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Can anybody tell me if a sacred confidence means simply faith?
'"What I mean, sir, is that there's very few left in this world who have any place in their minds for a sacred confidence--no reverence, sir. They would as lief All Hallows and all it stands for were swept away to-morrow, demolished to the dust. And that gives me the greatest caution with whom I speak. But sharing one's troubles is sometimes a relief. If it weren't so, why do those Catholics have their wooden boxes all built for the purpose? What else, I ask you, is the meaning of their fasts and penances?"
All Hallows by Walter de la Mare, 1927
Thank you very much.
Last edited by Johnyxxx; 11-Jan-2016 at 12:28.
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Yes, or something like 'belief in faith/religion'.
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