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To receive or entertain with food or victuals in feeding their eyes, and tastes, with one seruice after another
- [He] liu'd in Court
(Which rare it is to do) most prais'd, most lou'a,
A sample to the youngest: to th' mcre mature, lavishiy, luxuriously; to banquet, to supply with All cyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart;
A glasse that feated them.
Shakespeare. Cymbeline, Act i. sc. 1.
Madge. Nay, Sue has a hazel eye, I know Sue well, and
Dryden. To his Sacred Majesty. by your leave, not so trim a body neither; this is a feat
bodied thing I tell you.
Beaum. & Fletch. The Corcomo, Act iii. sc. 1.
Chiefs out of war and statesmen out of place.
Thus have I made this wreath of mine,
And finished it frolly.
Draylon. The Muses' Elysium, Nymphal 5.
Then they spake most properly and featly.
R. Brunne, p. 28.
North. Plutarch, p. 44.
She wore a frock of frolick green
Id. Homer. Odyssey, b. xxi.
Might well become a maiden queen
Which seemly was to see ;
A hood to that so neat and fine,
In colour like the columbine,
Straight to the feastful palace he repair'd,
Ywrought full fealously.—Drayton. Pastorals, Ecl. 4.
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.
were virtuous to take upon them the government of the city This trophy from the Python won,
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.
Parnell. The Book-Worm.
When Venice was an envy, might abate,
So feally tripp'd the lightfoot ladies round,
But did not quench, her spirit-.in her fate
The knights so nimbıy o'er the greensward bound,
That scarce they bent the flowers, or touchi'd the ground.
Pope. January 8 May.
Byron. Ode, s. 3.
Not victories won by Marlbro's sword,
Nor titles which these feals record,
Such glories o'er the dead diffuse
As can the labours of the Muse.
And by each rejoicing guest
Jenyns. Horace, b. iv. Ode 8. Imit.
West. Pindar. The First Olympic. Meantime some rude Arion's restless hand
Wakes the brisk harmony that sailors love;
Fr. Faict ; Lat. Factum, any A circle there of merry listeners stand,
thing done, a deed. Upon the Or to some well-known measure feally move A great meruaile it is for thy,
Thoughtless, as if on shore they still were free to rove. Fr. part. Faict, done, made,
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 2. s. 21.
FE'ATLY. framed, formed or fashioned,
FE'atous. Shakespeare seems to have FEATHER, v. A.S. Fether ; Dut. Veder;
FE'ATOUSLY. founded his verb to feat, to form FEATHER, n. Ger. Feder; Sw. Fjaeder.
or fashion, The same adjective, done, performed, FE'ATHERED. Luke, xvi. 6, “ Nim thine
Fr. Faictis; neat, feat, comely, well made,) has FE'ATHERLY. Accipe cautionem tuam. On promised to sustayne ye Kyng of Englonde, and all his also furnished us with the adjective feat ; (q. d.) FE'ATHERY. which Somner remarks, that cöpany in his contrey.-- Berners. Frois. Cron. vol. i. c. 28. bien fait, bene factus; well done or made, fit. A
Fe'ATHERINESS. fethere does not signify cautio, Was not Chryste ones crucyfyed in his own person ? & yet feat,
but calamus. In the Gothic version it is bokos, 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 ate-EIV, AT ETEIV, volare, Easter, but euery daye.- A Boke made by John Fryth, fol. 37. For Jamys the gentel. suggeth in hus bokes
And thus, a feather is that which fleeth.
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 foodle, which being giuen vnto the Ghospel, regarded Coude all the fole 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.
the means of warmth and comfort.
Ac for hus peyntede fetheres. the pokok his honourede.
Piers Plouhman, p. 239 And they had pleasure and appetite in goodlye harnesse And faire tressed euery tresse
And ten broad arrowes held he there, a great horses for war, more than in harlottes, and in
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
Nocked ard fethered aright.--Chancer. Rom. of the Icuse.
And to the crowe he stert, and that anon
Than had she doen all her iourne.
And pulled his white feathers everich on,
And made him blak, and raft him all his song
Of shone and bootes, new and faire
And eke his speche.-Id. The Manciples Tule, v. 17,253.
Lordes, sayd this frere, there was ones a fowle appered in Lud was hardy, and bold ir. war, in peace a jolly fenster. That these rude may vtterly
this worlde without ony felhers; and when al other fowles Milton. History of England, b. i. Meruaile.
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
so fayre and pleasaunt to behulde.
Berners. Froissart. Cronycle, vol. ii, c. 42.
Then he cried them me and sayd, that he wo'de id. Samson Agonistes. skyll in feates of warre than in knowledge of philosophie.
amende himselfe, and noo more be prowde; and so then Brende. Quintus Curlius, fol. 2.
agayne these gentyll byrdes had pyte on hym and fethered Therefore be sure
hym agayne.--Id. Ib.
For the labour and care of man can make nothing so
When, as from snow-crown'd Skidaw's lofty cliffs
Udal. Matthew, c. 6.
Some fleet-wing'd haggard, tou'rds her preying hour,
Amongst the teal and moor-bred mallaril drives,
And th' air of all her frother'd flock doth our.
That welth he might haue wonne;
Drayton. The Barons' Wars, b. vi,
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. Carlwright. Horace, lib. iv. Ode 13. Since iugling first begonne !
Bacon, Hen. VII. p. Ili 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
As those that teache in schooles, for what play shall be demanded, offering to that end their
counsel of the Almighty, when he was pleased to give a book of comcedies to the feast-master, to chuse which he with buttred bread, or featusse knacks,
being to his creature; they would surely haue devised to
Will lewre the little fooles, liketh ; vliich the guests behold in their feasting-lime with
make a winged elephant, and a corpulent gnat: a feutrer'd
to learn a pace theyr A B C.-Drant. Horace, b. i. Sat. 1. such pleasure, that they continue sometimes ten houres in
man, and a speaking beast.–Bp. Hall, Sol. 21.
This very word of patterning or imitating, excludes Epis.! A man of goodly presence and well fıyoured, and conely And by the favour of an easie simile we may affirm them opacy from the solid and grave ethical law, and betrays it shape and fruture of bodie, his lims streicht 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 abiy 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.
Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 24.
Besides the vinous liquor, the fermented juice of the
Beaumont. Of the Miserable Stale of Man. grapes is partly turned into liquid drops or lees, and partly - And Wisdom's sell
into that crust or dry feculency, that is commonly called Oft 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. Il. 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 feculency. Thus works the hand of nature in the feathery plantation Butler. Satire upon Human Learning, pt. ii.
Id. Ib vol. ii 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 feathery 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. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 1. In the free eye, the featur'd soul display'a,
exhalations that ascend from the earth. So wher, the new-born Phenix first is seen, Honour's strong beam, and mercy's melting shade.
Bates. The Great Duty of Resignation. Her fenther'd subjects all adore their queen,
Langhorne. The Country Justice, pt. i.
That the inhabitants of the air, (birds and insects,) need
the air as well as man, and other animals, is manifest from
their speedy dying in too feculent or too much rarefied air,
Derham. Physico-Theology, b. i. c. 1. (Note 4.)
Thither to cities) flow
As to a common and most noisome sewer,
The dregs and seculence of every land.-Cowper. Task, b. is
A little, wayward, giddy levity
Id. The Cock & the Fox.
It was long before the spirit of true piety and true wisdom,
Involved in the principles of the Reformation, could be
depurated from the dregs and feculence of the contention made
with which it was carried through.-Burke. Sp. at Bristol. you governante of iny whole family. You have forgot
For courtly grandeur. this, have you, now you have feathered your nest ?
Mickle. The Siege of Marseilles, Act i. sc. 1. FECIAL. Lat. Fecialis or fetialis ; plainly so
called, says Varro, a fatu, that is, fando : because
they were the orators or spokesmen employed on 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, febrile; from thereunto, then by generall consent they were wont to proThe crested cock, with all his female train,
claime war in this order: that the fecial or king at armes Pensive, and dripping.
the Lat. Febris, (a fervendo,) should go with a javelin, having an iron head, or with a red
bloodie spear burnt at the end, as far as to their borders of Our resolutions are light and feathery, soon scattered by a FE'BRILE. storin of fear; it is as dangerous to trust in a heart of flesh,
Febrifick, productive of fever. marches.— Holland. Lirivs, p. 24.
FECUND, adj. Fr. Fécond, (Cotgrave has
FECU'NDATE, v. also the verb féconder, to
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.
FECU'Npous. which Scaliger thinks is
The same febrile matter, either by a deviation of nature or from the Gr. $O11-av, coire; Vossius, from the
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 inhabytyng the least parte of the
realine, and the same sterile and without all fecunditee com-
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 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 Mortality. 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 retresh 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.
FEBRUARY. febraro; Sp. Febrero; Lat. over.-Mountague. Deroute Essayes, pt. ii. Treat. 4. 8.4.
Fr. Feurier ; It. Febraio, soften and unparch the dryest and barrenest earth they pass
Februarius ; so called, because then the people
Hence we cannot infer a fertilitating condition or property
In God there is this inexplicable mystery, there is unity,
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.17.8. 1. body; of the face or countenance: (inct.) of any an inckling given him even by continuall dreames) would or perceivance of the businesse to bee performed (as hee had
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:
sive cold, or drought, or any other accident, it happen not
to germinate the first year, it will continue its fecundity, I That is or was, sithen the world began;
do not say two or three, nor six or seven, but even twenty What needeth 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.
We shall find in each the same vivacity and fecundily of
invention, the same life and strength of imaging and colour
ing, the particular descriptious as highly painted, the figures He made an image of entaile,
as bold, the metaphors as animated, and the numbers as Liche to a woman in semblance, Some fantastick rites and februations to chase away more
harmonious, and as various.- Pope. Homer. Odyssey, Posi. or feature, and of countenance, moes and spectres.--Spenser. On Prodigies, p. 227.
The flowers of the male plant are produced under water, So fayre yet neuer was figure,
Fr. Fèces, féculent ; Lat. Fex, and as soon as the fecundating farina is mature they sepa.
rate themselves from the plant, rise to the surface, and are
thing: so called--a faciendo; flowers. - Darwin. Botanic Garden, 1. 393. Note. Was of this mayden the feyture,
FE'CULENCY. according to Perottus, (but Vos-
From this vessel projects a tube, through which tube the
farina, or some subtile fecundaling eflluvium that issues
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 rossenesse.--Hackiuyl. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 427.
I sent you of his feces there calcined.
amongst animals holds an express relation to the system of 'Twas a child, that so did thrive
B.Jonson. The Alchymist, Act ii. sc. 3. fecundity; that they are parts indeed of one compensatory Ir. grace and feature,
scheme; is that in each species the fecundity bears a pro
Herein may be perceived slender perforations, at which portion to the smallness of the animal, to the weakness, 10 As heaven and nature seem'd to strive
may be expressed a black and fæculent matter. Which own'd the creature.-B. Jonson, Epig. 120.
the shortness of its natural term of life, and to the dangero Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iij. c. 17. and enemies by wbicb it is surrounded. --Id. Ib. c. 26.
The Press from her fecundous womb
The Glossarist to G. Douglas explains Fee, The common verb now, is to cnfeeble, (qv.) Brought forth the arts of Greece and Rome.
Green. The Spleen.
beasts or cattle; whence, he adds, our English To weaken, to debilitate ; to impair or čiminish,
; 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-
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,)
Was feble after that he was in the hors bere y bore,
That he moste vor fehlesse nede holde hym stylle,
Ther vore the luther Saxons so much adde her wylle.
Id. p. 165.
Therfor vnto tham tuo he gaf Gryffyn's feez,
Kyng Wyllam wende agen, tho al thys was ydo,
And bygan sone to grony & to febly al so.--Id. p. 380. same word differently written, (having no connec
R. Brunne, p. 63. tion whatever with feud or fendatory,) and signify, a
This wer agrete trespas, a gayn myn owen in witte,
The said defendant, by untrue surmises of a concealecolleague, associate or confederate. See Feodary, ment, hath obtayned in fce-jarme a hospitall, not dissolved
So sebli forto wirke, for drede of Gode's awe.
R. Brunne, p 156.
For hii eteth more fisch than flesch, and feble ale drenken.
Piers Plouhman, p. 95
So feble were his spirites, and so low,
And changed so, that no man coude know
His speche ne his vois, though men it herd.
Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 1371. sacrificing, they inight the more ratify and contirm such
Piers Plouhman, p. 79. For loke how greatly sheweth the seblenesse and infirmitie covenants, first made, and begun by sacrificing.
of wicked folk, that ne mowen not commen, to that her
naturall entencion leadeth hem.-Id. Boecius, b. iv.
My hors is nowe feble and badde,
And all to tore is myn arraie.--Gower, Con. A. b. iv.
And thus feeblesse is set alofte,
And strengthe was put vnder foote.--Id. Ib. b. ii.
I see that chance hath chosen me
Thus secretlye to liue in payne,
His back against the tree, sore febled all with faint,
With weary sprite, he stretcht hym <p and thus he told
his plaint.--Surrey. Complaint of a Dying Louer, &c. under one monarch; but the Swedes judging a separation
Wyall. 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 Scolland re
But if any be vsurers, they take of them satisfaction and
and a good knight.--Berners. Froiss. Cron. vol. i. c. 315. laling to the Union.
bribes : and so be permitted to vse their vsurie, no lesse
than before, so that they may haue their old fees and bribes. His heed maye be harde, but feble his brayne.
Skelton. Prologue to the Bouge o; Court.
And yet when by the places cõferred 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 arswere shal appeare: then shall he luse masters of language as to be able to understand one another, For mine owne ends; (Indeede to gaine the Popedome, prayse of shortnesse to.-Sir T. More. Workes, p.931. in order to conter 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 Author, pt. ii. 8. 2.
cester, the xxvii, day of November, where for very feeblenesse 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 Pl. 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 oj Cardinal Wolsey, parties “o the jederal rites which confirmed 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-harled, saye, Lorde increase my faythe. be partaker of the Lord's table, and that of Devils. oathes. seeing of officers, equivocations of answers, and tenne
Bale. Image, pt. L.
Mir. "Tis true, ye are old, and feehled ;
Would ye were young again, and in full vigor.
Beaum. & Fletch. Wild 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
Many a burning sun
Has seard my body, and boird up my blood,
aimed at, but the freedome of a goodly church, (consisting Fehled my knees, and stampt a meagerness
of a dean and eight prebendaries competently endowed,) and Upon my figure, all to find out knowledge.
Id. The Island Princess, Act iv. sc. 1.
Yet whilest I in this wretched vale doo stay, though in a subordination of one to the other; in which
Id. Some Specialties of his Lije.
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 State, b.ii. lease of his own lands from another, this shall be an estopple
Ne will I rest my feete for feblenesse.-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. Close by each other laid, they press'd the ground, interest, and a duty to know with what government they are
Their manly bosoms pierc'd with many a griesly wound; to treat, and what they are to admit into the federatire When I came to pay the clerk of the council his fees, she
Nor well alive, nor wholly dead they were,
But some faint signs of feeble life appear.
Dryden. Palamon & Areite.
State 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 better, 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.
Strype. Memorials. Q. Mary, an. 1554 and formally divested himself of the right of taxation, and In vain for hellebore the patient cries;
Yet there I've wander'd by the vaulted rill; of all other species of arbitrary power, has been dethroned ? And fees the doctor : but too late is wise.
Yes! sigh'd o'er Delphi's long deserted shrine, Id. Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs.
Dryden. Perseus, Sat. 3.
Where, save that feehle fountain, all is still,
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage ~1. 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 stute! A second may be the fædity and unnaturalness of the rendering to the Lord his due services.
Of which Heav'n wisely hides the teriu assign'd match.--Bp. Ilall. Cases of Conscience, Dec. 4. c. 10.
Blackstone. Commentaries, b. ii. c. 7.
In pity to our feebleness of mind,
Boyse. To the Disconsolate Hilaria.
Scarce her legs spring incontinently vpon that his diabolicall doctrine, yet
wards came out, that although there were no fees received
as such, yet that money, to a very considerable amount, was Feebly she drays, with wheezing labour, on,
And motion slow; a willow wand directs
Thomson. Sickness, b. il. he received no less than 25001. in gifts. Feo, (Goth. Fuihu,) pecunia, pre
Pitt. Speech, 17th June, 1783,
Goth. Fodjan ; A. S. Fed-un;
Feed, n. Dut. Voeden; Ger.
Weiden, old Fr. Fe; Lat. Fides. 'See Fealty, EXFEOFF, FE'EBLE, adj. Fr. Foible, feble; Sp. Feble ; FE'EDER. faden ; Sw, Foeda. (Junius FEUD, Sc. 1 FE'EBLE, v. It. Fiebole, fierole ; all from FE'EDING, n.
would derive from Botelv, 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 Foop, n.
A. S. Fed-an, fovere, pascetin thing paid, given, and received, upon trust reposed FE'EBLISH, v. and flebilitas, (see Du Cange) Foo'pful. mutrire; 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 recon pence, a perquisite. and debilitas.
FooDY. may be added, 775
To eat that which feedeth, to take or receive With eager feeding, food doth choake the feeder.
before howe longe tyme, and also the endes of their ihabbi
Shakespeare. Rich. II. Act ii. sc. 1. tacyon, that they shoulde seke God. if they myght frle end food or nourishment; to supply, provide or give
fynde hym, though he be not farre from euery one of vs. food or nourishment ; to graze, to pasture, to fosHeav'nly stranger, please to taste
Bible, 1551. Acis, c. 17. These bounties which our nourisher, froin whom ter; to pamper, to glut. All perfect good, unmeasur'd out, descends,
Only the intellect, withouten more, Feeders, in our dramatic writers, is a term ap- To us for food and for delight hath caus'd
That dwellede in his herte sicke and sore, plied to servants or dependants, whose great plea- The earth to yeeld ; unsavorie food perhaps
Gan faillen, whan the herte felte deth.
Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 2807. sure or business was to feed or eat. See Eaters. That one celestial Father gives to all.
And if that he may felen out of drede, That men with the bestes in feldes thei tham fedde.
Millon. Paradise Lost, b. v.
That ye me touch or love in vilanie,
He right anon wol sleen you with the dede, & saue gour other fodes, to maynten my partie.-Id. p. 261. And into well-sew'd sacks pour'd foodie meale.
And in your youthe thus ye shulden die.
Id. The Second Nonnes Tale, v. 15,623.
All togither I was rauished, I cannot tell how, but wholy Piers Plouhman, p. 289. Through all their foodie, and delicious fen:
al my passions and feelings weren loste, as it semed for the With foure fierce mastifs, like one minded men. And tho that fynden me my fode, vochen saf ich trowe
time.-Id. The Testament of Loue, b. i.
Id. 16. A Hymne to Hermes.
So felingly thou spekest, sire. I aloue the
His stores, and all the poor with plenty fed :
As to my dome, ther is non that is here,
Of eloquence that shal be thy pere, seith to him, ghe Lord thou woost that I loue thee. Iesus
If that thou live.
And fill'd the empty with his daily bread. seith to him, sede thou my lambren.-Wiclif. Jun, c. 21.
Dryden. Annus Mirabilis.
Id. The Frankeleine's Prologue, v. 10,988. When they had dined Jesus sayde to Simon Peter: Simon The climate (Bæotia) not much befriended by the heavens,
For he sette of no vertu prise : Joanna louest thou me more than these? He sayde vnto him: yea Lord thou knowest that I loue thee. He sayde bitants partaking of its influence, gross feeders and fat witted, for the air is thick and foggy; and consequently the inha
But as hym liketh for the while,
So feelelh he ful ofte gile, vnto hym: sede my lambs.--Bible, 1551. Ib.
Whan that he weneth seker to stonde. brawny and unthinking.--Id. Life of Plutarch.
Gower. Con. A. b. iv. O good lady (d. I then) see now how seuen yeare passed
But as there is a sacramental feeding and a spiritual feedand more, haue I graffed and groubed a vine and with all
For man of soule resonable the waies that I coud, I sought to a sede me of the grape,
ing; and as the spiritual is the nobler of the two, and of
Is to an angell resemblable,
And like to beast he hath felyny,
And like to tres he hath growyng.-12. Ib. Prol.
The Parmer is as pleas'd as he
For he feeleth not the power of faith, not ye working of the Get his food in laboring.
Spirite in his hart, but enterpreteth the Scriptures which
To look upon his menial crew,
speake of fayth and workes after his owne blind reason & Lo suche is the delicacie And bodies spent in toil renew
foolish fantasies, & not of any feeling that he hath in his Of loue, whiche my herte fedeth. Gouer. Con. A. b. vi.
With wholesome food and country mirth,
hart.-Tyndall. Workes, p. 66. My father I shall you reherse,
Dryden. Horace, Epode 2.
Methinkes I heare hir speake, methinkes I see her still, Howe that my foodes ben diuerse, So as thei fallen in degree. During th' autumnal heats th' infection grew,
Methinkes I feele his feelingly, methinkes I know hir will. Tame cattle, and the beasts of nature slew.
Gascoigne. Dan Bartholomew of Bathe.
Thither by harpy-footed Furies hald.
At certain revolutions, all the damn'd
Id. Virgil, Georg. 3. swelling fixt :
Are brought: and feel by turns the bitter change
Were both constrain'd to wield, A soppe of bread with sleepy feedes, and hony sweete
of fierce extreams, extreams by change more fierce, Foodless, the scythe along the burthen'd field;
From beds of raging tire to starve in ice commixt Against his throte she threw.
Or should we labour, while the ploughshare wounds, Their soft ethereal warmth.-- Millon. Paradise Lost, b. ii.
With steers of equal strength, th' allotted grounds:
Iach. Had I this cheeke
To bathe my lips vpon: this hand, whose touch, feders of my flocke must diligently take hede of all suche.
Pope. Homer. Odyssey, b. xviii. (Whose very touch) would force the feeier's soule Udal. Matthew, c. 7.
To th' oath of loyalty. --Shakes. Cymbeline, Act i. sc. 7.
The foodless wilds
The sufferance of a man.
gh nor groan, The hypocrites hath loste their more than pryncely habi- fed with meat, or served with money every Lord's day at
town, about sixty necessitous people, truly indigent, were To witness he hath feeling. tacions. theyr monasteries, couentes, hospitalles, prebenda- | 'dinner time.- Nelson. Life of Bp. Bull, s. 87.
Massinger. The Virgin Martyr, Act v. sc. 1. ries and chaunteryes, with theyr fatte fedyng and warme couches, for ył gotien good wyl home agayne. Walk in, walk in, (so Prudence votes,)
There is not a living creature throughout the world, but Bale. Image, pt. i. And give poor Ball a feed of oats.
hath the sence of feeling, although it have none else. For Smart, Fable 11.
even oisters and the earth wormes, if a man touch them, The sute in the courte of Fraunce is longe when they liste, The sun now mounted to the noon of day,
doe evidently feele.--Holland. Plinic, b. X. c. 71. and right well they canne foode forthe the people to make Began to shoot direct his burning ray; theym spende moche, and bringe lytell to effecte.
I have heard
My gracious mistress often mention yon,
Relate how much the duke her sire repented
His hasty doom of banishment, in his rage
Pronounc'd against you.
Massinger. The Bashful Lover, Act v. sc. I.
- 'Tis art and toil
So the false spider, when her nets are spread,
Deep ambush'd in her silent den does lic;
And feels far off the trembling of her thread,
Whose filmy cord should bind the struggling fly.
Dryden. Annus Mirabilis. And covetous desire with his huge threasury.
With yellow corn.
Dyer. The Fleece, b. ii.
It is a long time, commonly, before men come to have a
right clear sense and feeling of law and justice, and of the Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird
ambition.-Burke. Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs. rules of society.-Waterland. Works, vol. ix. p. 30. Sin's darkling, and in shadiest covert hid
FEEL, v. A. S. Felan; Dut. Voel-en ; Tunes her nocturnal note.- Milton. Paradise Lost, b. iii.
The words of men leaving the world make usually the Feel, n. Por know, whatever was created, needs
Ger. Fulen ; which Wachter, deepest impressions, being spoken most feelingly, and with
FE'eler. To be sustained and sed; of elements
after Martinius, derives from the least affectation.---Bates. Dr. Thos. Jacomb's Funeral Serm. The grosser feeds the purer, earth the sea,
FE'Eling, n. Lat. Vola, manus, the hand. This tomb, inscrib'd to gentle Parnell's name, Earth and the sea feed air, the air those fires
FE'ELINGLY. To have or receive sensations May speak our gratitude, but not his fame.
What heart but secls his sweetly. moral lay,
That leads to truth through pleasure's How'ry way: I spar'd not, for such pleasure till that hour
Guldsmith. Epitaph on Dr. Parnell. At feed or fountain never had I found.
Id. Ib. b. ix. percipient.
Pressing my hand with force against the table, I feel pain,
and I feel the table to be hard. The pain is a sensation of Ne'er looks to heav'n amidst his gorgeous feast,
(He) felde well that he was hoole of the fallyng euelle. the mind, and there is nothing that resembles it in the table. But with besotted base ingratitude
R. Brunne, App. to Pref. p. cc.
The hardness is in the table, nor is there any thing resemCrams, and blasphemes his feeder. Id. Comus.
bling it in the mind. Feeling is applied to ioth; but in a
For he ghyueth lyf to alle men, and brething and alle Now servants he has kept, lusty tall feeders, thingis, and made of oon al the kynd of men to enhabite on
different sense: being a word common to the act of sensaBut they have beat him and turn'd themselves away. al the face of the erthe, determynynge ty mes ordeyned &
tion, and to that of perceiving by the sense of ionch.
Reid. Ess. 2. c. 18. Beaum. & Pletch. The Nice Valour, Act iii. sc. I. teermys of the dwellyng of hem, to seke God, if perauenture! Yet, falling to my lot, this stoutly I maintain thei felen hym eyther fynden, though he be not fer fro ech
Yet he (Rousseau) knew
How to make madness beautiful, and cast
O'er erring deeds and thoughts a heavenly bue The mountain is the king.--Drayton. Poly-ulbion, s. 7. where and hathe made of one bloude all nacyons of menne,
or words, like runkams, dazzling as the past for to dwell on the face of the earth, and hath assigned
The eyes, which o'er them slied ears frrinnely and in t.
Byron. Childe llar vid's Pilgrimaye 6.2. 776
It is not lawful indeed to contradict a point of History I haue red in writyng, and herde of my predecessnus,
which is known to all the world; as for example, to make FE'IGNEDLY.
and haue seene of my neighbours, that the abundance of
I (Cromwell] shall pray, that that most noble Imp, thia tractâ aspiratione) as pinyere.
be brought to embellish that subject which he treats. FE'IGNINGLY.
Prince's Grace, your most dear Son, may succeed you to Est igitur fingere, exprimere
Dryden. A Discourse on Epick Poetry. reign long, prosperously, and felicitously to God's pleasure Feint. imitatione veram rem ; to ex- The mind by degrees loses its natural relish of real solid
Burnet. Records, b. iii. No. 17. To Hen. VIII. FE'INTISE.
truth, and is reconciled insensibly to any thing that can be
- I professe
My selfe an enemy to all other ioyes,
Which the most precious ?quare of sense professes,
And finde I am alone felicitate blance; to imagine or invent, contrive or pretend,
To those once charming seats below;
In your deere highnesse loue.-Shakes. Lear, Act i. sc. I (sc.) a likeness or resemblance; and thus, to dis- But, in the breast incamp'd, prepares
And all the way as they passed along the capital, the srmble, or give or display a false appearance, a For well-bred feints and future wars.--Prior. Alma, c. 2.
castle, and other temples, they besought the Gods, as many false colouring.
And much she marvellid that a youth so raw
as were presented to their eye, as many as they could conNor felt, nor feign'd at least, the oft told flames,
ceive in their minds to vouchsafe that squadron to be Ac he feynede hym somdel syk. & ney the see to be,
Which, though sometimes they frown, yet rarely anger attended upon with good successe and fortunate felicitie, and He byleued at Douere, gyf neod were to fie.
dames.-Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 2. soone to returne home againe in safetie, to their nativo R. Gloucester, p. 336.
countrie and loving parents.-Holland. Livirs, p. 78.
FEIZE. To fease, or feug, says Skinner, flagel-
That life may be more comfortable yet,
Id. p. 39.
And all my joys refiri'd, sincere and great;
I'd choose two friends, whose company would be
ian, fugare, to rout, to put to flight. Mr. Tyrwhitt A great advance to my felicity.--Pomfret. The Choice. Wiclif. Galathies, c. 2. takes no notice of fese, in Chaucer. Skinner
Is it because liberty in the abstract may be classed amongst She feined hire, as that she muste gon
thinks the word may be derived from the Ger. the blessings of mankind, that I am seriously to felicitate & Ther as ye wote that every wight mot nede.
Feg-en, verrere, purgare, to sweep, to cleanse madman, who has escaped from the protecting restraint and Chaucer. The Merchantes Tale, v. 9824.
wholesome darkness of his cell, on his restoration to the away. Fuller (who writes it veze, perhaps for the Ye han erred also, for ye han maked no division betwix sake of a pun) interprets it to drive away ; in the enjoyment of light and liberty?
Burke. On the French Revolution. youre counseillours; this is to sayn, betwix youre trewe dialect of the West. He and Lye are probably frendes and youre seined counseillours.
I sincerely rejoiced to hear of your advancement to the right. Id. The Tale of Melibeus.
purple, yet on these occasions I did not think myself
To drive away, to rout; and thus, to beat, to warranted to break in upon you, either with iny acknow-
ledgments or felicitatuuns
Anecdotes of Bp. Watson, vol. i. p. 177.
ford's Ben Jonson, iv. 188; and Nares's Glossary. That this pleasure (eating! depends, not only on our being That I coud tho, by my trouth
in the possession of the sense of taste, which is different Without faining, either slouth.-Id. Dreame.
Thise Sarazins were so fesid that fled was Saladyn,
from any other, but upon a particular state of the organ in And Cisare has he sesid Japht & Joppyn.
which it resides, a felicilous adaptation of the organ to the Wholie and plaine I yelde me
R. Brunne, p. 192.
object, will be confessed by any one, who may happen to Without jeining or seintise
Love. Come, will you quarrel ? I will feize you, sirrah, have experienced that vitiation of taste which frequently To be gouerned by your emprise.-Id. Rom. of the Rose
Why do you not buckle to your tooles?
occurs in fevers, when every taste is irregular, and every But yet in contrarie of their lore
B. Jonson. The Alchymist, Act v. sc. 5. one bad.-Paley. Natural Theology, c. 26.
Aia. And a be proud with me I'le phese his pride; let me Is that faith and obedience, which constitute us the dis-
goe to him.
ever violate civil peace; or obedience impair domestic
Voysey had rezed, (driven away, in the dialect of the West.) whoxe witnesse cocerning me ye do not belieue, and ye doe
Fuller. Worthies of England. Dorcet-shire, p. 312. Bartholomew Dandridge, son of a house painter, had great shew your selues to regarde the saiynges of the prophetes
business from his felicily in taking a likeness.
FE'LANDER. See FilanDER. but feignedly, in that ye do now persecute him whom they
Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. iv. c. 3. haue promised.--Udal. John, c. 5.
FELE. Goth. Filu; A. S. Fela ; Ger. Viel ;
FELL. “ Wherever you fare by frith or by fell,”
Dut. Veel, many.
occurs (says Skinner) in Juliana Barns : sive per
Both in the tufty frith, and in the mossy fell,
Forsook their gloomy bowers.--Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 17.
And nowe so fele shippes this yeere there ware,
FELL. Sw. Fiaell; Ger. Fels. Ray (Gloss.
Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. i. p. 201. Northan.) explains Fell, mons, a mountain ; and Why? Lucill lyude who euer vsde,
FELICITATE, v. Fr. Féliciter; It. Feli- refers to the Scholiast upon Aristophanes. Ihre all fayners to detecte Felicitate, adj. citare ; Sp. Felicitar; from
and Wachter both refer to Demers, (in Suidas,) With satyres sharpe, and quippies rounde,
the Lat. Felir. Vossius h. e. TUTOL TTETpwders, loca petrosa, montana : and Of deth he neuer rackt.-Drant. Horace, b. ii. Sat. 1.
the former says, that both pealers and (in HeHe stayd his steed for humble miser's sake,
FeliciTOUSLY. opinion of Becman, that sychius) palai, montes et speculæ, seem to be of Arid badd tell on the tenor of his playnt:
Felix is from the Gr. Haig, the same family with fell. The Sw. Fiaell (Ihre)
which signifies generally Ætas, though commonly is properly, Ă ridge of mountains or rocks. With piteous mone his percing speach gan paynt.. restricted to ætas florens belloque apta; quâ ra
May it not be-
À full, a descent, a declivity?
So may our ewes receive the mounting rammes; this severity, if he saw them by humility, and teares, and for war; wherefore, felix may properly be applied And wee bring thee the earliest of our lambes : patience, and alms-deeds, demonstrate their conversion to
to him who is of vigorous age, strong in body and So may the first of all our fells be thine,
And both the beest ning of our goats and kine,
As thou our folds dost still secure.
B.Jonson. Pan's Anniversarie, Hymn 4. and fainedly, in some of the heatheri : as Epimenides the
cess, prosperity. Candian. Numa the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian, and
To felicitate,—to confer happiness or cause to
On a nearer approach appeared, farmers and their families,
esquires and their daughters, hastening up from the dales, Appollonius of Tyana.-Bacon. Éss. Of Friendship. be happy; and also, to cong ate upon any and down the fells from every quarter, glittering in the sun, A poet is that, which by the Greeks is call'a kar' coxnv, happiness or good fortune.
and pressing forward to join the throng. & Tuintos, a maker or a fainer : his art, an art of imitation, In that citty virtue shall never cease,
Gray. Letters, To Dr. Warton, or laining; expressing the life of man in fit measure, mem- And felicity no soule shall misse, bers, and harmony, according to Aristotle : from the word Magnifying the name of the Kinge of Blisse.
FELL, adj. A. S. Felle ; Dut. Fel; Fr. Felle,
R. Gloucester, App. p. 584. Fell, n. felon; It. Fello, fellon. The A.S.
FE'llness. Felle, Somner says, is Crudelis,
Fe'llon. cruel, fell; i. bilis, gall, anger,
The Chaucer. The Clerkes Tale, v. 7985
Lat. Fel, Vossius thinks, is from the Gr. Xoan, x Picture tooke her faining from poetry: from geometry
And of this constillation
into f. It is used as the-
Fr. Felle, -cruel, fierce, furious, untractable,
“ Fellon,--so called from the fiercenes the