His novitiate was marked by a fervour of humility.
Both passed through phases of faith, but while even Positivism did not cool George Eliot's innate religious fervour, with George Sand religion was a passing experience, no deeper than her republicanism and less lasting than her socialism, and she lived and died a gentle savage.
The same doctrines were preached with more of churchly fervour by Maximus the Confessor (580-622).
The fervour of his political convictions effected a change in the style and tenor of his verse.
Moreover, in the fascinating collection of popular satires and ephemeral pamphlets made by Schade, one is constantly impressed with the absence of religious fervour, and the highly secular nature of the matters discussed.