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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


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