Hope is a virgin of a fair and clear countenance; her proper seat is upon the earth, her proper object is in heaven. Faith is her attorney-general, prayer her solicitor, patience her physician, charity her almoner, thankfulness her treasure, confidence her vice-admiral, the promise of God her anchor, peace her chair of state, and eternal glory her crown. –Thomas Adams

attorney-general — the main legal advisor to the government
solicitor — a legal practitioner
almoner — an official distributor of alms
vice-admiral — a senior naval officer rank
chair of state — a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person

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