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Golden Chain


Faith is the golden chain to link the penitent sinner unto God” (Jeremy Taylor). The allusion is to a passage in Homer’s I liad (i. 19–30), where Zeus says, If a golden chain were let down from heaven, and all the gods and goddesses pulled at one end, they would not be able to pull him down to earth; whereas he could lift with ease all the deities and all created things besides with his single might.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Golden Age
Golden Apple
Golden Ass
Golden Ball (The)
Golden Bay
Golden Bonds
Golden Bowl is Broken (The)
Golden Bull
Golden Calf
Golden Cave
Golden Chain
Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece
Golden Fountain
Golden Girdle
Golden Horn
Golden House
Golden Legend
Golden Mean
Golden Ointment