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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
the house, at the table; to feed plenteously or
in both kinds.-Purchas. Pilgrimage, c. 18. 8. 5.

(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.
plenty or abundance, with luxuries, with dainties. of your own pomp yourself the greatest part.

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

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

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

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

Beaum. & Fletch. The Corcomo, Act iii. sc. 1.
Thulke festes he wolde holde so noblyche,

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

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

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

Draylon. 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 featly.
Ther was fest holden, & gyuen him the croune.

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

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

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

Id. Homer. Odyssey, b. xxi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

They haue also dancers on the rope, tumblers, and other 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 worthy knight,

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

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

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

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

When Venice was an envy, might abate,

So feally 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 nimbıy o'er the greensward bound,
And every wight hire joye and feste maketh
All were en wrapp'd; the feasted monarchs knew

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

Pope. January 8 May.
Id. The Clerkes Tale, v. 8985. Although they humbled.

Byron. Ode, s. 3.

Not victories won by Marlbro's sword,
In suffisannce, in blisse, and in singings

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

Such glories o'er the dead diffuse
Great Saturnius to record,

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

And by each rejoicing guest
Id. Troilus, b. iii.

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

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

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

FEAT, v.

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

Feat, n.

thing done, a deed. Upon the Or to some well-known measure feally move A great meruaile it is for thy,

Feat, adj.

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.
Howe that a maide woll lette

FE'ATLY. 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 FEATHER, n. Ger. Feder; Sw. Fjaeder.
Wherof the loue is all honeste.-Gouer. 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 FEATHERLESS. fethere ;" Take thy caution.
Bysshoppe of Lyncolne, and part of his copany, went to the
Duke of Brabant, who feasled them greatly, and agreed, and

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

to fly.)

And thus, a feather is that which fleeth.
That feith without fet. 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 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.
In this yere also and vpon the frestfull day of Easter, fyll
a chauce in Lódon, 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

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
feasting, banketting, or reuellyng.
Udal, Flowers of Latine Speaking, fol. 124. She was not wont to great trauaill,

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

Nocked ard fethered aright.--Chancer. Rom. of the Icuse.
Hope, the world's welcome, and his standing guest,
And well araied and richely

And to the crowe he stert, and that anon
Fed by the rich, but feasted by the poor;

Than had she doen all her iourne.

Id. Ib.

And pulled his white feathers everich on,
Hope, that did come in triumph to his breast,

And made him blak, and raft him all his song
lie thus presents in boast to Ulfinore.

Of shone and bootes, new and faire
Davenant. Gondibert, b. iii. c. 2. Loke at the lest thou haue a paire,

And eke his speche.-Id. The Manciples Tule, v. 17,253.
And that they sitte so fetously

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.

Id. Ib.

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

None knewe better the feate howe to worke myschyfe than

so fayre and pleasaunt to behulde.
Visit his tomb with fowers, only be wailing
the Herodians.-Udal. Mark, c. 3.

Berners. Froissart. Cronycle, vol. ii, c. 42.
His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice,
From whence captivity and loss of eyes.
He appeared to be a man of singular activitie, & no less

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.
Thou, when the bridegroom with his feastful friends

For the labour and care of man can make nothing so
Passes to bliss at the mid hour of night,
proper and feacte as the prouidence of nature dooeth.

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

Udal. Matthew, c. 6.

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

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

And th' air of all her frother'd flock doth our.
Youthful! and green in will,

That welth he might haue wonne;
J'utt'st in for handsome still,
From boke to wife did flete in hast,

Drayton. The Barons' Wars, b. vi,
From welth to wo to runne,
And shameless dost intrude among

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

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.

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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.
bravery, to hide her own deformed barrenness, now vaunts
Their clay well featur'd, their well temper'd mould

Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 24.
Ambitious mortals make their chief pretence
and glories in her stolan plumes.
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 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
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 featurd 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,
Yet oft with pain and fear have I beheld

The dregs and seculence of every land.-Cowper. Task, b. is
Ardent in love, outrageous in his play,

A little, wayward, giddy levity
He feather'd her full twenty times a day.

Id. The Cock & the Fox.
Show its capricious features in the midst

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

Involved in the principles of the Reformation, could be
I took you into my house, placed you next myself, and And eye dissatisfy'd, would tell the wish

depurated from the dregs and feculence of the contention made

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
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
Relin. 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 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.

Thomson. Winter.

the Lat. Febris, (a fervendo,) should go with a javelin, having an iron head, or with a red
FEBRIFU'GAL. a fever, (qv.)

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.
as in an arm of flesh.
Febrifuge,—that which dispels fever.

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

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

FECU'Npous. which Scaliger thinks is
sun;" there is such a levity and foalheriness in our minds,
such a mutability and inconstancy in our hearts.

The same febrile matter, either by a deviation of nature or from the Gr. $O11-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 inhabytyng the least parte of the
Who pay their quit rents with a song.-Green. The Spleen.
But the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated

realine, and the same sterile and without all fecunditee com-
into chyle and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus

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

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

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

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

Dodsley. Agriculture, c. 1.

Februarius ; so called, because then the people

Hence we cannot infer a fertilitating condition or property
Minshew says Feature or (februaretur, hoc est, expurgaretur) were purified of fecundation.--Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c.7.
FE'ATURED, adj. making. Fr. Faicture; It. by sacrifices for the manes of the dead. Februa

In God there is this inexplicable mystery, there is unity,
Fattura ; Sp. Hechurc Lat. formed—a fervendo, whence also febris, fever, (qv.) and singleness without solitude; for out of the singulering
Fuctura, from Facere, to make, form or fashion. See Vossius.

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

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

Who being upon sending for corne, and having a presage incapacity of solitariness.-Mount. Dev. Ess. pt. i. Tr.17.8. 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:
bissext or odd daye of the leap yeare in the moneth of

sive cold, or drought, or any other accident, it happen not
Therto he was the semlieste man,
Februarie.-Holland. Ammianus, p. 284.

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.
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 fecundily of
His eyen with all her limmes fede.--Id. Rom. of the Rose. February.- North. Plutarch, p. 60.
are of opinion that Numa added these two, January and

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,

Right as a liues creature

Fr. Fèces, féculent ; Lat. Fex, and as soon as the fecundating farina is mature they sepa.
She seemeth.
Gower. Con 4. b. iv.

rate themselves from the plant, rise to the surface, and are
fecis, is the excrement of any wasted by the air, or borne by the currents, to the female

So without pere

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-
Wherof Phabus out of measure
sius is not decisive.) And thus feculence is

From this vessel projects a tube, through which tube the
Hir loueth.
Id. Ib. b. v.

farina, or some subtile fecundaling eflluvium that issues
Filth or foulness, impurity, the dregs.

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

Blessed be heaven,

What further shows, that the system of destruction 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.

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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-
FE'DERALISM. various etymologies which wards or gifts; but there seems no necessity for

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

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

Uter, the gode kynge, (of wham we speke by vore,)
prefers a fide. See Fide,

Was feble after that he was in the hors bere y bore,
Zuf a man of holi chirche halt eni lay fe,
Federate, adj. LITY.

That he moste vor fehlesse nede holde hym stylle,
Person, other wat he be, he sal do theruore
Of or pertaining to a

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

Id. p. 165.
FE'DERATIVE. league or covenant.

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

Kyng Wyllam wende agen, tho al thys was ydo,
For South Wales holy thei mad the kyng feautez.

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

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

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

So feble were his spirites, and so low,

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

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

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
Goodwin. Works, vol. i. pt. iii. p. 21.
What shuld I saye? but at the monthes ende

naturall entencion leadeth hem.-Id. Boecius, b. iv.
This joly clerk Jankin, that was so hende,
She's a traytor, and Carnilla 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 see

And all to tore is myn arraie.--Gower, Con. A. b. iv.
Shakespeare. Winler's Tale, Act ii. sc. 1. That ever was me yeven therbefore.
O damn'd paper,
Chaucer, The Hif of Bathes Prologue, v. 6212.

And thus feeblesse is set alofte,

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

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

Thus secretlye to liue in payne,

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

With weary sprite, he stretcht hym <p 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, &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
In the weaker and more imperfect societies of mankind,

than before, so that they may haue their old fees and bribes. His heed maye be harde, but feble his brayne.
Fox. Martyrs, p. 326. Usury craftily objected agst. Laymen.

Skelton. Prologue to the Bouge o; Court.
such as those compos'd of the federale tribes, or mix'd colo-
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 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.
Warburton. Divine Legation, b. ix. c. 2. thousand other tricks that the heart of man hath devised

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

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

Beaum. & Fletch. Wild Goose Chase, Act i. 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 boird up my blood,
moderantism, 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.

aimed at, but the freedome of a goodly church, (consisting Fehled my knees, and stampt a meagerness
Burke. Remarks on the Policy of the Allies.

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

Id. The Island Princess, Act iv. sc. 1.
In a federate alliance, the two societies still subsist intire ; recusants, in a pretended fee-farme for ever.

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,
society, or, in other words, into the diplomatick republic of refused to pay them for me, and told me I had betrayed

But some faint signs of feeble life appear.
Europe.-Burke. Remarks on the Policy of the Allies. her; and so notwithstanding her promise I was obliged to

Dryden. Palamon & Areite.
pay the fees myself at the council.
Is he obliged, from the concessions he wished to be made

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.
proceedings in France, in which a king, who had voluntarily
The dropsy rages, and extends the skin,

Strype. Memorials. Q. Mary, an. 1554 and formally divested himself of the right of taxation, and In vain for hellebore the patient cries;

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,
FE'DITY. Lat. Fædus, filthy, foul.
And therefore Sir Henry Spelman defines a feud or fee to

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,
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

wards came out, that although there were no fees received
for all that would not give ouer his pestilent purpose.

as such, yet that money, to a very considerable amount, was Feebly she drays, with wheezing labour, on,
For. Martyrs, p. 1063. Priests Marriage.
received by some of the officers, under the name of gifts :

And motion slow; a willow wand directs
thus, for instance, the chief clerk of the navy oflice received Her tottering steps, and marks her for the grave.
Somner thinks from the A.S. salary of about 2401. or 2507. a year, and it turned out that

Thomson. Sickness, b. il. he received no less than 25001. in gifts. Feo, (Goth. Fuihu,) pecunia, pre

Pitt. Speech, 17th June, 1783,

FEED, v.

Goth. Fodjan ; A. S. Fed-un;
Probably from the

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.

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FEE, n.
FEE, v.

tium, opes.

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.
To spiritual natures; only this I know,

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,
R. Brunne, p. 7.
To vessels, wine she drew,

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.
Chapman. Homer. Odyssey, b. ii.

Id. The Second Nonnes Tale, v. 15,623.
He gaf Godes men goodes, and nat to grete lordes
And jeddeth that a fyngrede (a hungered) wher.
And all obseru'd for preseruation

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.
To be wol coine wan ich come.-Id. p. 77.
The father of the people open'd wide

So felingly thou spekest, sire. I aloue the
And whanne thei hadden eten, Jesus seith to Symound

His stores, and all the poor with plenty fed :

As to my dome, ther is non that is here,
Petir, Symound of loon louest thou me more than these? he
Thus God's anointed God's own place supply'd,

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
chief concern, and what the other principally or solely looks

Is to an angell resemblable,
but fruite haue I none found.
Chaucer. The Testament of Loue, b. i.
to, I conceive it will be proper to treat of this first.

And like to beast he hath felyny,
Waterland. Works, vol. vii. p. 101.

And like to tres he hath growyng.-12. Ib. Prol.
That he ne shal, so mote I go,
With proper honds, and body also

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
Id. Rom. of the Rose.

To look upon his menial crew,
That sit around his cheerfull hearth,

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.
One fredynge is of that I see:
An other is, of that I here.

Id. Ib.
Poisoning the standing lakes, and pools impure;

Thither by harpy-footed Furies hald.
Nor was the foodful grass in fields secure.

At certain revolutions, all the damn'd
Whose neck whan Sibly sawe with startling snakes to

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:
Phaer. Virgill. Æneidos, b. vi.
Beneath my labours how thy wondering eyes

Iach. Had I this cheeke
Therefore ye whome I haue chosen to be the kepers and Might see the sable field at once arise.

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
Pastours, or feeders they are not, for they feede not: doc- Pour forth their brown inhabitants. Thomson. Winter. Mar. He endures beyond
tours or teachers they are not, for they teache not.

The sufferance of a man.
Jewell. Defence, p. 637.
All the time he lived at Brecknock, which is a very poor

Sap. No

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
When with the flocks, their feeders sought the shade,
Berners. Froissart. Cronycle, vol. ii. c. 132.

My gracious mistress often mention yon,
A venerable oak wide-spreading made.-Philips, Past. 5. When I served her as a page, and feelingly
And in the vii. pienteous yeres they made chewes &
gathered vp al the fode of the vii. plenteous yeres which
Who (politicians) e'er on wing with open throats

Relate how much the duke her sire repented
were in the lande of Egypte & put it into ye cytyes.
Fly at debates, expresses, votes,

His hasty doom of banishment, in his rage
Just in the manner swallots use,

Pronounc'd against you.
Bible, 1551. Genesis, c. 41.
Catching the airy food of news. Green. The Spleen.

Massinger. The Bashful Lover, Act v. sc. I.
And though he fall under foot, he shall not lie,
Catching his hand for God shall straight him stay

- 'Tis art and toil

So the false spider, when her nets are spread,
Nor yet his seed foodless seen for to be.-Wyatl, Ps. 37.
Teaches her woody hills with fruits to shine,

Deep ambush'd in her silent den does lic;
The pear and tasteful apple; decks with flowers

And feels far off the trembling of her thread,
And in his lappe a masse of coyne he told,
And foodful pulse the fields, that often rise,

Whose filmy cord should bind the struggling fly.
And turned upside downe, to feede his eye
Admiring to behold their furrows wave

Dryden. Annus Mirabilis. And covetous desire with his huge threasury.

With yellow corn.

Dyer. The Fleece, b. ii.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 7.

It is a long time, commonly, before men come to have a
The democratick commonwealth is the foodful nurse of
Then feed on thonghts, that voluntarie move

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.
Ethereal, and as lowest first the moon. Id. Ib. b. v. or feelings : restrictedly, from the sense of touch;

What heart but secls his sweetly. moral lay,
To pluck and eat my fill
generally, from any of the senses; to perceive, to

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.
be sensitive or sensible, (properly, sentient,) to be

Pressing my hand with force against the table, I feel pain,
For swinish gluttony

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
'Gainst forests, vallies, fields, groves, rivers, pasture, plain,
of ghou.-Wiclif. Dedis, c. 17.

How to make madness beautiful, and cast
And all their flatter kind (so much that do rely
Upmtheir feedings, flocks, and their fertility)
Seyng he himselfe geueth lyfe and breath to all men euery

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.

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Fr, Feindre; Sp. Fingir ;

It is not lawful indeed to contradict a point of History I haue red in writyng, and herde of my predecessnus,
It. Fingere;

which is known to all the world; as for example, to make FE'IGNEDLY.

and haue seene of my neighbours, that the abundance of
Lat. Fingeré, Hannibal and Scipio contemporaries with Alexander ; but felicitee hath caused cruell enuie to bee in many.
FE'IGNEDNESS. which Scaliger (de Causs. c.
in the dark recesses of antiquity, a great poet inay and

Golden Boke.
FE'IGNER 87) thinks is the same (de- ought to feign such things as he finds not there, if they can

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
press the true thing by imi-

- I professe
but dressed up into any feint appearance of it.-Locke.

My selfe an enemy to all other ioyes,
To portray or image, (sc.) a likeness or resem-
And, ruffled more, delighted less,.

Which the most precious ?quare of sense professes,
The busy mind does seldom go

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-
Muche thing that ye eldore loren thorw feyntyse.

That life may be more comfortable yet,
Thoru strengthe he wann.

Id. p. 39.
lare, virgis cædere ; to the same purport, Hearne.

And all my joys refiri'd, sincere and great;
And the othere Iewis assentidea to his feyning, so that
Lye ;-fese, in Chaucer, is from the A. S. Fes-

I'd choose two friends, whose company would be
Barnabas was drawen of them into that feynyng,

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-
After my young childly wit
Without drede I beset it
chastise, to humble.

ledgments or felicitatuuns
To loue her in my best wise,
See the commentators on Shakespeare; Gif-

Anecdotes of Bp. Watson, vol. i. p. 177.
To do her worship, and the seruise

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.
There is nothyng thei louen more,
So that feynyng of light thei werke

Aia. And a be proud with me I'le phese his pride; let me Is that faith and obedience, which constitute us the dis-
The dedes, whiche are inwarde derke.

goe to him.
Shakespeare. Troil. & Cress. Act ii. sc. 8. ciples of Christ, less uniformly productive of good ? did faith

ever violate civil peace; or obedience impair domestic
Gower, Con, A. b. i. Bishop Turbervil recovered some lost lands, which Bishop felicity.--Warburton. Works, vol. ix. Ser. 1.
But ye pretended but a seigned reuerence towardes John,

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,
Meaning that they were so nanght, and so fainedly made

Dut. Veel, many.
An old word found in all the

occurs (says Skinner) in Juliana Barns : sive per
their praier to false Gods, without mind to amend their northern tongues, and having (the etymologists sylvam, sive per campum. Fell is felled, field.
naughtie life, that the liuing God would not leaue them vn- observe) an affinity with the Gr. To us. R. of
punished, though they cried out neuer so fast,
Wilson. The Arte of Rhetorique, p. 202.
Gloucester, as Dr. Jamieson notices, writes it, The sylvans that about the neighbouring woods did dwell,

Both in the tufty frith, and in the mossy fell,
Vale. See Feil, in Jamieson.

Forsook their gloomy bowers.--Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 17.
King Ethelred required peace with the Danes, promising
to them stipendes and tribute; to the which they fainingly

And nowe so fele shippes this yeere there ware,
assented, but they never left their cruelties.
Tbat moch losse for vnfreyght they bare.

FELL. Sw. Fiaell; Ger. Fels. Ray (Gloss.
Stow. West Saxons, an. 1011.

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.

is inclined to adopt the

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)
Who feigning then in every limb to quake
Through inward feare, and seeming pale and faynt,

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-
Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. ii. c. 1. tione, felix proprie sit, qui vegetæ est ætatis,

À full, a descent, a declivity?
Only the bishop had power left him of the remitting of corpore animoque valens; blooming age, and fit

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,
be sincere, not feigned.-Hammond. Works, vol. i. p. 453.
mind. Felicity is used as equivalent to-

And both the beest ning of our goats and kine,

As thou our folds dost still secure.
Out of a love and desire, to sequester a man's selfe, for a Good fortune, good hap, happiness; good suc-
higher conversation : such as is found, to have been falsely

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,
RO<EIV, which signifies to make, or fayne.

R. Gloucester, App. p. 584. Fell, n. felon; It. Fello, fellon. The A.S.
B. Jonson. Discoveries.
For certes, lord, so wel us liketh you

FE'llness. Felle, Somner says, is Crudelis,
And these three voices differ, as the thing done, the And all your werke, and ever have don, that we

Fe'llon. cruel, fell; i. bilis, gall, anger,
doing, and the doer; the thing fained, the faining, and the Ne couden not ourself devisen how
We mighten live in more felicitee.

FE'LLY, ad.
Joiner: 80 the poeme, the poesy, and the poet.-Id. Ib.

choler, melancholinesse.

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-
her rule, compasse, lines, proportion, and whole symmetry.

Id. Ib.
The very operation

Fr. Felle, -cruel, fierce, furious, untractable,
Auaileth, if a man therin

outragious,” (Cotgrave.)
The church is not the school of feignednesse and hypocricy, The purpose of his werke begin.
but of truth and sincerity.
For than he hath of propertee

Fellon,--so called from the fiercenes the
Harmar, Translation of Beza's Sermon, p. 39. Good spede and great felicitee.-Gower, Con. A. b. vii. keenness, of the pain," (Skinner.)


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