days ;
Osborn. But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, FAME-Difficulties of. Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears,
How constantly has mortification accomAnd slits the thin-spun life. But not the panied triumph : with what secret sorrow has praise;
that praise been received from strangers, Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil,
denied to us by our friends. Nothing astoNor in the glistering foil
nishes me more than the envy which attends Set off to th' world, nor in broad rumour lies, literary fame, and the unkindly depreciation But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes,
which waits upon the writer. Of every species
of me, it is the most ideal and apart : And perfect witness of all-judging Jove;
would seem to interfere with no one. It is As he pronounces lastly on each deed, Of so much fame in heaven expect thy meed.
bought by a life of labour; generally, also, of Milton.
seclusion and privation. It asks its honours FAME-Aspirations of.
only from all that is most touching and most
elevated in humanity. What is the reward Who, that surveys this span of earth we press, that it craves ?-to lighten many a solitary This speck of life in Time's great wilderness,
hour, and to spiritualize a world, that were This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas,
else too material. What is the requital that The past, the future, two eternities !
the Athenians of the earth give to those who Would sully the bright spot, or leave it bare,
have struggled through the stormy water, and When he might build him a proud temple the dark night, for their applause !-- Both there;
reproach and scorn. If the author bare--and A name that long shall hallow all its space,
why should he be exempt from !- the faults And be each purer soul's high resting place ?
of his kind, with what greedy readiness are Moore.
they seized upon and exaggerated! How FAME-a Burden.
ready is the sneer against his weakness or his Fame is an ill you may with ease obtain, error! What hours of feverish misery hare i A sad oppression to be borne with pain; been passed, wbat bitter tears have been sbed, And when you would the noisy clamour drown, over the unjust censure, and the personal You'll find it hard to lay your burthen down. sarcasm! The imaginative feel such wrong
far beyond what those of less sensitive tem. FAME-Characteristics of.
perament can dream.
L. E. Landon. Refuge of hope, the harbinger of truth, Handmaid of heaven, virtue's skilful guide,
FAME-acquired by Acts of Duty. The life of life, the ages' springing youth; What shall I do to be for ever known ! Triumph of joy, eternity's fair bride,
Thy duty ever. The virgin's glory, and the martyr's pride; This did full many who yet sleep unknownThe courage's immortal raising fire,
Oh, never !-never !
Think'st thou, perchance, that they remain FAME-Over-care for. unknown,
It is a very indiscreet and troublesome amWhom thou know'st not?
bition which cares so much about fame; about By angel-trumps in heaven their praise is what the world says of us; to be always blown
looking in the faces of others for approval; to Divine their lot.
be always anxious about the effect of what we | What shall I do to gain eternal life ?
do or say; to be always shouting, to hear the
echoes of our own voices. Discharge aright
Longfellor. The simple dues with which each day is rife ;
Among the writers of all ages, some deserve
fame, and have it; others neither have nor While he who ever acts as conscience cries,
deserve it; some have it, not deserving; Sball live, though dead. Schiller. others, though deserving. yet totally miss it,
or have it not equal to their deserts. Milton. FAME-, Prattling Gossip.
FAME-Posthumous. A prattling gossip, on whose tongue
Fame to our ashes comes, alas ! too late : Proof of perpetual motion bung;
And praise smells rank upon the coffin plate. Whose lungs in strength all lungs surpass,
Martial. Like her own trumpet, made of brass ;
FAME-Animating Power of. bo, with a hundred pair of eyes,
0! who shall lightly say, that Fame The rain attacks of sleep defies;
Is nothing but an empty name ! Who, with a hundred pair of wings,
Whilst in that sound there is a charm Noms from the farthest quarters brings;
The nerves to brace, the heart to warm; Beer, bears, and tells, untold before,
As, thinking of the mighty dead, All that she knows, and ten times more.
The young from slothful couch will start,
Churchill. And vow, with lifted hands outspread, PAME-Illusiveness of.
Like them to act a noble part ?
When, but for those, our mighty dead,
Pollok. A desert bare, a shipless sea ?
They are the distant objects seen, -
Byron. To earth-worn pilgrim's wistful eye
The brightest rays of cheering shed, The helm may rust, the laurel bough may fade, That point to immortality ? Joanna Baillie. Oblivion's grasp may blunt the victor's blade. But that bright, holy wreath which learning FAME-Way to Silence. gives
Fame may be compared to a scold; the best Catorn by hate, uncharm'd by envy lives — way to silence her is to let her alone, and she Lives through the march of tempest and of time, will at last be out of breath in blowing her Dels on each shore, and blooms in every clime, own trumpet.
Fuller. Wile as the space that fills yon airless blue, Pire as the breeze and as eternal too,
FAME-A Niche in the Temple of. Fair as the night-star's eve-awaken'd ray, In Fame's temple there is always a niche to Bat with no morn to chase its fires away. be found for rich dunces, importunate scoun
Graham. drels, or successful butchers of the human PAME-Love of.
Zimmerman. I am not covetous for gold; But if it be a sin to covet honour,
FAME-Transiency of. I am the raost offending soul alive.
Fame, if not double-faced, is double-mouth'd,
Shakspeare. | And with contrary blast proclaims most deeds;
On both his wings, one black, the other white,- being the nursery, becomes the grave of tho Bears greatest names in his wild airy flight. heart.
W. Ellery Channing, Milton.
FAMILY-A Well-regulated. Somo when they die, die all: their mould'ring To see a well-regulated family acting as if clay
they were one body informed by one soul; to Is but an emblem of their memories :
seo those who are embarked together in one The space quite closos up through which they bottom, whose interests are inseparably united, pass'd.
and, therefore, whose hearts ought to be so That I have lived, I leave a mark behind too, acting in concert, adopting each other's Shall pluck the shining age from vulgar time, cares, and making them their own, uniting And give it whole to late posterity. Young. their friendly beams, and jointly promoting
the common happiness, is a beautiful scene, FAME-Waywardness of.
and amiable even in the sight of that Being
who maketh men to be of one mind in a house. Fame, like a wayward girl, will still be coy
To have those who will receive us with an openTo those who woo her with two slavish knees, hearted cheerfulness, to whom we can discharge But makes surrender to some thoughtless boy, the fulness of the soul, to whom we can unAnd dotes the more upon a heart at ease;
burden our cares; and by unburdening we She is a Gipsy,—will not speak to those Who have not learnt to be content without weaker, by being divided into several channels :)
lessen them; (for sorrow, like a stream, grows
to have those, with whom we can share our A Jilt, whose ear was never whispered close, Who thinks they scandal her who talk joys; (and joy, like light, by communicating about her;
grows greater, and burns brighter ;) this is a
happiness, which a forlorn individual must be A very Gipsy is she, Nilus-born,
in a great measure a stranger to, who stands Sister-in-law to jealous Potiphar;
in life, without any support to lean upon. Ye love-sick Bards ! repay her scorn for scorn;
Seed. Ye artists love-lorn! madmen that ye are !
FAMINE-Horrors of. Make your best bow to her and bid adieu,
Famine so fierce that what's denied men's use, Then, if she likes it, she will follow you.
Ev'n deadly plants, and herbs of poisonous FAMILIES-Decline of.
Wild hunger eat; and to prolong our breath, The most lasting families have only their We greedily devour our certain death. seasons,
more or less, of a certain constitu- The soldier in th' assault of famine falls, tional strength. They have their Spring and And ghosts, not men, are watching on the Summer sunshine glare, their wane, decline, walls.
Dryder. and death; they flourish and shine, perhaps, for ages ; at last they sicken: their light This famine has a sharp and meagre face ; grows pale, and, at a crisis when the offsets | 'Tis death in an undress of skin and bone, are withered, and the old stock is blasted, the Where age and youth, their landmark ta'en whole tribe disappears.
There are limits
away, ordained to everything under the sun. Man Look all one common sorrow.
Ibid. will not abide in honour. Of all hunian vanities, family-pride is one of the weakest. FAN-Sentimentality of a. Reader, go thy way; secure thy name in the There is an infinite variety of motions to be Book of Life, where the page fades not, nor the made use of in the flutter of a fan. There is title alters nor expires-leave the rest to the angry flutter, the modest flutter, the heralds and the parish register. Borlase. timorous Autter, the confused Autter, the
merry flutter, and the amorous flutter. Not 1 FAMILIES-Ties of.
to be tedious, there is scarce any emotion in The ties of family and of country were never
the mind which does not produce a suitable intended to circumscribe the soul. Man is con- agitation in the fan; insomuch, that if I only nected at birth with a few beings, that the
see the fan of a disciplined lady, I know very spirit of humanity may be called forth by well whether she laughs, frowns, or blushes.
Addison their tenderness; and, whenever domestic or
FANATICISM-in the 16th Century. national attachments become exclusive, engrossing, clannish, so as to shut out the general In Paris the close of Lent was a stimulus to claims of the human race, the highest end of the prevailing excitement. A series of proProvidence is frustrated, and home, instead of cessions took place which were begun, inno