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Without it (sincerity) his pretensions were as vain,
Too like that pretty child is childish Love

I set hem so a-werke by my fay,
As having it he deerns the world's disdain ;
That when in anger he is wrong'd, or beat,

That many a night they songen wa la wa.
The great defect would cost him not alone
Will rave and chide, and every passion prove,

Chaucer. The Wis of Bathes Prologue, v. 5797.
Men's favourable judgment, but his own.
But soon to smiles and fawns turns all his heat,

Beg. These fifteene yeares, by my fay, a goodly nap. Cowper. Conversation. And prays, and swears he never more will do it.

But did I never speake of all that time.

P. Fletcher. Boethius, b. iii. Probably your thoughts have been all along anticipating a

Shakespeare. Taming of a Shrew, Ind. 2 consideration with which my mind is impressed more than Cæs. Thanks, Horace, for thy free, and wholesome sharp

FAY. See Fairy I can express, I mean the consideration of the farourableness of the present times to all exertions in the cause of Which pleaseth Cæsar more, than servile faunes.

And thou, Nymphidia, gentle fay,
liberty.-Burke. On the French Revolution.
A flatter'd Prince soone turnes the Prince of Fools.

Which meeting me upon the way,
B. Jonson. Poetaster, Act v. sc. 1.

These secrets didst to me bewray
Perhaps had he (George I.) lived longer, he would have
judged more favourably of his situation ; and experienced
Our race is then restles, our sleeping vnsounde;

Which now I am in telling.-- Drayton. Nymphidia. that to be truly a British King is in fact to be the greatest Our waking is warfare, our walking hath woe;

They said that all the field monarch in Europe. -Maty. Memoirs of Lord Chesterfield. Our talking is trustles, our cares do abound;

No other flowre did for that purpose yeeld;
Our fauners deemd faithfull, and friendshippe a foe.
Hence ev'ry state, to one lov'd blessing prone,

Mirrour for Magistrates, p. 85.

But quoth a nimble fay that by did stand:
Conforms and models life to that alone :

If you could give 't the colour of yond hand.
With flattering wordes he sweetly wooed her,

Browne. Britannia's Pastorals, b. ii. s. 3. Each to the fao'rite happiness attends,

And offered faire guiftes t'allure her sight;
And spurns the plan that aims at other ends ;

I thank the wise Silenus, for his prayse,
But she both offers and the offerer
Till carried to excess in each domain,
Despysde, and all the faining of the flatterer.

Stand forth, bright Faies, and Elves, and tune your layes
This far'rile good begets peculiar pain.
Goldsmith. The Traveller.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 8.

Unto his name: then let your nimble feet

Tread subtill circles, that may alwayes meet And, 0, if ought thy Poet can pretend

All the cittie besides was joious, the dictator (alone) gave In point to him.-B. Jonson. Oberon the Fairy Prince. Beyond his far'rite wish to call thee friend, no credit either to the bruit that was blased, or to the letters;

FEAGUE. saying withall, that if it were true, yet he feared more the Be it that here his tuneful toil has drest

Skinner says, Fease or feag, flaThe Muse of Fresnoy in a modern vest.

fawning than frowning of fortune.- Holland. Livius, p. 447. gellare, virgis cædere, to whip, to beat with rods, Mason. To Sir Joshua Reynolds. A woman scorn'd, with ease I'll work to vengeance ;

from Teut. Fegen, to sweep, to cleanse; or from It has been remarked, that there is no Prince so bad, With humble, fawning, wise, obsequious arts,

ficken, to rub. Feige, carpere, obtrectare, also hose facourites and ministers are not worse. I'll rule the whirl and transport of her soul;

from Ger. Fegen. See Fag. Burke. A Vindication of Natural Society. Then, what her reason hates, her rage may act.

Smith. Phædra & Hippolitus. It is this unnatural infusion of a system of favouritism

And eke my feare is well the lasse,

That none enuie shall compasse, ito a government which in a great part of its constitution As he doth not affect any poor base ends, so he will not

Without a reasonable wite popular, that has raised the present ferment in the nation. defile his fair intentions by sordid means of compassing Id. On the Present Discontents. them; such as are illusive simulations and subdolous arti

To seige and blame that I write.---Gower. To the Reder. fices, and servile crouchings and fawnings, and the like. FAUSEN.

When a knotty point comes I lay my head close to it, with A very large fish of the eel kind.

Barrow, vol. i. Ser. 5.

a snuff-box in my hand ; and then I feague it away i faith. kinner says, “I know not whether from the Lat. He that fawningly enticed the soul to sin, will now as

Duke of Buckingham. The Rehearsal. alt, (q.d.) falcinus, because in its length and bitterly upbraid it for having sinned.-South, vol. ix. Ser. 1.

FEALTY. Fr. Feaulté; It. Fedeltá; Sp. equent bending it so far resembles a falx or

In Bishop Gardiner he supported the insolent dignity of a Fieldad; Lat. Fidelitas, fidelis, fides, faith. Fideles ooked cutter."

persecutor: and, complearly a priest, shifted it in ane in homines, (as Skinner observes,) pro servis, occurs Thus pluckt he from the shore his lance, and left the

stant to the fawning insincerity of a slave, as soon as Henry aues to wash

frowned.— Waipole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. iv. c. 1. as early as Ælius Lampridius, in vitâ Alexandri The Eraue sprung entrailes, about which, fausens and

Severi Augusti.

See

Per fideles homines suos. FAWN, r. other fish

Fr. Faon, fan, from infans, (Me

also Du Cange. Did shole, to nibble of the fat, which his sweet kidneys

Fawn, n. nage.) hid.

Fidelity or faithfulness. See the quotation from Chapman. Homer. Iliad, b. xxi. “ Fr. Fan,-a fawn or hind-calf; the young

Blackstone. FAWE, i. e. fain ; glad, (qv.) one of any such beast: as also, of an elephant.”

Whan thise Bretons tuo were fled out of this lond, To fawn,--to bring forth a fawn. I governed hem so wel after my lawe,

Ine toke his feaute of alle that lond helde. That eche of hem ful blisful was and fawe

R. Brunne, p. 3. And many an hart, and many an hinde To bringen me gay thinges fro the feyre. Was both before me and behind,

For the Emperour vowed to the Pope not an oath of alChaucer. The Wif of Bathes Prologue, v. 582. Of faunes. sowers, buckes, does

leageance and fealtye, but of defendinge the Christian fayth, Was full the wodde, and many roes.-Chaucer. Dreame.

for as much as the taking of this oath maketh not greater
Minshew says, perhaps from
Gr. Puew, to speak, to say. Skin-
The dow lacking her faune : the hind her calfe, braie no

dignitye in temporall thinges.

Bale. Pageant of Popes, fol. 135. longer time after their losse, but seeing their lacke to be ner,--from A. S. Fandian, to try; without remedy, they cease their sorow within short space. And whë he was comen to the citie of Reynes, thyder His Vir Rev. from Eng. Fain,

Wilson. Arle of Rhetorique, p. 78.

came vnto hym many nobles, as well out of Burgoyne as glad ; (Quia, sc. Blandientes Knowest thou the time when ye wylde goates brige their

out of other partyes of Fraūce & dyd vnto hymn feauty & holent præ se ferre alacritatem.) And it is per

yonge amog the stony rockes? or layest yu wayte when the mage.-- Fabyan, vol. i. c. 131. ips from the same source as fain, i. e. the A. s. hyndes vse to fawne.--Bible, 1551. Job, c. 39.

Henry deceasing, Maude the empresse his right heire (to Egn-ian, gaudere, lætari, to be glad, to rejoice, The cook, sir, is self-will'd, and will not learn

whom the prelates and nobles had sworne fealty in her

father's life time) was put by the crowne by the prelates and From my experience: there's a fawn brought in. To show or manifest signs of pleasure, joy or

barons; wilo thought it basenesse for so many and great Massinger. A New Way to Pay Old Deols, Act ili. sc. 2.

peers to be subject to a woman, and that they were freed of adness, of gratitude or fondness; and thus, to Then as a tyger, who by chance hath spi'd

their oath by her marrying out of the realine, without their andish, to cringe, to court or sue flatteringly. In some purlieu two gentle sawnes at play,

consents.- Prynne. Treachery and Disloyally, &c. pt. i. p.35. rvilely; to sue for kindness, to subserve.

Straight couches close, then rising chanses oft
His couchant watch, as one who chose his ground

-- In your Court And woneden in wildernesse a mong wilde beastes

Suitors voluptuous swarm; with amorous wiles Whence rushing he might surest seize them both Ac dorst no beste byten hem. by daye ne by nyghte, Grip't in each paw. Milton. Paradise Lost, b. iv.

Studious to win your consort, and seduce

Her from chaste feally to joys impure,
Bote mylde liche whan thei metten maden louh chere
And feyre by fore tho men. Jawhnede whith the tayles.
She rais'd her voice on high, and sung so clear,

In bridal pomp; vain efforts !
The fauns came scudding from the groves to hear,

Fenton. Homer Imitated. Odyssey, b. ii.
Piers Pouhman, p. 286.
And 2: I went there came by me
And all the bending forest lent an ear.

There is a natural allegiance and feally due to this domi

Dryden. The Flower and the Leaf. A Fhelp that fawned me as I stood

neering paramount evil, (avarice,] from all the vassal vices, That had y folowed, and coud no good : So with her young, amid the woodland shades,

which acknowledge its superiority, and readily militate It cam and crept to me as lowe A timorous hind the lion's court invades,

under its banners; and it under that discipline alone that Leaves in that fatal lair the tender favone,

avarice is able to spread to any considerable extent, or to Heid down his heed, and joyned his eares Climbs the green cliff, or feeds the flowery lawns.

render itself a general publick inischief. And laid all smothe downle his heeres.-Chaucer. Dreame.

Pope. Homer. Odyssey, b. iv.

Burke. On the Nabob of Arcot's Debts. There is no good for to be done, The Nymphs, that o'er the mountain's brow

The condition annexed to them (fees or fiefs) was that the whilste we are lyuyng here : Pursue the lightly-bounding roe,

possessor should do service faithfully, both at home and in Excepte we lye, jawne, narter, face,

Or chase the flying fawn.-Fawkes. Ode to Summer. ihe wars, to him by whoin they were given; for which pur. eap, kneele, ducke, crouche, smile, flere.

pose he took the juramentum fidelitatis, or oath of fealty. FAXED. A.S. Fear, the hair of the head; a

Blackstone. Commentaries, b. ii. c. 4. Drant. Horace, b. i. Sat. 9.

bush of hair, the locks, (Somner.) Wee must be ware that we open not our eares to flatterers,

FEAR, v.

A. S. Fær-an---to fear, to suffit ourselues to be wonne or ouercomed with fauning

They (the old English) could call a comet, a faxed starre, FEAR, n. humble behauiour of others toward vs.

terrify or make afraid, (Somwhich is all one with stella crinita, or cometa.

FE'ARER.

Cumden. Remaines. The Languages.
Udal. Flowers of Latine Speaking, fol. 67.

ner.) Sw. Fara; Dut. Vaeren; Instead thereof he kist her wearie feet,

FE'ARFUL.

Ger. Faren, timere, metuere, And lickt her lilly hands with fawning tong;

FAY, i. e. faith, by my faith, by my troth or FE'ARFULLY. terrere, facere ut metuat; to As he her r onged innocence did weet. truth.

FE'ARFULNESS. fear or cause to fear. The beautie maister the most strong. And with hire hed she writhed fast away,

FEARLESS. common etymology is the Spenser. Faerie Quecne, b. i. c. 3. And sayde; I wol not kisse thee by my fay.

FearlessLY. Lat. Vereor. (See AFFEARD.) Hee boulder now, uncall'd before her stood

Chaucer. The Milleres Tale, v.3284.

FEARLESSNESS. But the Sw. Fura; Dut. But as in gaze admiring : oft he bowd His turret crest, and sleek enamel'd neck, As God me helpe, I laugh whan that I thinke,

Vaeren ; Ger. Faren; and A. S. Faran, signify, Pathing, and lick'd the ground whereon she trod.

How pitously a night I made hem swinke,
But by my fay, I tolde of it no store.

to go, to go away; and hence, probably, to run Milton. Paradise Lost, b. ix.

Id. The Wif of Bathes Prologue, v. 5785. or cause to run away: and from the motion

FAWN, v. Fawx, n. FA’WNING, n. FAWNER. FAWNINGLY.

fain.

Right as it had me yknow.

O how can

sence :

extended to the feeling which caused it, i. e. to Ant. Thou canst not feare vs Pompey with thy sailes. Fear is a painful sensation, produced by the immediate feel or cause the feeling of, dread or terror.

Weele speake with thee at sea.

apprehension of some impending evil. To flee, or cause to flee, or escape or avoid, Shakespeare. Antony & Cleopatra, Act ii. sc. 6.

Cogan. On the Passions, c. 2. 1.3. from, (sc.) any ill or risk of ill; to have or cause, Ang. We must make a scar-crow of the Law,

Yet the disgraced religion, by courage and constancy in sensations of terror, of dread, of timorousness, of

Setting it vp to feare the birds of prey,

suffering, still kept its enemies anxious amidst all the rest And let it keepe one shape, till costume make it

cess, and fearful amidst all their power, for what might be awe; to scare, to terrify or affright, to dread; to

Their pearch, and not their terrour.

the final issue. affray or be afraid. See the second quotation

Id. Measure for Measure, Act li. sc. I. Warburton. Julian's Attempt to Rebuild the Temple from Cogan.

Pet. Now for my life Hortentio feares his widow. With hasty step a figure outward past, Fearful,-full of fear, full of that which causes Wid. Then neuer trust me if I be affeard.

Then pausd-and turn'd--and paus'd—'tis she at last ! fear; dreadful; also of the sense or feeling of fear;

Pet. You are verie sencible, and yet you misse my No poniard in that hand-nor sign of ill

" Thanks to that softning heart-she could not kill." timid, cowardly.

I meane Hortentio is afcard of you.

Again he look'd, the wildness of her eye
Heo serden rigt as gydie men, myd wam no red nas.

Id. Taming of the Shreu, Act v. sc. 2. Starts from the day abrupt and fearfully.
R. Gloucester, p. 166.

Byron. The Corsair, c.3. .
O coward conscience ! how dost thou afflict me?
The hors neyde & lepte, that yt was gret fere.--Id. p. 459. The lights burn blew. Is it not dead midnight?

That religion, which renders void the first precept of say Cold fearefull drops stand on my trembling flesh.

text, by taking away the fear of God, will always been forma Some with grete processyon in gret anguysse and fere. What? do I fear myselfe? There's none else by.

introducing a form of government which renders vold the Wepynde byuore the kyng, and her relykes myd hem bere.

Id. Rich. III. Act v. sc. 3. second, by taking away all honour from the king. And so, Id. p. 177.

reciprocally, will an honourless king promote the worship of Malcolme, whan he it herd, fled for ferd.

Malbecco seeing them resolved in deed

a fearless God.-Warburton. Works, vol. ix. Ser. 14. R. Brunne, p. 88.

To flame the gates, and hearing them to call
For fire in earnest, ran with fearfull speed,

In these circumstances they should still continue to trade Ther speres poynt ouer poynt, so sare and so thikke,

And, to them calling from the castle wall,

cheerfully and fearlessly as before. & fast togidere joynt, to se it was ferlike. Id. p. 305. Besought them humbly him to beare withall.

Burke. On a late State of the Seaso.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 9. For Godes blesside body. bit bar for our bote.

This fearlessness of temper depends npon natural caseAnd hit a fereth the feonde.---Piers Plouhman, p. 365.

The image of a wicked heynous fault

tution as niuch as any quality we can possess, for where the Liues in his eye: that close aspect of his

animal system is strong and robust it is easily acquired, tai Ran cow and calf, and eke the veray hogges

Does shew the mood of a much troubled brest,

when the nerves are weak and extremely sensible the 2. So fered were for berking of the dogges,

And I do fearefully beleeue 'tis done

presently into tremours that throw the mind off the bingen And shouting of the men and women eke,

What we so fear'd he had a charge to do.

and cast a confusion over her. They ronnen so, hem thought hir hertes breke.

Shakespeare. King John, Act iv. sc. 2.

Search. Light of Nature, vol. i. pt. il cSI. Chaucer. The Nonnes Preesles Tale, v. 15,392.

He knew great mindes disorder'd by mistake, Then was I ferd, for that was min office.

Defend, thro' pride, the errours they repent;

Judging that we should soon come into cold wester. I Id. The Chanones Yemannes Tale, v. 16,392. And with a lover's fearfulness he spake

ordered slops to be served to such as were in want; and are Thus humbly, that extremes he might prevent.

to each man the fear-nought jacket and trousers allt Uumighty is that wretchedness, which is entred by the

Davenant. Gondibert, b. iii. c. 1.

them by the Admiralty.-Cook. Voyages, b. i. c. 2. serdsull wenyng of the wretche himself. Chaucer. The Testament of Loue, b. ii. A gay matter indeed, and a proper device to salve their

FEASIBLE, adj. Feasable, from the Fr. And eke so loude his belle is ronge, cowardice, under a colour of civile dissention to cloke their Fe'Asible, n.

Faisable, faisible, whit That of the noyse, and of the soune fearfulnesse.--Holland. Livivs, p. 74.

FEASIBILITY.

can or may be done ;Men fearen hym in all the towne Then Talus forth issuing from his tent

FE'ASIBLENESS.

from the verb Faire, faWell more than thei done of thonder.

Unto the wall his way did fearelesse take

cere, (q.d.) facibilis, (Skinner.) Gower. Con. A. b. vii. To weeten what that trumpet's sounding ment. And then it (air) breketh the cloudes all,

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. v. c. 5.

That can or may be done, performed, or pre

tised That whiche of so great noyse craken,

Frequence of conversation gives 118 freedome of accesse to
That thei the fearefull thonder maken.-Id. Ib.
God; and makes us poure out our hearts to him as fully and

Paul. What's your suit, sir !
Lyke as the good husbande, whan he hath sowen his
as fearelesly as to our friends.

Infor. 'Tis feasible : here are three arrant knares grounde, setteth vp cloughtes or thredes, which some call

Bp. Hall. Cont. Of the Calling of Moses. Discovered by my art. shailes, some blēchars, or other lyke shewes, to feare away

Massinger. The Emperor of the East, Act i. se. I The best of the heathen emperours that was honoured byrdes, whiche he foreseeth redye to deuoure and hurte his with the title of piety) iustly magnitied that courage of

So Charies VIII., King of France, finding the wate« corne.-Sir T. Elyot. Governorr, b. i. c. 23.

Christians which made them insult over their tormenters, Britaine (which afterwards was compounded by maria And though none of the wonders feared them, yet were and by their fearelesness of earthquakes, and deaths, argued not so feasible, pursued his enterprise upon Naples

, se they afrayd at the beastes which came v pon them, and at

the truth of their religion.-Id. Heaven upon Earth, s. 3. he accomplisht with wonderful facility and felicity. the hyssinge of the serpentes.

Bacon. On Learning, by G. Wals, b. i. c.!!
Now glut yourselves with prey: let not the night,
Bible, 1551. Apocrypha. The Boke of Wisdome.
Nor those thick woods, give sanctuary to

Hence it is, that we conclude many things within the 3 Therefore Jesus minding to make them bolde and voide The fear-struck hares, our enemies.

of impossibilities, which yet are easie jeasibles. of all feare, and also conquerours agaynste al assaultes of

Massinger. The Bashful Lover, Act ii. sc. 5.

Glanvill. The Vanity of Dogmatizing e. !! the moste sore and vehement troubles, rebuking theyr

Long mute he stood, and leaning on his staff,

Whereby men often swallow falsities for truths, due to greate feare: Why feare ye (quoth he) ye menne of lytel

His wonder witness'd with an idiot laugh ;

for certainties, feasibilities for possibilities, and things D fayth. - Udal. Matthew, c. 8.

Then would have spoke, but by his glimmering sense possible as possibilities themselves.
The verie houre and instant that they should goe forward
First found his want of words, and feur'd offence.

Brown. Vulgar ErTours, 0. 1. 2. 3. with their businesse; a wonderfull and terrible earthquake

Dryden. Cymon & Iphigenia.

An opinion of the fecibleness or successfulness of the park fell throughout all England: whereupon diuers of the suffra- In dreams they fearful precipices tread;

being as necessary to found a purpose of undertaking ganes being feared, by the strange and wonderfull demon- Or, shipwreck'd, labour to some distant shore :

either the authority of commands, or the persvasirens, stration, doubting what it should mean, thought it good to Or in dark churches walk among the dead;

promises, or pungency of menaces, or prospect of Lith leaue off from their determinate purpose.

They wake with horrour, and dare sleep no more. upon neglect, can be imagined to be. Fox. Martyrs, p. 401. Wiclif's Articles Condemned.

Id. Annus Mirabilis.

Hammond. Forks, vol. 1 1** And at the last some that would not obey, hee put to death, But it seems he did it covertly and fearfully, and was They discoursed of surprising the guards; and that the to feare the rest withall.

afterwards drawn off, either by the love of the world or the Duke, the Lord Grey, and Sir Thomas Armstrong to Vives. Instruction of a Christian Woman, b. i. c. 11. 'fears of the cross: of which it appears Bucer had then some remembers) went one night to view the guards and the Fellowship and Friendships hest

apprehensions, though he expressed them very modestly. next day at his house they said it was very feasible if they With thy fearers all I hold

Burnet. Histury of the Reformation, an. 1547. had strength to do it.
Such as hold thy biddings best.--Sidney, Ps. 119. H.
All the various and vicious actions of men were overruled

Stale Trials. William Lord Russell, an. 1682 And you his fearers, all the rest

by his providence; the falseness of Judas, the fearfulness of Some discourse there was about the feasibleness of it, a

Pilate, and the malice of the Jews were subservient to God's The same to say with me be prest.-12. Ps. 118.

several times by accident, in general discourse elsewhere. I eternal design.-Bates. Harmony of the Divine Attrib. c. 13. have heard it mentioned as a thing might easily be dese, bst Suche of them as wold seme to be lesse fearefull, sayd they feared not the enemy, but the narrownes of the wais,

And like a lion, slumbering in the way,

never consented to as fit to be done.-14. 10. p.692. and the greatnes of the woods that laye betwene them and

Or sleep dissembling, while he waits his prey,

Yet this did not hinder me from prosecuting a des Ariouistus; or else they cast doubts howe theyr grayne

His fearless foes within his distance draws,

whose feasibility I considered. - Buyle. Works, vul ii. : should be commodiously conueyed after theym.

Constrains his roaring, and contracts his paws;
Golding. Cæsar, fol. 30.
Till at the last, his time for fury found,

Here is a principle of a nature, to the multitude, the
He shoots with sudden vengeance from the ground. seductive, always existing before their eyes, as a th. *
When the king vnderstoode that they made towardes him

Dryden. Absalom & Achitophel. feasible in practice.-- Burke. Thoughts of Frencs Afei's. with such speede, he fled for feare, and lenuing behinde him his hoste and all his furniture for the warres, he fearefullye

To dare undauntedly to revile the Maker of all things, and FEAST, v. retyred vnto his kingedome.--Id. Justine, fol. 10. show their fearlessness even of God himself, by openly

Fr. Fester, festoyer ; It. Festrampling upon his commandments in their lives, and re

FEAST, n.

tare, festeggiare; Fearfulnes is nothing els, but a declarynge that a man proaching his name by vain oaths and profane speeches.

Fe'ASTER

festejar, from the Lat. Festen, seketh helpe and defence, to answere for him selfe.

Clarke, vol. i. Ser. 51. FE'ASTFUL.

and festum or festas dies, 1 Bible, 1551. The Book of Wisdome, c. 17. In most cases as soon as we cease to fear, we begin to

FE'ASTING, n.

the Gr.'Eotia, i.e. festum dit? The next morning, thinking to fear him, because he had ' hope; for there are few situations so completely dark and never seen elephant before, Pyrrus commanded his men that gloomy as to exclude every ray of consolatory hope.

agere; as when we celebrate with a bangla when they saw Fabricius and him talking together, they

natal or wedding day. The verb totiu, Teal's should bring one of his greatest elephants, and set him hard by them, dehind a hanging: which being done, at a certain First Fear his hand, its skill to try,

lares or hearth, as Vesta, foci vel ignis pranes. sign by Pyrrus given, suddenly the hanging was pulled Amid the chords bewilder'd laid, back, and the elephant with his trunk was over Fabricius's And back recoil'd, he knew not why,

and thus, éotiav, is properly, to rercive or euf*** head, and gave a terrible and fearful cry.

E'en at the sound himself had made.

tain any one-convivio apud larem suum. i.e. Norih. Plularch, p. 340.

Collins. The Passions. his house.

Sp. Fixtes,

Cugan. On the Passions, c. 2. 5. 3. adds, is from earia, which signifies as well che

To receive or entertain with food or victuals in feeding their eyes, and tastes, with one seruice after another

(He) liu'd in Court the house, at the table; to feed plenteously or in both kinds.-Purchas. Pilgrimage, c. 18. s. 5.

(Which rare it is to do) most prais'd, most lou'a,

A sample to the youngest : to th' mcre mature, lavishly, luxuriously; to banquet, to supply with All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart;

A glasse that fealed them. plenty or abundance, with luxuries, with dainties. Of your own pomp yourself the greatest part.

Shakespeare. Cymbeline, Act i. sc. 1. Loud shouts the nation's happiness proclaim, Alle the noble men of this lond to the noble fest come, And heaven this day is feasted with your name.

Modge. Nay, Sue has a hazel eye, I know Sue well, and And heore wyues & heore dogtren with hem mony nome.

Dryden. To his Sacred Majesty. by your leave, not so trim a body neither; this is a feat

bo

thing I tell you.
R. Gloucester, p. 156.
There, my retreat the best companions grace,

Beaum. & Fletch. The Coxcomb, Act iii. sc. I. Thulke festes he wolde holde so noblyche,

Chiefs out of war and statesmen out of place.
Wyth so gret prute & wast, & so rychelyche,
There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl,

Thus have I made this wreath of mine,
That wonder yt was wanene (whence) yt com.-Id. p. 376.
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.

And finished it featly.
Pope. Horace, b. ii. Sat. 1.

Drayton. The Muses' Elysium, Nymphal 5
The baronage & the clergie were somond to Kyngeston,
But vengeful Pallas, with preventing speed,

Then they spake most properly and fently,
Ther was fest holden, & gyuen him the croune,

R. Brunne, p. 28.
A feast proportion'd, to their crimes decreed;

North. Plutarch, p. 44.
A feast of death, the feasters doom'd to bieed.

She wore a frock of frolick green Lytel is he a lowed there fore. among lordes of festes.

Id. Homer. Odyssey, b. xxi.

Might well become a maiden queen
Piers Plouhman, p. 185.

Which seemly was to see ;
So spoke the wretch, but, shunning farther fray,

A hood to that so neat and fine,
But by the feeste day he was wont to leeve to hem oon of Turn'd his proud step. and left them on their way,

In colour like the columbine, men boundun whome ever thei axiden.-Wiclif. Mark, c.15.

Straight to the feastful palace he repair'd,
Familiar enter'd, and the banquet shar'd.-Id. Ib. b. xvii.

Ywrought full seatously.-Drayton. Pastorals, Ecl. 4. At that feast Pylate was wonte to delyuer at their pleasure

They haue also dancers on the rope, tumblers, and other & prysoner : whome soeuer they would desyre.

The jury finding the book (to the best of their skill and featworkers.Purchus. Pilgrimage, c. 18. s. 5.
Bible, 1551. Ib. knowledge,) of no other tendency, but to encourage such as

were virtuous to take upon them the government of the city This trophy from the Python won, This Theseus, this duk, this wortliy knight,

of London, with good husbandry, and sober methods, as This robe, in which the deed was done, Whan he had brought hem into his citee,

might neither dishonour God by excess in feastings, nor yet These, Parnell, glorying in the feat, And inned hem, everich at his degree,

ruin their own families.--State Trials, an. 1680. Fran. Smith. Hung on these shelves, the Muses' seat. He festela hem.--Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 2195.

Parnell. The Book-Worm. The league of mightiest nations, in those hours Walter hire gladeth, and hire sorwe slaketh,

When Venice was an envy, might abate,

So featly tripp'd the lightfoot ladies round, She riseth up abashed from hire trance,

But did not quench, her spirit-in her fate

The knights so nimbly o'er the greensward bound, And every wight hire joye and feste maketh All were enwrapp'd ; the feasted monarchs knew

That scarce they bent the flowers, or touch'd the ground.
Til she hath caught agen hire countenance.
And loved their hostess, nor could learn to hate,

Pope. January & May.
Id. The Clerkes Tale, v. 8985.
Although they humbled.

Byron. Ode, s. 3. Not victories won by Marlbro's sword,
In suffisaunce, in blisse, and in singings

Nor titles which these feats record,
Songs in strains of wisdom drest,
This Troilus gan all his life to lede

Such glories o'er the dead diffuse

Great Saturnius to record,
He spendeth, iusteth, and maketh festings.

As can the labours of the Muse.
And by each rejoicing guest
Id. Troilus, b. iii.

Jenyns. Horace, b. iv. Ode 8. Imit.
Sung at Hiero's feastful board.

West. Pindar. The First Olympic. Meantime some rude Arion's restless hand
He must han knowen love and his service,
And ben a festlich man, as fresh as May,

Wakes the brisk harmony that sailors love;
That shulde you devisen swiche array.

FEAT, v.

Fr. Faict; Lat. Factum, any A circle there of merry listeners stand,
Id. The Squieres Tale, v. 10,595.

Feat, n.

thing done, a deed. Upon the Or to some well-known measure seatly move

Feat, adj. A great meruaile it is for thy,

Fr. part. Faict, done, made,

Thoughtless, as if on shore they still were free to rove.

Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 2. s. 21. Howe that a maide woll lette

FEATLY. framed, formed or fashioned, That she hir tyme ne besette,

Fe'atous. Shakespeare seems to have FEATHER, v. A.S. Fether ; Dut. Veder ; To haste into that thilke feste, (of marriage]

FE'ATOUSLY. founded his verb to feat, to form Fe'ather, n. Ger. Feder; Sw. Fjaeder. Wherof the loue is all honeste.-Gower. Con. A. b. iv.

or fashion. The same adjective, done, performed, FE'ATHERED. Luke, xvi. 6, “ Nim thine And whan thei had ben well feested at Valencenes, than the achieved, finished, accomplished, (whence also the Fe'ATHERLESS. fethere ;” Take thy caution. Bysshoppe of Lyncolne, and part of his cöpany, went to the

Fr. Faictis; neat, feat, comely, well made,) has FEATHERLY. Duke of Brabant, who feasted them greatly, and agreed, and

Accipe cautionem tuam. On Fromysed to sustayne ye Kyng of Englonde, and all his also furnished us with the adjective feat; (q. d.) FE'ATHERY. which Somner remarks, that spany in his contrey.--Berners. Prois. Cron. vol. i. c. 28. bien fait, bene factus; well done or made, fit. A Fe'ATHERINESS. fethere does not signify cautio,

but calamus. In the Gothic version it is bokos, Was not Chryste ones crucyfyed in his own person ? & yet feat,in a mystery (which in the remembraunce of his very passion) An act, a deed, an exploit, an achievement. thy book. The word is derived (Wachter) from the he is crucyfied for the people, not onely euery feaste of Easter, bu: enery daye.- A Boke made by John Fryth, fol.37.

Gr. Iltep-ov, a wing (from tte-ELV, TETELV, volare,
For Jamys the gentel. suggeth in hus bokes
That feith without fet. ys febelere than nouht

to fly.) And thus, a feather is that which fleeth. This docē Jesus then at length taking vpon him to be a And ded as a dore nayle. Piers Plouhman, p. 22. To feather,—to act with or upon the feathers. feasler & a feder of the bodies also, which came to fede the souls & to teache in dede his disciples that they should neuer

To strip of, to clothe in, the feathers, with Not only this Grisildis thurgh hire wit lacke foode, which being giuen vnto the Ghospel, regarded Coude all the fele of wifly homliness,

plumage; to dress or fit with, to move in, the litel their vitaile : took in his handes the fiue barley loaues, But eke whan that the cas required it,

feathers ; to trim, to gather or collect them; and & the two fishes.-Udal. Matthew, c. 14.

The comune profit coude she redresse.

Chaucer. The Cierkes Tale, v. 8305. thus, (met.) to feather the nest ; to gather or collect In this yere also and vpon the feestfull day of Easter, fyll

the means of warmth and comfort. a chaūce in Lödon, whiche, to the fere of all good Christen Ful fetis damosels two men, is necessary to be noted.–Fabyan, vol. ii. an. 1417. Right yong, and full of semelyhede

Ac for hus peyntede fetheres. the pokok his honourede. In kirtels, and none other wede

Piers Plouhman, p. 239. And they had pleasure and appetite in goodlye harnesse And faire tressed euery tresse a great horses for war, more than in harlottes, and in

And ten broad arrowes held he there,
feasting, banketting, or reuellyng,
Had mirth doen for his noblesse.--Id. Rom. of the Rosé.

Of which fiue in his hond were
Udal. Plowers of Latine Speaking, fol. 124. She was not wont to great trauaill,

But they were shauen well and dight
For whan she kempt was feleously

Nocked and fethered aright.--Chaucer. Rom. of the fiose. Hope, the world's welcome, and his standing guest,

And well araied and richely Fed by the rich, but feasted by the poor;

And to the crowe he stert, and that anon Hope, that did come in triumph to his breast,

Than had she doen all her iourne.

Id. Ib.

And pulled his white feathers everich on,
He thus presents in boast to Ulfinore.
Of shone and bootes, new and faire

And made him blak, and raft him all his song
Davenant. Gondibert, b. ii. c. 2. Loke at the lest thou haue a paire,

And eke his speche.--Id. The Manciples Tale, v. 17,253.
And that they sitte so felously
Lud was hardy, and bold ir. war, in peace a jolly feaster,

Lordes, sayd this frere, there was ones a fowle appered in
That these rude may vtterly
Milton. History of England, b. i.

this worlde without ony fethers; and when al other fowles Meruaile.

Id. Ib.

knew yt he was borne, they came to se hym, bicause he was The virgins also shall on feastfull days

None knewe better the feate howe to worke myschyfe than

80 fayre and pleasaunt to beholde. Visit his tomb with flowers, only bewailing

Berners. Proissart. Cronycle, vol. ii. c. 42. the Herodians.-Udal. Mark, c. 3. His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice, From whence captivity and loss of eyes.

He appeared to be a man of singular actiuitie, & no less Then he cried them mercy, and sayd, that he wolde

amende himselfe, and noo more be prowde; and so then Id. Samson Agonistes. skyll in feates of warre than in knowledge of philosophie.

Brende. Quintus Curtius, fol. 2.

agayne these gentyll byrdes had pyte on hym and fethered Therefore be sure

hym agayne.-Id. Ib. Thou, when the bridegroom with

his feastful friends For the labour and care of man can make nothing so bliss at the mid hour of night, Hast gain d thy entrance, virgin wise and pure.—Id. son. 9. proper and feacte as the prouidence of nature dooeth.

When, as from snow-crown'd Skidaw's lofty cliffs Udal. Matthew, c. 6.

Some fleet-wing'd haggard, tow'rds her preying hour,

Amongst the teal and moor-bred mallard drives, Ye ares write thee ag'd, yet thou, A student at his boke so plast,

And th' air of all her feather'd flock doth scour. and green in will, That welth he might haue wonne;

Drayton. The Barons' Wars, b. vi. for handsome still,

From boke to wife did flete in hast,
eless dost intrude among
From welth to wo to runne,

They stuck not to say, that the king cared not to plume The sports and feastings of the young.

Now who hath plaied a feater cast

his nobilitie and people, to feather himselfe. Cartwright. Horace, lib. iv. Ode 13. Since iugling first begonne ?

Bacon. Hen. VII. p. 111. Vncertaine Auctors. A new Married Student. They are hyred vnto feasts, whither they come prouided

What pity it is that those wise masters were not of the first what play shall be demanded, offering to that end their As those that teache in schooles,

counsel of the Almighty, when he was pleased to give a hook of coma ædies to the feast-master, to chuse which he with buttred bread, or featusse knacks,

being to his creature; they would surely haue devised to Heth; which the guests behold in their feasting-time with Will lewre the little fooles,

make a winged elephant, and a corpulent gnat: a feather's such pleasure, that they continue sometimes ten houres in to learn a pace theyr A B C --Drant. Horace, b. i. Sat. 1. man, and a speaking beast.-Bp. Hall, Sol. 21.

Passes to

Youthfull Putt'st in And shan

This very word of patterning or imitating, excludes Epis- A man of goodly presence and well favoured, and comely And by the favour of an easie simile we may affirm them copacy from the solid and grave ethical law, and betrays it shape and feature of bodie, his lims streight and proportion- (Philosophical souls) to be to the body as the light of a candle to be a mere child of ceremony, or likelier some misbegotten ably compact.-Holland. Ammianus, p. 27.

to the gross and fæculent snuff; which, as it is not pent up thing, that having pluckt the gay feathers of her obsolete

in it, so neither doth it partake of its stench and impurity. bravery, to hide her own deformed barrenness, now vaunts Their clay well featur'd, their well temper'd mould

Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 24. and glories in her stolen plumes.

Ambitious mortals make their chief pretence
Milton. Reason of Church Government, b. i. c. 3.
To be the objects of delighted sense.

Besides the vinous liquor, the fermented juice of the

Beaumont. Of the Miserable State of Man. grapes is partly turned into liquid drops or lees, and partly - And Wisdom's self

into that crust or dry seculency, that is commonly called Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ;

Let those whom nature hath not made for stone,

tartar.

Boyie. Works, vol. i. p. 580. Where, with her hest nurse, Contemplation,

Harsh, featureless, and rude, barrenly perish. She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings,

Shakespeare, son. II. That a subtile terrestrious substance may lurk unThat in the various bustle of resort

discerned, even in limpid liquors, may appear in wine, Were all-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd.--Id. Comus.

Words are but pictures, true or false design'd,

which rejects and fastens to the sides of the containing

To draw the lines and features of the mind. Thus works the hand of nature in the feathery plantation

Butler. Satire upon Human Learning, pt. ii.

vessel a tartar, abounding in terrestrious seculency.

Id. Ib vol. i. p. 78 about birds.-Brown. Cyrus Garden, c. 3.

There Herbert sate-the love of human kind,

He (Joseph) preserved his sincere and constant innocence, Which seems to be some fenthery particle of snow.

Pure light of truth, and temperance of mind,

as the sun its undefiled lustre, in the midst of all the feculent Id. Vulyar Errours, b. ii. c. 1. In the free eye, the featur'd soul display'd,

exhalations that ascend from the earth So when the new-born Phenix first is seen, Honour's strong beam, and mercy's melting shade.

Bates. The Great Duty of Resignation. Her feather'd subjects all adore their queen,

Langhorne. The Country Justice, pt. i.

That the inhabitants of the air, (birds and insects,) need And while she makes her progress through the east,

Her tow'ring domes let Richmond boast alone;

the air as well as man, and other animals, is manifest from From every grove her numerous train's increasid:

The sculptur'd statue and the breathing stone:

their speedy dying in too feculent or too much rarefied air. Each Poet of the air her glory sings, Alone distinguish'd on the plains of Stowe,

Derham. Physico-Theology, b. i. c. 1. (Note 4.)
And round him the pleas'd audience clap their wings. From Jones's hand the featur'd marble glow.
Dryden. To the Duchess of York.

Thither (to cities) flow
Id. Studley Park.

As to a common and most noisome sewer,
Dame Partlett was the Sovereign of his heart,
Ardent in love, outrageous in his play,
Yet oft with pain and fear have I beheld

The dregs and feculence of every land.--Cowper. Task, b. i. He feather'd her full twenty times a day.

A little, wayward, giddy levity
Id. The Cock & the Fox.
Show its capricious features in the midst

It was long before the spirit of true piety and true wisdom,
Of thy endearments, while the languid sigh,

involved in the principles of the Reformation, could be I took you into my house, placed you next myself, and

And eye dissatisfy'd, would tell the wish

depurated from the dregs and feculence of the contention made you governante of iny whole family. You have forgot

For courtly grandeur.

with which it was carried through.-Burke. Sp. al Bristol tris, have you, now you have fenthered your nest ?

Mickle. The Siege of Marseilles, Act i. sc. 1. FEYCIAL. Lat. Fecialis or fetialis ; plainly so
Congreve. The Way of the World, Act v.
Cold as the marble where his length was laid,

called, says Varro, a fatu, that is, fando : because Belin. Ay, on my conscience, fat as a barndoor fowl ; but

Pale as the beam that o'er his features play'd,

they were the orators or spokesmen employed ou so bedeck'd, you would have taken them for Friesland hens,

Was Lara stretch'd ; his half-drawn sabre near, with their feathers growing the wrong way.

Dropp'd it should seem in more than nature's fear.

certain great public occasions. Id. The Old Batchelor, Act iv.

Byron. Lara, c. 1. s. 13.

When the greater number of them there present accord Thither the household feathery people crowd,

FEBRIFICK. Fr. Febrifique, fébrile ; from claime war in this order: that the feciat or king at armes

thereunto, then by generall consent they were wont to pro The crested cock, with all his female train, Pensive, and dripping.

Fe'BRIFUGE. the Lat. Febris, (a fervendo,) should go with a javelin, having an iron head, or with a red
Thomson. Winter.
FEBRIFUGAL. a fever, (qv.)

bloodie spear burnt at the end, as far as to their borders or Our resolutions are light and feathery, soon scattered by a FE'BRILE. storm of fear; it is as dangerous to trust in a heart of flesh.

Febrifick, productive of fever. marches.— Holland. Livius, p. 24. as in an arm of flesh.

Febrifuge,—that which dispels fever.

FE'CUND, adj. Fr. Fécond, (Cotgrave has
Bates. Spiritual Reflections Unfolded, c. 12.
As in the formerly mentioned instance of hops, currants,

Fecu'ndate, v. also the verb féconder, to And yet at the first encounter of a strong temptation, our and salt, neither any of the ingredients inwardly given, zor

FECUNDATION. make fertile or fruitful ;) resolutions may cool and faint, and our vows of obedience

the mixture hath been (that I know of) noted for any febri- Fecu'ndITY, Lat. Facundus, from Fetus, may vanish as the "morning dew before the heat of the fugal virtues.--Boyle. Works, vol. ii. p. 158.

FECI'NDOUS. which Scaliger thinks is sun;" there is such a levity and featheriness in our minds, such a mutability and inconstancy in our hearts.

The same febrile matter, either by a deviation of nature or from the Gr. 001T-ay, coire; Vossius, from the Id. The Sure Trial of Uprightness.

medicines improper or unskilfully given, is discharged ancient Feo, fetum ; of the same meaning.

sometimes upon the pleura, or membrane that lines the From Eurus, foe to kitchen ground, side of the chest, sometimes upon the throat, sometimes

Generating, producing, fruitful. Fenc'd by a slope with bushes crown'd, upon the guts.-Id. Ib. vol. iv. p. 766.

But the Cornyshe men inhabytyng the least parte of the Fit dwelling for the feather'd throng, Who pay their quit rents with a song.-Green. The Spleen.

But the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated

realme, and the same sterile and without all fecueditee coninto chyle and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus

pleyned and grudged greatly, affyrmyng that they were not The volunteers have cloaths as fine, feathers as high, will aggravate the febrific symptoms.

hable to paye suche a greate somme as was of theim demusic of as martial a character, decorations of all sorts as

Fielding. The History of a Foundling, b. viii. c. 3.

maunded.-Hall. Hen. VII. an. 12. captivating and imposing, as those of the regular troops. Windham. Speeches. Additional Force Bill, June 5, 1804. The acidity occasioned by the fehrile matter may stimu

The more sickly the years are, the less fecund or fruitful late the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a

of children also they be.--Graunt. Obs. on Bills of Mortašilg. 1 At a word,

craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a These meditations vaturally issue and run to the right His feathery subjects in obedience flock natural appetite.-Id. Ib.

hand and to the left, for this head; and may properly refresh Around his feeding hand, who in return Yield a delicious tribute to the board,

and fecundate ev'n the best mould they fall upon, as well as

FE'BRUARY. Fr. Feurier ; It. Febraio, soften and unparch the dryest and barrenest earth the past And o'er his couch their downy plumage spread.

FEBRUATION.
Dodsley. Agriculture, c. 1.

febraro; Sp. Febrero; Lat. over.- Mountague. Deroute Essayes, pt. ii. Treat. 4. s. 4. Februarius ; so called, because then the people

Hence we cannot infer a fertilitating condition or property FEATURE, n. Minshew says_Feature or (februaretur, hoc est, expurgaretur) were purified of secundation.--Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c. 7. FEATURED, adj. making. Fr. Faicture; It. by sacrifices for the manes of the dead. Februa In God there is this inexplicable mystery, there is unity, FEATURELESS. Fattura ; Sp. Hechura ; Lat.

formed—a fervendo, whence also febris, fever, (qv.) and singleness without solitude: for out of the singularity Factura, from Facere, to make, form or fashion. See Vossius.

of the divine essence, there is a natural fecundity and emaApplied to

nation of a plurality of persons, in which consists God's The form or fashion, the make, (sc.) of the

Who being upon sending for corne, and having a presage incapacity of solitariness.--- Mount. Dev. Ess. pt. i. Tr.17.s. I.

or perceivance of the businesse to bee performed (as hee had body; of the face or countenance: (inet.) of any an inckling given him even by continuall dreames) would

And for the security of such species as are produc'd only subject of thought or speech. neither be seene nor come abroad for two daies, avoiding the

by seed with a lasting vitality, that so if by reason of exces: bissext or odd daye of the leap yeare in the moneth of

sive cold, or drought, or any other accident, it happen net Therto he was the semlieste man, Februarie.-Holland, Ammianus, p. 284.

to germinate the first year, it will continue its fecundile. I

do not say two or three, nor six or seven, but even twenty That is or was, sithen the world began; What necdeth it his felure to descrive?

March which before was the first, he made now the third,

or thirty years.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.
Chaucer. The Manciples Tale, v. 17,070. and January the first, which under Romulus was the
eleventh and February the twelfth and last : yet many

We shall find in each the same vivacity and fecundity of of all her frilers he shall take hede, are of opinion that Numa added these two, January and

invention, the same life and strength of imaging and colourHis eyen with all her limmes fede.-Id. Rom. of the Rose. February.--North. Pluturch, p. 60.

ing, the particular descriptions as highly painted, the figures

as bold, the metaphors as animated, and the numbers as He made an image of entaile,

Some fantastick rites and februations to chase away mor

harmonious, and as various.-Pope. Homer. Odyssey, Post. Licle to a woman in semblance,

moes and spectreg.--Spenser. On Prodigies, p. 227. Of feature, and of countenance,

The flowers of the male plant are produced under Fater, So fayre yet neuer was figure,

FE/CES. Fr. Fèces, féculent ; Lat. Fer,

and as soon as the fecundating farina is mature they sepaRight as a liues creature

FE'CULENT. fecis, is the excrement of any wasted by the air, or borne by the currents, to the female

rate themselves from the plant, rise to the surface, and are She seemeth. Gower, Con A. b. iv.

Fe'curence. thing: so called--a faciendo ; flowers.--Darwin. Botanic Garden, 1. 395. Note.
So without pere

FE'CULENCY. according to Perottus, (but Vos-
Was of this mayden the ferture,
Wherof Phobus out of measure
sius is not decisive.) And thus feculence is

From this vessel projects a tube, through which tube the

farina, or some subtile fecundating eitluvium that issues Hir loueth.

Id. Ib. b.v.
Filth or foulness, impurity, the dregs.

from it, is admitted to the seed. Paley. Nat. Theol. c. 20. This is a mightie people, well featured and without any

Blessed be heaven,

What further shows, that the system of destruction grossenesse.--Ilackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 427.

I sent you of his feces there calcined.

amongst animals holds an express relation to the system of

B.Jonson. The Alchymist, Act ii. sc. 3. fecundity ; that they are parts indeed of one compensatory 'Twas a child, that so did thrive

scheme; is that in each species the fecundily bears a pro In grace and feature,

Herein may be perceived slender perforations, at which portion to the smallness of the animal, to the weakness, to As heaven and nature seem'd to strive may be expressed a black and foculent matter.

the shortness of its natural term of life, and to the dangers Which own'd the creature.-B. Jonson, Epig. 120.

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 17. and enemies by which it is surrounded. - Id. Ib. c. 26.

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The Press from her fecundous womb

The Glossarist to G. Douglas explains Fee, The common verb now, is to enfeeble, (qv.) Brought forth the Arts of Greece and Rome.

beasts or cattle; whence, he adds, our English To weaken, to debilitate; to impair or diminish,

Green. The Spleen. Fee; quia olim sola præmia et munera erant pe- the strength or vigour, the firmness or stability. FEDERAL, adj. Lat. Fadus. Of the

cora; because cattle were formerly the only reFederalism. various etymologies which wards or gifts ; but there seems no necessity for

Feblyche he lyued al hys lyue, and deyde in feble dethe.

R. Gloucester, p. 301. FE'DERARY, or Vossius has collected, he a second etymology.

Uter, the gode kynge, (of wham we speke by vore,) FE'DARY.

prefers a fide. See Fide-
FE'DERATE, adj.
Zuf a man of holi chirche halt eni lay fe,

Was seble after that he was in the hors bere y bore,
LITY.
Person, other wat he be, he sal do theruore

That he moste vor fehlesse nede holde hym stylie,
FEDERATION.
Of or pertaining to a Kinge's servise.

R, Gloucester, p. 471.
Ther vore the luther Saxons so much adde her wylle.

Id. p. 165. Fe'dERATIVE league or covenant.

Therfor vnto tham tuo he gaf Gryffyn's fees, Fedary and federary, in Shakespeare, are the

Kyng Wyllam wende agen, tho al thys was ydo,

For South Wales holy thei mad the kyng feautez. same word differently written, (having no connec

R. Brunne, p. 63.

And bygan sone to grony & to sebly al so.-Id. p. 380. tion whatever with feud or feudatory,) and signify, a

This wer agrete trespas, a gayn mynı owen inwitte,

The said defendant, by untrue surmises of a concealecolleague, associate or confederate. See Feodary, ment, hath obtayned in fee-farme a hospitall

, not dissolved
So sebli forto wirke, for drede of Gode's awe.

R. Brunne, p. 156. in Minshew. nor disolvable.--Id. p. 417. Account of a Hospital, &c.

For hii eteth more fisch than flesch. and fehle ale drenken. As are the degrees of our restitution and accesse to the first federal condition, so also are the degrees of our pardon. veledged in this courte, to sue or impleade her majestie's Without that, that this complainant ought not to be pri

Piers Plouhman, p. 95. Bp. Taylor. Great Exemplar, pt. ii. Dis. 9. I fee-farmer, or the tenements of the saide hospitall, supposed

So feble were his spirites, and so low,

And changed so, that no man coude know This rite of eating together the Gentiles did use, especially to be concealed.--Id. Ib.

His speche ne his vois, though men it herd. after such sacrifices as were federal, unto this intent, that by that superadded custom of eating together, upon or after Han made hire kyn nyghtes. and knyght fees purchase.

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 1371. sacrificing, they might the more ratify and contirm such

Piers Plouhman, p. 79. Por loke how greatly sheweth the feblenesse and infirmitie covenants, first made, and begun by sacrificing.

of wicked folk, that ne mowen not commen, to that her Goodwin, Works, vol. i. pt. iii. p. 21. What shuld I saye? but at the monthes ende

naturall entencion leadeth hem.-Id. Boecius, b. iv.
This joly clerk Jankin, that was so hende,
- She's a traytor, and Camilla is
Hath wedded me with great solempnitee,

My hors is nowe feble and baddc,
A federarie with her.
And to hime yave I all the lond and fee

And all to tore is myn arraie.-Gower. Con. A. b. iy.
Shakespeare, Winter's Tale, Act ii. sc. 1. That ever was me yeven therhefore.
o damn'd paper,
Chaucer. The Wif of Balhes Prologue, v. 6212.

And thus feeblesse is set alofte,

And strengthe was put vnder foote.-Id. 10. b. ii. Black as the inke that's on thee: senselesse bauble,

I see that chance hath chosen me Art thou a foedarie for this act; and look'st

Thus secretlye to liue in payne,

His back against the tree, sore febled all with faint, So virgin-like without!--Id. Cymbeline, Act iii, sc. 2. And to another geuen the fee,

With weary sprite, he stretcht hym vp and thus he told Sweden and Denmark were united by a fæderal compact

losse to haue the gayne.

his plaint.---Surrey. Complaint of a Dying Louer, fr. under one monarch; but the Swedes judging a separation

Hyati. The Louer complaineth his Eslate.

Thus fehlyshed thenglisch capitaynes: for the same yere more for their interest, broke off and chose Gustavus I. for their king:-P

there dyed also the Lorde Spensar, a great baron in England, eedings in the Parliament of Scotland re

But if any be vsurers, they take of them satisfaction and lating to the Union. bribes : and so be permitted to vse their vsurie, no lesse

and a good knight.-Berners. Froiss. Cron. vol. i. c. 315. than before, so that they may have their old fees and bribes. In the weaker and more imperfect societies of mankind, | Fot. Martyrs, p. 326. Usury craftily objecled agst. Laymen.

His heed maye be harde, but feble his brayne.

Skelton. Prologue to the Bouge or Court. such as those compos'd of the federale tribes, or mix'd colonies, scarce settled in their new seats, it might pass for This paper has vndone me. "Tis th' accompt

And yet when by the places cöferred wel togither, the sufficient good fortune, if the people proved only so far Of all that world of wealth I haue drawne together feblenesse of his answere shal appeare: then shall he leze masters of language as to be able to understand one another, For mine owne ends; (Indeede 10 gaine the Popedome, prayse of shortnesse to.-Sir T. More. I'orkes, p.931. in order to confer about their wants, and provide for their And see my friends in Rome. common necessities.

Shakespeare. Hen. VIII. Act iii. sc. 2. By easie iourneys he brought him to the abbey of LeyShaftesbury. Advice to an Aulhor, pt. ii. s. 2.

cester, the xxvii. day of November, where for very feeblenesse Thou would'st be fee'd I see, to make me sport.

of nature, caused by purgations and vomites, he died the They who eat in the feast on that sacrifice are partakers of

Id. 1 Pt. Hen. VI. Act i. sc. 4. second night following, and in the same abbey lieth buried. the supposed benefits of the sacrifice, and consequently, are

Fox. Martyrs, p. 909. Death of Cardinal Wolsey. parties to the federal rites which confirmed those benefits; What should I speake of the secret frauds in contracts, so that the same man could not, consistently with himself, booties in matches, subornation of instruments, hiring of If thou be feble-harted, saye, Lorde increase my faythe. be partaker of the Lord's table, and that of Devils. oathes, fering of officers, equivocations of answers, and tenne

Bule. Image, pt. i. Warburton. Divine Legation, b. ix. c. 2. thousand other tricks that the heart of man hath devised

Mir. "Tis true, ye are old, and feehled ; We see every man that the Jacobins chuse to apprehend, for the conveyances of sin.-Bp. Hall. The Great Impostor.

Would ye were young again, and in full vigor. taken up in his village or in his house, and conveyed to pri

Beaum. & Fletch. Wild Goose Chase, Act i. se. 3. son without the least shadow of resistance; and this indif

I was sent for, (who least thought it) and received the ferently, whether he is suspected of royalism, or federalism, free collation of the poor dignitie, it was not the value of the

Many a burning sun moderantisin, democracy royal, or any other of the names of place, (which was but nine nobles per annum,) that we Has sear'd my body, and boild up my blood, faction which they start by the hour. aimed at, but the freedome of a goodly church, (consisting Feehled my knees,

and stampt a meagerness
Burke. Remarks on the Policy of the Allies.

of a dean and eight prebendaries competently endowed,) and Upon my figure, all to find out knowledge.
many thousand souls lamentably swallowed up by wilfull

Id. The Island Princess, Act iv. sc. I. In a federate alliance, the two societies still subsist intire ; recusants, in a pretended fee-farme for ever. though in a subordination of one to the other; in which

Id. Some Specialties of his Life.

Yet whilest I in this wretched vale doo stay,

My wearie feete shall ever wandring be, case, it seems agreeable to natural equity, that no alteration

That still I may be readie on my way, in church government be made without the joint consent of If this man having fee-simple in his lands, yet will take a

When as her messenger doth come for me; both. -Warburton. Alliance between Church and Stale, b.ii. lease of his own lands from another, this shall be an estopple

Ne will I rest my feete for seblenesse.-Spenser, Daph. 6. to him in an assize from the recovering of his own land. The potentates of Europe have by that law, a right, an

Milton. Colasterion. interest, and a duty to know with what government they are

Close by each other laid, they press'd the ground,

Their manly bosoms pierc'd with many a griesly wound; to treat, and what they are to admit into the federative When I came to pay the clerk of the council his fees, she society, or, in other words, into the diplomatick republic of

Nor well alive, nor wholly dead they were, refused to pay them for me, and told me I had betrayed Europe.-Burke. Remarks on the Policy of the Allies. her; and so notwithstanding her promise I was obliged to

But some faint signs of feeble life appear.

Dryden. Palamon & Arcite. Is he obliged, from the concessions he wished to be made

pay the fees myself at the council.

Stale Trials, an. 1680. Elizabeth Cellier. With continual pains teaching the grammar-school there. to the colonies, to keep any terms with those clubs and

and preaching, he changed this life for a betier, in great federations, who hold out to us as a pattern for imitation, the Watch the disease in time: For when, within

feebleness of body more than of soul and mind. proceedings in France, in which a king, who had voluntarily The dropsy rages, and extends the skin,

Strype. Memorials. Q. Mary, an. 1554 and formally divested himself of the right of taxation, and

In vain for hellebore the patient cries; of all other species of arbitrary power, has been dethroned ?

Yet there I've wander'd by the vaulted rill;
And fees the doctor: but too late is wise.
Id. Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs.

Yes! sigh'd o'er Delphi's long deserted shrine,
Dryden. Perseus, Sat. 3.

Where, save that seeble fountain, all is still.
FE'DITY. Lat. Fadus, filthy, foul.
And therefore Sir Henry Spelman defines a feud or fee to

Byron. Childe llarold's Pilgrimage, c. I. certain etymology.

be the right which the vasal or tenant hath in land, to use Alas, Hilaria! what is life's short date

the same, and take the profits thereof to him and his heirs, But the brief passage to our endless state? A second may be the fædily and unnaturalness of the rendering to the Lord his due services.

of which Heav'n wisely hides the term assign'd, match.-Bp. Hall. Cases of Conscience, Dec. 4. c. 10.

Biackstone, Commentaries, b. ii. c. 7. In pity to our feebleness of mind. For that hee seeing and perceiving what sodomiticall

Boyse. To the Disconsolate Hilaria. feditie and abomination, with other inconueniences, did

Upon a closer examination of the matter however, it afterspring incontinently vpon that his diabolicall doctrine, yet wards came out, that although there were no fees received

Scarce her legs for all that would not give ouer his pestilent purpose. as such, yet that money, to a very considerable amount, was

Feebly she drags, with wheezing labour, on,

And motion slow; a willow wand direcis
Fox. Martyrs, p. 1063. Priests Marriage. Ieceived by some of the officers, under the name of gifts :
thus, for instance, the chief clerk of the navy oflice received

Her tottering steps, and marks her for the grave.
FEE, n.
Somner thinks from the A.S. salary of about 2401. or 2501. a year, and it turned out that

Thomson. Sickness, b. ii.
FEE, v.
Feo, (Goth. Faihu,) pecunia, pre-

he received no less than 25001. in gifts.
Pitt. Speech, 17th June, 1783.

FEED, v. Goth. Fodjan ; A. S. Fed-an; FEE'ING, n. tium, opes. Probably from the

Feed, n. Dut. Voeden; Ger. Weiden, old Fr. Fe; Lat. Fides. See Fealty, ENFEOFF, FE'EBLE, adj. Fr. Foible, feble; Sp.Feble ; FE’eder.

fæden; Sw. Foeda. (Junius FEUD, &c. FE'EBLE, v. It. Ficbole, fievole ; all from FE'EDINO, n.

would derive from Botely, and Any thing granted by one, and held by another, FE'EBLENESS. the Lat. Flebilis, lamentable, FOOD, v.

Skinner from Lat. Pasc-ere.). upon oath or promise of fealty or fidelity; any FE'EBLY.

and pitiful,—weak. Flebilis

Food, n.

A. S. Fed-an, forere, pascere, thing paid, given, and received, upon trust reposed FE'eblish, v.

and flebilitas, (sce Du Cange) Foo'pFUL. nutrire; to feed, to nourish, to of a faithful performance of duty; as a reward or were used in Low Lat. as equivalent to debilis Foo'dless. cherish, (Somner.) To which recompence; a perquisite, and debilitas.

FoợpY. may be added,

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