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Fides Carbonarii

Blind faith, faith of a child. A carbonaro being asked what he believed, replied, “What the Church believes;” and, being asked again what the Church believes, made answer, “What I believe.” (See Carbonari.) (Roux: Dictionnaire Comique.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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