E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Bunyans Pilgrims Progress, is seized at Vanity Fair, burnt to death, and taken to heaven in a chariot of fire. A Puritan used to be called Brother Faithful. The abiding disciples of any cult are called the faithful.
Jacob Faithful. The hero of Captain Marryats novel so called.
Father of the faithful. Abraham (Rom. iv.; Gal. iii. 69).