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nesse :

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 deems 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 Wif 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

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 sharpI can express, I mean the consideration of the favourable

FAY. See Fairy. ness 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 ;
snonarch in Europe.—Maty. Memoirs of Lord Chesterfield.
Our talking is trustles, our cares do abound;

They said that all the field
Our fauners deemd faithfull, and friendshippe a foe.

No other flowre did for that purpose yeeld;
Hence ev'ry state, to one lov'd blessing prone,

Mirrour for Magistrates, p. 85.

But quoth a nimble say 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 fac'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 fawning of the flatterer.

Stand forth, bright Faies, and Elves, and tune your layes
This far'rite 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, O, if ought thy Poet can preten

All the cittie besides was joious, the dictator [alone) gave In point to him.-B. Jonson. Oberon the Fairy Prince. Beyond his farrite wish to call thee friend,

no credit either to the bruit that was blased, or to the letters;

saying withall, that if it were true, yet he feared more the FEAGUE. 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. Livirs, 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 favourites 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. It is this unnatural infusion of a system of favouritism

Smith. Phædra & Hippoli!us. And eke my feare is well the lasse,

That none enuie shall compasse, ito a govemment 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

To seige and blame that I write.-Gouer. To the Reder. Id. On the Present Discontents. them; such as are illusive simulations and subdolous artifices, and servile crouchings and fawnings, and the like.

When a knotty point comes I lay my head close to it, with FA'USEN. 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. kioner says, “I know not whether from the Lat. He that fawningly enticed the soul to sin, will now as

Duke of Buckingham. The Rehearsal. als, (q.d.) falcinus, because in its length and tterly 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, compleatly a priest, shisted it in an inThus pluckt he from the shore his lance, and left the stant to the fawning insincerity of a slave, as soon as Henry homines, (as Skinner observes,) pro servis, occurs Faues to wash frowned.-Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. iv, c. 1. as early as Ælius Lampridius, in vitâ Alexandri

See The waue sprung entrailes, about which, fausens and other fish

FAWN, r.?
Fr. Faon, fan, from infans, (Me-Severi Augusti. Per fideles homines suos.

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

Fidelity or faithfulness. See the quotation from hid.

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.”
To fawn,--to bring forth a fuwn.

Whan thise Bretons tuo were fled out of this lond, 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 fare

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 fawnes. sowers, buckes, does

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

for as much as the taking of this oath maketh not greater Gr. puew, to speak, to say. SkinThe dow lacking her faune: the hind her calfe, braie no

dignitye in temporall thinges. longer time after their losse, but seeing their lacke to be

Bale. Pageant of Popes, fol. 135. 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. Fuin,

Wilson. Arte 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 ynto hym feauty & holent præ se ferre alacritatem.) And it is per- yonge amõg the stony rockes? or layest ya 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 fain. From my experience: there's a fawn brought in.

father's life time) was put by the crowne by the prelates and To show or manifest signs of pleasure, joy or

barons; who thought it basenesse for so many and great Massinger. A New Way to Pay Old Deòls, Act iii. 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 fawnes at play,

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

Straight couches close, then rising changes 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 Jealty to joys impure,
Bote myldeliche whan thei metten maden louh chere
And feyre by fore tho men. fawhnede whith the tayles.
She rais'd her voice on high, and sung so clear,

In bridal pomp; vain efforts !
Piers Pouhman, p. 286.
The fanns came scudding from the groves to hear,

Fenton, Homer Imitated. Odyssey, b. ii.
And all the bending forest lent an ear.
And as I went there came by me

There is a natural allegiance and feally due to this domi

Dryden. The Flower and the Leaf.neering paramount evil, (avarice.] from all the vassal vices, A whelp that fawned me as I stood That had yfolowed, and coud no good: So with her young, amid the woodland shades,

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

under its banners; and it is under that discipline alone that Right as it had me yknow Leaves in that fatal lair the tender farons,

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

render itself a general publick inischief. And laid all smothe downe 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 Pursue the lightly-bounding roe, whilste we are lyuyng here :

possessor should do service faithfully, both at home and in Encepte

Or chase the flying fawn.-Fawkes. Ode to Summer. The wars, to him by whoin they were given; for which pur. we lye. fawne, Maiter, face.

pose he took the juramentum fidelitatis, or oath of fealty. cap, kneele, ducke, crouche, smile, flere. 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.) Tee must be ware that we open not our eares to flatterers,

FEAR, v.

A. S. Fer-an,--to fear, to suffer ourselues to be wonne or ouercomed with fauning They (the old English) could call a comet, a faxed starre, FEAR, n.

terrify or make afraid, (Somhumble behauiour of others toward vs. which is all one with stella crinita, or cometa.


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

ner.) Sw. Fara; Dut. Vaeren; FE'ARFUL.

Ger. Faren, timere, metuere, Instead thereof he kist her wearie feet,

FAY, i. e. faith, by my faith, by my troth or FE'ARFULLY. terrere, facere ut metuat; to And lickt her lilly hands with fawning tong; As he her wronged innocence did weet. truth.


fear or cause to fear. The O how can beautie maister the most strong. And with hire hed she writhed fast away,

Fe'ARLESS. common etymology is the Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. 3. And sayde; I wol not kisse thee by my fay.

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

Chaucer. The Milleres Tale, v. 3284.

Fe'ARLESSNESS. But the Sw. Fura; Dut. But as in gaze admiring : oft he bowd

As God me helpe, I laugh whan that I thinke, Mis turret crest, and sleek enameld neck,

Vaeren ; Ger. Faren; and A.S. Faran, signify, How pitously a night I made hem swinke, Patring, and lick'd the ground whereon she trod. 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





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

Weele speake with thee at sea.

apprehension of some impending evil. feel or cause the feeling of, dread or terror. Shakespeare. Antony & Cleopatra, Act ii. sc. 6.

Cogan. On the Passions, c. 2. s. 3. To flee, or cause to fee, or escape or avoid, 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 constaney in
Setting it vp to feare the birds of prey,

suffering, still kept its enemies anxious amidst all their suesensations of terror, of dread, of timorousness, of

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. 1.

Warburlon. 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 paus'd-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 ofcard of you.

Again he look'd, the wildness of her ere

Starts from the day abrupt and fearfully.

Id. Taming of the Shrew, Act v. sc. 2.
Heo ferden rigt as gydie men, myd wam no red nas.

Byron. The Corsair, c. 3. . 9.
R. Gloucester, p. 166.

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 my
Cold fearefull drops stand on my trembling flesh.

text, by taking away the fear of God, will always be for 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 void 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 Nation.

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

This fearlessness of temper depends upon natural constiAnd hit a fereth the feonde.- Piers Plouhman, p. 365. The image of a wicked heynous fault

tution as much 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, but 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 fall So fered were for berking of the douges,

And I do fearefully beleeue 'tis done

presently into tremours that throw the mind off the hinges 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. ii c. $i. Chaucer. The Nonnes Preestes 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 weather, 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 gave Thus humbly, that extremes he might prevent.

to each man the fear-nought jacket and trowsers allowed Unmighty is that wretchedness, which is entred by the

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

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


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


Faisable, faisille, which That of the noyse, and of the soune fearfulnesse.-Holland. Lirios, p. 74.


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


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

Unto the wall his way did fearelesse take
Gower. Con. A. b. vii. To weeten what that trumpet's sounding ment.

cere, (q.d.) facibilis, (Skinner.)

That can or may be done, performed, or prac

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. v. c. 5. And then it (air] breketh the cloudes all,

tised That whiche of 50 great noyse craken, That thei the fearefull thonder maken.-Id. 16.

Frequence of conversation gives us freedome of accesse to

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 bléchars, or other lyke shewes, to feare away The best of the heathen emperours (that was honoured

Massinger. The Emperor of the East, Act i. se. 1. byrdes, whiche he foreseeth redye to deuoure and hurte his

with the title of piety) iustly magnified that courage of corne.-Sir T. Elyot. Governorr, b. i. c. 23.

So Charles VIII., King of France, finding the care of Christians which made them insult sver their tormenters,

Britaine (which afterwards was compounded by marriage 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

, which they afrayd at the beastes which came vpon 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.
Bible, 1551. Apocrypha. The Boke of Wisdome.

Now glut yourselves with prey; let not the night,
Nor those thick woods, give sanctuary to

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

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

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

Glanvill. The Vanity of Dogmatizing c. !!. the moste sore and vehement troubles, rebuking theyr greate feare: Why feare ye (quoth he] ye menne of lytel Long mute he stood, and leaning on his staff,

Whereby men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities fayth.-Udal. Mallhew, c. 8.

His wonder witness'd with an idiot laugh ;
Then would have spoke, but by his giimmering sense

for certainties
, feasibilities for possibilities

, and things in

possible as possibilities themselves. The verie houre and instant that they should goe forward

First found his want of words, and fear'd offence. with their businesse; a wonderfull and terrible earthquake

Dryden. Cymon & Iphigenia. fell throughout all England: whereupon diuers of the suffra- In dreams they fearful precipices tread; ganes being feared, by the strange and wonderfull demon

being as necessary to found a purpose of undertaking it, as stration, doubting what it should mean, thought it good to

Or, shipwreck'd, labour to some distant shore : leaue off from their determinate purpose.

Or in dark churches walk among the dead;

They wake with horrour, and dare sleep no more.
Fox. Martyrs, p. 401. Wiclif's Articles Condemned.

upon neglect, can be imagined to be.

Id. Annus Mirabilis. And at the last some that would not obey, hee put to death, But it seems he did it covertly and fearfully, and was to feare the rest withall. Vires. Instruction of a Christian Woman, b. i. c. 11. 'fears of the cross: of which it appears Bucer had then some afterwards drawn off, either by the love of the world or the

Duke, the Lord Grey, and Sir Thomas Arni strong (25 die Fellowship and Friendships hest apprehensions, though he expressed them very modestly.

remembers) went one night to view the guards : and the

next day at his house they said it was very feasible if they With thy fearers all I hold

Burnet. History 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
And you his fearers, all the rest

by his providence; the falseness of Judas, the fearfulness of The same to say with me be prest.-Id. Ps. 118.

Pilate, and the malice of the Jews were subservient to God's

eternal design.-Bates. Harmony of the Divine Attrib. c. 13. Suche of them as wold seme to be lesse fearefull, sayd

have heard it mentioned as a thing might easily be done, but 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.- 1d. Ib. p. 692. and the greatnes of the woods that laye betwene them and

Or sleep dissembling, while he waits his prey, Ariouistus; or else they cast doubts howe theyr grayne

His fearless foes within his distance draws, should be commodiously conueyed after theym.

('onstrains his roaring, and contracts his paws;

Golding. Cæsar, fol. 30. Till at the last, his time for fury found, When the king vnderstoode that they made towardes him

He shoots with sudden vengeance from the ground. with such speede, he fled for feare, and leauing behinde him

Dryden, Absalom d Achitophel. his hoste and all his furniture for the warres, he fearefullye

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


trampling upon his commandments in their lives, and re-
Pearfulnes is nothing els, but a declarynge that a man
seketh helpe and defence, to answere for him selfe.
proaching his name by vain oaths and profane speeches.

Bible, 1551. The Book of Wisdome, c. 17.

Clarke, vol. i. Ser. 51. FE'ASTFUL.
The next morning, thinking to fear him, because he had hope; for there are few situations so completely dark and
In most cases as soon as we cease to fear, we begin to

never seen elephant before, Pyrrus commanded his inen that
when they saw Fabricius and him talking together, they
gloomy as to exclude every ray of consolatory hope.

natal or wedding day. should bring one of his greatest elephants, and set him hard

Cogan. On the Passions, c. 2. s. 3.
by them, behind a hanging: which being done, at a certain First Fear his hand, its skill to try,
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,
head, and gave a terrible and fearful cry.

E'en at the sound himself had made,
Norih. Plutarch, p. 340.

Collins. The Passions. his house.

Bacon. On Learning, by G. Wals, b. ii. c. 12.

Brown. Vulgar Errours, D. 1. 6. I. An opinion of the fecibleness or successfulness of the work either the authority of commands, or the persuasregered promises, or pungency of menaces, or prospect of mischiefs

Hammond. Works, vol. i. p. 473. They discoursed of surprising the guards; and that the

Slate Trials. William Lord Russell, an. 1688. several times by accident, in general discourse elsewhere, I

Some discourse there was about the feasibleness of it, and

Yet this did not hinder me from prosecuting a design, whose feasibility I cousidered.-Buyle. Works, vol.ii. p. 540.

Here is a principle of a nature, to the multitude, the most seductive, always existing before their eyes

, as a thitus feasible in practice.-Burke. Thoughts on French Afairs.

Fr. Fester, festoyer ; It

. Fostare, festeggiare; sp. Festear, festejar, from the Lat. Featur, and festum or festus dies, from

the Ġr. 'Estiur, i.e. jesium diem agere; as when we celebrate with a bangunt i

The verb totius, Vossius adds, is from SOTIA, which signifies as well the lares or hearth, as Vesta, foci vel ignis præses: and thus, éotiav, is properly, to receive or entert tain any one-convivio apud larem suum, i.e. in

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(He) liu'd in Court To receive or entertain with food or victuals in feeding their eyes, and tastes, with one seruice after another

(Which rare it is to do) most prais'd, most loud, the house, at the table; to feed plenteously or in both kinds.Purchas. Pilgrimage, c. 18. 8. 5.

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

A glasse that feated 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,
And heaven this day is feasted with your name.

Madge. Nay, Sue has a hazel eye, I know Sue well, and
Alle the noble men of this lond to the noble fest come,

Dryden. To his Sacred Majesty. by your leave, not so trim a body neither; this is a feat
And heore wyues & heore ren with hem mony nome.

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

Beaum. & Fletch. The Coxcomb, Act iii. sc. 1.
Chiefs out of war and statesmen out of place.
Thulke festes he wolde holde so noblyche,
There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl,

Thus have I made this wreath of mine,
Wyth so gret prute wast, & so rychelyche,
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 featiy.
Ther was fest holden, & gyuen him the croune.
A feast proportiond, to their crimes decreed;

North. Plutarch, p. 14.
R. Brunne, p. 28.
A feast of death, the feasters doom'd to bieed.

She wore a frock of frolick green

Id. Homer. Odyssey, b. xxi.
Lytel is he a lowed there fore among lordes of festes.

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,
Turn'd his proud step, and left them on their way,
But by the feeste day he was wont to leeve to hem oon of

In colour like the columbine,
Straight to the feastful palace he repair'd,
men boundun whome ever thei axiden. Wiclif. Mark, c.15.

Ywrought full featously:--Drayton. Pastorals, Ecl. 4.
Familiar enter'd, and the banquet shar'd.-Id. Ib. b. xvii.
At that feast Pylate was wonte to delyuer at their pleasure

They haue also dancers on the rope, tumblers, and other
a 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 fraslings, nor yet These, Parnell, glorying in the seal, 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 festeth hem.--Chaucer. The Kniyhtes 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 & Vay.
Id. The Clerkes Tale, v. 8985.
Although they humbled.

Byron. Ode, s. 3.

Not victories won by Marlbro's sword,

Nor titles which these feats record,
In suffisaunce, in blisse, and in singings
Songs in strains of wisdom drest,

Such glories o'er the dead diffuse
This Troilus gan all his life to lede

Great Saturnius to record,

As can the labours of the Muse,
He spendeth, iusteth, and maketh sestings.

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,

Wakes the brisk harmony that sailors love;
And ben a festlich man, as fresh as May,

FEAT, v. Fr. Faict ; Lat. Factum, any A circle there of merry listeners stand,
That shulde you devisen swiche array.
Id. The Squieres Tale, v. 10,595.

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

Thoughtless, as if on shore they still were free to rove.
Feat, adj. Fr. part. Faict, done, made,
A great meruaile it is for thy,

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

Fe'stly, 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


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
Duke of Brabant, who feasted them greatly, and agreed, and

Accipe cautionem tuam. On
also furnished us with the adjective feat; (q. d.) FE'ATHERY.
promysed to sustayne ye Kyng of Englonde, and all his

which Somner remarks, that
copauy 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

Gr. Iltep-ov, a wing (from TTE-ELV, TTETELV, volare,
Easter, but euery daye.- A Boke made by John Fryth, fol. 37. Por Jamys the gentel. soggeth in hus bokes

to fly.) And thus, a feather is that which fleeth.
That feith without fel. ys febelere than nouht
This dooe 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.
feaster & a feder of the bodies also, which came to fede the

To strip of, to clothe in, the feathers, with
souls & to teache in dede his disciples that they should neuer Not only this Grisildis thurgh hire wit
lacke foode, which being giuen ynto the Ghospel, regarded Coude all the fete 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.

thus, (met.) to feather the nest ; to gather or collect

Chaucer. The Clerkes Tale, v. 8305.
In this yere also and vpon the feestfull day of Easter, fyll

the means of warmth and comfort.
a chauce in Lõdon, 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
& 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 Rose.

Of which fiue in his hond were

But they were shauen well and dight
Udal. Flowers of Latine Speaking, fol. 124. She was not wont to great trauaill,

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

For whan she kempt was felcously
Fed by the rich, but feasted by the poor;
And well araied and richely

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,

And made him blak, and raft him all his song
He thus presents in boast to Ulfinore.
Of shone and bootes, new and faire

And eke his speche.-Id. The Manciples Taie, v. 17,253.
Davenant. Gondibert, b. iii. c. 2. Loke at the lest thou haue a paire,
Lud was hardy, and bold ir. war, in peace a jolly feasler:
And that they sitte so felously

Lordes, sayd this frere, there was ones a fowle appered in
That these rude may vtterly

this worlde without ony fethers; and when al other fowles
Milton. History of England, b. i. Meruaile.

Id. Ib.

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

so fayre and pleasaunt to beholde.
Visit his tomb with flowers, only be wailing

None knewe better the feale howe to worke myschyfe than
His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice,
the Herodians.-Udal. Mark, c. 3.

Berners. Froissart. Cronycle, vol. ii. c. 42.
From whence captivity and loss of eyes.

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

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

Brende. Quintus Curtius, fol. 2.

agayne these gentyll byrdes had pyte on hym and fethered

hym agayne.--Id. 16.
Thou, when the bridegroom with his feastful friends
Passes to bliss at the mid hour of night,
For the labour and care of man can make nothing so

When, as from onow-crown'd Skidaw's lofty cliffs
Hast gaind thy entrance, virgin wise and pure.-Id. son.9.

proper and feacle as the prouidence of nature dooeth.

Udal. Matthew, c. 6.

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

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

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

Drayton. The Barons' Wars, b. vi.
From boke to wife did flete in hast,
From welth to wo to runne,

They stuck not to say, that the king cared not to plume
Now who hath plaied a fealer cast

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

Bacon. Hen. VII. p. 111.
They are hyred vnto feasts, whither they come prouided

Vncertaine Auctors. A new Married Student.

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

counsel of the Almighty, when he was pleased to give a
hook, of comedies to the feast-master, to chuse which he
liketh; which the guests behold in their feasting-time with

with buttred bread, or featusse knacks,

being to his creature; they would surely haue devised to such pleasure, that they continue sometimes ten houres in

Will lewre the little fooles,

make a winged elephant, and a corpulent gnat: a featherd to learn a pace theyr A B C.-Drant. Horace, b. i. Sat. 1. man, and a speaking beast.--Bp. Hall, Sol. 21.

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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 seatur'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 feculency, that is commonly called
on seeks to sweet retired solitude :
Let those whom nature hath not made for stone,

tartar.-Boyle. Works, vol. i. p. 580. Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation,

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

Shakespeare, son. 11. 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.

vessel a tartar, abounding in terrestrious fecniency. Thus works the hand of nature in the feathery plantation Butler. Salire upon Human Learning, pt. ii.

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. l'ulyar Errours, b. ii. c. I. 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. ller 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 increas'd: 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,

The dregs and feculence of every land. -Couper. Task, b. La
Yet oft with pain and fear have I beheld
Ardent in love, outrageous in his play,
He feather'd her full twenty times a day.
A little, wayward, giddy levity

It was long before the spirit of true piety and true wisdom,
Show its capricious features in the midst
Id. The Cock & the Fox.
Of thy endearinents, 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 seculence of the contention

with which it was carried through.-Burke. Sp. at Brision.

For courtly grandeur.
made you governante of iny whole family. You have forgot
tis, have you, now you have feathered your nest?

Mickle. The Siege of Marseilles, Act i. sc. 1. FE/CIAL. 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,


thereunto, then by generall consent they were wont to pro

Fr. Febrifique, fébrile; from The crested cock, with all his female train,

claime war in this order: that the freial or king at armes

Pensive, and dripping.
Thomson. Winter.

the Lat. Febris, (a fervendo,) should go with a javelin, having an iron head, or with a red 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.

marches.-Holland. Lirivs, p. 24.

Febrifick, productive of fever. storm of fear; it is as dangerous to trust in a heart of nesh, as in an arm of flesh. Febrifuge,--that which dispels fever.

FE'CUND, adj.

Fr. Fécond, (Cotgrave has Bates. Spiritual Rejlections Unfolded, c. 12.


also the verb féconder, to As in the formerly mentioned instance of hops, currants, And yet at the first encounter of a strong temptation, our and salt, neither any of the ingredients inwardly given, nor

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. sun;" there is such a levity and featheriness in our minds,


which Scaliger thinks is such a mutability and inconstancy in our hearts. The same febrile matter, either by a deviation of nature or from the Gr. pout-av, 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. Fit dwelling for the feather'd throng,

But the Cornyshe men inbabytyng the least parte of the Who pay their quit rents with a song.–Green. The Spleen. into chyle and so will corrode the vascular oritices, and thus Buth the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated realme, and the same sterile and without all fecuerditempo

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 à greate somme as was of theim demusic of as martial a character, decorations of all sorts as

maunded. -Hall. Hen. VII, an. 12.

Fielding. The History of a Foundling, b. viii. c. 3.
captivating and imposing, as those of the regular troops.
Windham. Speeches. Additional Force Bill, June 5, 1804.
The acidity occasioned by the febrile 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 Mortabig. At a word,

craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a His feathery subjects in obedience flock natural appetite.-Id. Ib.

These meditations naturally issue and run to the right Around his feeding hand, who in return

hand and to the left, for this head; and may properly refresh Yield a delicious tribute to the board,

and fecundate ev'n the best mould they fall upon, as well as And o'er his couch their downy plumage spread.

Fr. Feurier ; It. Febraio, soften and unparch the dryest and barrenest earth they pass Dodsley. Ayriculture, c. 1.

FEBRUAR febraro; Sp. Febrero; Lat, over.-Mountague. Deroute Essayes, pt. ii. Treat. 4. 6. 4.


Februarius ; so called, because then the people FEATURE, n. Minshew says_Feature or

Hence we cannot infer a fertilitating condition or property FEATURED, adj. making. Fr. Faicture; It. by sacrifices for the manes of the dead. Februa FEATURELESS. Fattura ; Sp. Hechura ; Lat.

In God there is this inexplicable mystery. there is unity, Factura, from Facere, to make, form or fashion. See Vossius.

of a natural freundity and : Applied to

The form or fashion, the make, (sc.) of the body; of the face or countenance: (inet.) of any

or perceivance of the businesse to bee performed (as hee had

Who being upon sending for corne, and having a presage | incapacity of solitariness.-Mount. Det. Ess. pt. i. Tr.17. s. I. 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: Therto he was the semlieste man,

bissext or odd daye of the leap yeare in the moneth of
Februarie.-Holland. Ammianus, p. 284.

to germinate the first year, it will continue its fecundity, I
That is or was, sithen the world began;
What necdeth it his frture 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 Of all her feilers he shall take hede, eleventh and February the twelfth and last : yet many

We shall find in each the same vivacity and fecundity of His eyen with all her limmes fede.--Id. Rom. of the Rose.

are of opinion that Numa added these two, January and

February.--North. Plutarch, p. 60.
He made an image of entaile,
Liche to a woman in semblance,

Some fantastick rites and februations to chase away morof feature, and of countenance,

moes and spectics.---Spenser. On Prodigies, p. 227. So fayre yet neuer was figure,

The flowers of the male plant are produced under water: Right as a liues creature

FE/CES. Fr. Fèces, féculent ; Lat. Fex,
She seemeth,
Gower, Con A. b. iv.


fecis, is the excrement of any wafted by the air, or borne by the currents, to the female So without pere Was of this mayden the feyture,

FE'CULENCY. according to Perottus, (but VosWherof Phæbus out of measure

sius is not decisive.) And thus feculence is Hir loueth.

Id. Ib. b. v.

Filth or foulness, impurity, the dregs. This is a mightie people, well featured and without any

Blessed be heaven, grossenesse.--Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 427.

I sent you of his feces there calcined. 'Twas a child, that so did thrive

B. Jonson. The Alchymist, Act ii. sc. 3. fecundity : that they are parts indeed of one compensatory
In grace and feature,
As heaven and nature seem'd to strive
Which own'd the creature.-B. Jonson, Epig. 120.

may be expressed a black and forculent matter.
Herein may be perceived slender perforations, at which portion to the smallness of the animal, to the weakness, to

Brown. l'ulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 17.


(februaretur, hoc est, expurgaretur) were purified of secundation.Brown

. Vulyar Erroura, bi, vince in formed—a fervendo, whence also febris, fever, (qv.) and singleness without solitude: for out of the

nation of a plurality of persons, in which consists God's

sive cold, or drought, or any other accident, it happen, nei do not say two or three, nor six or seven, but even twenty

invention, the same life and strength of imaging and colouras bold, the metaphors as animated, and the numbers as

ing, the particular descriptions as highly painted, the figures harmonious, and as various.

Pope. Homer. Odyssey, Post.

and as soon as the fecundating farina is mature they seps. rate themselves from the plant, rise to the surface, and are

From this vessel projects a tube, through which tube the farina, or some subtile fecundaling effluvium that issues from it, is admitted to the seed.-Paley. Vat. Theol. c. 20,

What further shows, that the system of destruction amongst animals holds an express relation to the system of scheme; is that in each species the fecundity bears a prothe shortness of its natural term of life

, and to the dangers and enemies by which it is surrounded.--Id. Ib. 6. 26.

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The Glossarist to G. Douglas explains Fee,
Brought forth the Arts of Greece and Rome.

The common verb now, is to enfeeble, (qv.).
Green. The Spleen.

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

Fee; quia olim sola præmia et munera erant pe- the strength or vigour, the firmness or stability.
FE’DERAL, adj. Lat. Fædus. Of the cora; because cattle were formerly the only re-
Federalism. various etymologics which wards or gifts ; but there seems no necessity for

Feblyche he lyued al hys lyue, and deyde in feble dethe.
FE'DERARY, or Vossius has collected, he

R. Gloucester, p. 301,
a second etymology.
prefers a fide. See FIDE-

Uter, the gode kynge, (of wham we speke by vore)

Was feble after that he was in the hors bere v bore,

Zuf a man of holi chirche halt eni lay fe,
Person, other wat he be, he sal do theruore

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

R. Gloucester, p. 471.

Ther vore the luther Saxons so much adde her wylle.
FE'DERATIVE. league or covenant.

Id. p. 165.
Therfor into tham tuo he gaf Gryffyn's ces,
Fedary and federary, in Shakespeare, are the For South Wales holy thei mad the kyng feautez.

Kyng Wyllam wende agen, tho al thys was ydo, same word differently written, (having no connec

And bygan sone to grony & to sebly al 80.-1d. p. 380.

R. Brunne, p. 63. tion whatever with feud or feudatory,) and signify, a

This wer agrete trespas, a gayn myli owen inwitte, colleague, associate or confederate.

The said defendant, by untrue surmises of a conceale-
See Feodary, ment. hath obtayned in fee-farme a hospitall, not dissolved

So sebli forto wirke, for drede of Gode's awe. in Minshew,

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

For hii eteth more fisch than fiesch. and feble ale drenken.
As are the degrees of our restitution and accesse to the
first jederal condition, so also are the degrees of our pardon.
Without that, that this complainant ought not to be pri-

Piers Plouhman, p. 95.
Bp. Taylor. Great Exemplar, pt. ii. Dis. 9. fee-farmer, or the tenements of the saide hospitall, supposed
veledged in this courte, to sue or impleade her majestie's

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. For 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. Boccius, 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 badde,
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 therbefore.
O damn'd paper,
Chaucer. The Wis of Bathes Prologue, v. 6212.

And thus feeblesse is set alofte,
Black as the inke that's on thee: senselesse bauble,

And strengthe was put vnder foote.-Id. Ib. b. ii.
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 fre,

With weary sprite, he stretcht hym vp and thus he told
Sweden and Denmark were united by a fæderal compact
Of all my losse to haue the gayne.

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

Wyatt. The Louer complaineth his Estate.

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

there dyed also the Lorde Spensar, a great baron in England, their king.--Proceedings in the Parliument of Scotland re

But if any be vsurers, they take of them satisfaction and

and a good knight.--Berners. Froiss. Cron. vol. i. c. 315. lating to the Union.

bribes : and so be permitted to vse their vsurie, no lesse In the weaker and more imperfect societies of mankind, Fux. Martyrs, p. 326. Usury craftily objected ugst. Laymen. than before, so that they may have their old fees and bribes.

His heed maye be harde, but feble his brayne. such as those compos'd of the federale tribes, or mix'd colo

Skelton. Prologue to the Bouge o; Court. nies, 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: ihen 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. Il'orkes, p. 931.
in order to confer about their wants, and provide for their And fee my friends in Rome.
common necessities.

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

cester, the xxvii, day of November, where for very feenlenesse
They who eat in the feast on that sacrifice are partakers of
Thou would'st be fee'd I see, to make me sport.

of nature, caused by purgations and vomites, he died the

Id. 1 P. Hen. VI. Acti. 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 contirmed those benefits; What should I speake of the secret frands 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.

Bale. Image, pt. i.
oathes, feeing of officers, equivocations of answers, and tenne
Warburton. Dirine 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. f Fletch. W'ild Goose Chase, Act i. sc. 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

Has seard my body, and boil'd up my blood, moderantisin, democracy royal, or any other of the names of place, (which was but nine nobles per annum,) that we faction which they start by the hour.

ained 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. In a federate alliance, the two societies still subsist intire; many thousand souls lamentably swallowed up by wilfull

Id. The Island Princess, Act iv. sc. 1. though in a subordination of one to the other; in which recusants, in a pretended fee farme for ever.

Yet whilest I in this wretched vale doo stay,

Id. Some Specialties of his Life. case, it seems agreeable to natural equity, that no alteration

My wearie feete shall ever wandring be, in church government be made without the joint consent of

That still I may be readie on my way, both.—Warburton. Alliance between Church and Slate, b.ii. If this man having fee-simple in his lands, yet will take a

When as her messenger doth come for me; lease of his own lands from another, this shall be an estopple

Ne will I rest my feete for seblenesse.-Spenser, Daph. 6. The potentates of Europe have by that law, a right, an

to him in an assize from the recovering of his own land. interest, and a duty to know with what government they are

Milton. Colasterion.

Close by each other laid, they press'd the ground, to treat, and what they are to admit into the federative

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

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

But some faint signs of feeble life appear. her; and so notwithstanding her promise I was obliged to

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

pay the fees myself at the council. to the colonies, to keep any terms with those clubs and

State Trials, an. 1680. Elizabeth Cellier. With continual pains teaching the grammar-school there. federations, who hold out to us as a pattern for imitation, the

and preaching, he changed this life for a betier, in great proceedings in France, in which a king, who had voluntarily

Watch the disease in time: For when, within

fecbleness of body more than of soul and mind.

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

The dropsy rages, and extends the skin,
of all other species of arbitrary power, has been dethroned?
In vain for hellebore the patient cries;

Yet there I've wander'd by the vaulted rill;
And sees 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 feeble fountain, all is still.
FE'DITY. Lat. Fædus, filthy, foul.

Byron. Childe llarold's Pilgrimage, c. 1. of un

And therefore Sir Henry Spelman defines a feud or fee to

be the right which the vasal or tenant hath in land, to use Alas, Hilaria! what is life's short date A second may be the fodily and unnaturalness of the

the same, and take the profits thereof to him and his heirs, But the brief passage to our endless state?
match.—Bp. Hall. Cases of Conscience, Dec. 4. c. 10.
rendering to the Lord his due services.

Of which Heav'n wisely hides the term assign'd,
Blackstone. 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 after

Scarce her legs spring incontinently vpon that his diabolicall doctrine, yet for all that would not give ouer his pestilent purpose. wards came out, that although there were no fees received

Feebly she drags, with wheezing labour, on,
as such, yet that money, to a very considerable amount, was

And motion slow; a willow wand directs
Fox. Martyrs, p. 1063. Priests Marriage. I zeceived some of the officers, under the name of gifts :

Her tottering steps, and marks her for the grave.
thus, for instance, the chief clerk of the navy oflice received

Thomson. Sickness, b. il.
Somner thinks from the A. s. salary of about 2401. or 2501. a year, and it turned out that
Feo, (Goth. Faihu,) pecunia, pre-
he received no less than 25001. in gifts.

FEED, v.
Feeling, n. tium, opes. Probably from the

Goth. Fodjan ; A. S. Fed-an;
Pitt. Speech, 17th June, 1783.

Feed, n.

Dut. Voeden; Ger. Weiden,


Fr. Foible, feble; Sp. Feble ;

fæden ; Sw. Foeda. (Junius FE'EBLE, v.

FE'EDING, n. would derive from Botely, and
Any thing granted by one, and held by another,

It. Fiebole, fievole ; all from
the Lat. Flebilis, lamentable,

Food, v.

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



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

and pitiful,—weak.

Food, n.

and flebilitas, (see Du Cange)

nutrire; to feed, to nourish, to

FoodLESS. cherish, (Somner.) To which ; as a reward or were used in Low Lat. as equivalent to debilis

FoợpY. and debilitas.

may be added,

certain etymology

FEE, n. Fee, v.

old Fr. Fe; Lat. Fides. FEUD, &c.

of a

faithfu performance of duty; recompence; a perquisite,

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