For this reason a prince ought to take care that he never lets anything slip from his lips that is not replete with the above-named five qualities, that he may appear to him who sees and hears him altogether merciful, faithful
, humane, upright, and religious.
Smyrna hath not been faithful
unto death, and behold her crown of life is vanished from her head.
I have cared for them, instructed them, watched over them, and know all their little cares and joys, for years; and how can I ever hold up my head again among them, if, for the sake of a little paltry gain, we sell such a faithful
, excellent, confiding creature as poor Tom, and tear from him in a moment all we have taught him to love and value?
the Scotch," he exclaimed, "the Scotch I called `my faithful
,' to whom I trusted myself when I could have fled to Oxford!
Augustine, to be expended for the benefit of the poor, and for the conversion of the Indians to the Catholic faith: but that, if I appeared, or any one for me, to claim the inheritance, it would be restored; only that the improvement, or annual production, being distributed to charitable uses, could not be restored: but he assured me that the steward of the king's revenue from lands, and the providore, or steward of the monastery, had taken great care all along that the incumbent, that is to say my partner, gave every year a faithful
account of the produce, of which they had duly received my moiety.
Whether it was that Fortune was apprehensive lest Jones should sink under the weight of his adversity, and that she might thus lose any future opportunity of tormenting him, or whether she really abated somewhat of her severity towards him, she seemed a little to relax her persecution, by sending him the company of two such faithful
friends, and what is perhaps more rare, a faithful
As such a weary ship in the calmest cove, so do I also now repose, nigh to the earth, faithful
, trusting, waiting, bound to it with the lightest threads.
But why, oh why, noble Prince, will you thus vex the hearts of your faithful
servants, and expose your life by lonely journeys and rash adventures, as if it were of no more value than that of a mere knight-errant, who has no interest on earth but what lance and sword may procure him?''
de Blacas, "if it only be to reassure a faithful
servant, will your majesty send into Languedoc, Provence, and Dauphine, trusty men, who will bring you back a faithful
report as to the feeling in these three provinces?"
Neither is this to be understood only of faithful
counsel, which a man receiveth from his friend; but before you come to that, certain it is, that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another; he tosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleth them more orderly, he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse, than by a day's meditation.
I can only plead, in defense, that the story offers the faithful
reflection of a very happy time in my past life.
"Is this," said the Eagle, "the faithful
fulfillment of your promise to me?' The Kite replied, "That I might attain your royal hand, there is nothing that I would not have promised, however much I knew that I must fail in the performance."