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Slow rose a form, in majesty of mud;
The fingers' ends are strengthened with nails, as we for- We may say of this unhappy fecundity, that our carth Shaking the horrours of his sable brows,
tifie the ends of our staves or forks with iron hoops or needs no rain to fall upon it, that is, no external provoaAnd each ferocious feature grim with ooze, ferules.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. ii.
tion to fertilize it, there riseth a mist out of itselte that Greater he looks, and more than mortal stares;
watereth it, to wit, our innate perversity.
Mountague. Deroute Essayes, pt. i. Treat. 2. s I.
(saint-, or . The fir trees and the cedars of Lebanon (under which Fe'rryAGE. SA. S. Faran, to go. See Ford. hay :) but I assure you there is nothing but good husbanaly
in the sowing thereof, as being found to be a great fertilizer images the parabolic style frequently delineates the kings
A passage, (sc.) hy water. and princes of the Gentiles) exult with joy, and persecute
of barren ground.-Fuller. Worthies. Keni. with contemptuous reproaches the humbled power of a
Blow but gently, blow fayre winde,
Her (Mantua) mighty walls, illustrious founders grace, ferociuus enciny.---Louth, Lect. 13. by Gregory.
From the forsaken shore,
of diff'rent countries, and a different race,
Ihree tribes distinct possess her ferlile lands,
And four fair cities every tribe commands.
Pilt. Virgil. Æneid, b. X.
The quickness of the imagination is seen in the invention;
the fertility in the fancy; and the accuracy in the expresIt (Christianity) has abated the ferociousness of war.
world, and undergo yet in darkness the judgment of Rada- sion.-Dryden. Letter to Sir R. Howard.
Of all Art yields, and Nature can decree ;
Millon. Of Unlicensed Printing. Even in thy desert, what is like to thee?
Thy very weeds are beautiful, thy waste whole are left to grow up together in the rankness of un- A number of horses swam after the ships, haled by the
More rich than other climes' fertility. cultivated nature. --Burke. On a Regicide Peace, Let, I. bridle raines which were tied to the poupes, beside those,
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 4.
That fights for all, but never fights in vain,
Are met-2s if at home they could not die
To feed the crow on Talavera's plain,
With his stiffe oars did brush the sea so strong,
And fertilize the field that each pretends to gain.
Id. Ib. c. 1. But this upon enquiry, and as Čebeus hath also observed, And the light bubles daunced all along, is nothing else but a weak and inanimate kind of loadstone, While the salt brine out of the billows sprong.
FE'RULE. veyned here and there with a few magnetical and ferreous
Lat. Ferula, a feriendo, from
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 12. FE'RULA. lines.---Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 3.
beating or striking.
Strype. Life of Parker, b. iv. c. 25.
The eye of the parent, and the serule of the master, is all salt of vitriol more peculiarly gives this colour, we shall
But no one secms to have been the object of her admira- too little to bring our sonnes to good.
Bp. Hall. A Censure of Travel.
What advantage is it to be a man, over it is to be a boy at By a diligent enquiry, there may be discovered in England fabled to have carried Venus over the stream in his boat.
school, if we have only escap'd the serular, to come under (and in divers other countries too) a far greater number than
and to have received from her as a reward, the favour of the fescue of an imprimatur.-Milton. Unlicensed Printing. is yet imagined, of mineral waters, especially ferruginous becoming the most beautiful man in the world. ones.-Boyle, Works, yol. iv. p. 798.
Fawkes. The Life of Sappho. The generous nature likes himself then the worst, when
he must appear a pedagogue with a rod or serula ever in his By this means I found the German spa to retain a little
The next thing observable is the ferry-man, Charon; and
hand, the good inclination is soonest wonne by fair and
civill dealings.-Feltham, pt. ii. Resolve 40.
Warburton. The Divine Legation, b. ii. 8. 4.
If I had leisure, or that if it were worth my while, I could
reckon up so many barbarisms of yours in this one book, as Hence they are cold, hot, sweet, stinking, purgative,
if you were to be chastiz'd for them as you deserve, all the diuretick or ferrugineous.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.
FE’RTILE, adj. Fr. Fertile ; It. Fertile ; school-boys' ferulas in Christendome would be broken upon
FE'RTILENESS. Sp. Fertil; Lat. Fertilis, you.— Millon. A Defence of the People of England.
It may be he thinks of those ancient serule-fingred boy-
popes; one of the Benedicts, a grave father of tenne yeeres are thought to be called from $wp, fur, whence
Fertilize, v. may bear ; properly, that old; or John the thirteenth, an aged stripling of ninteene. some
Bp. Hall. The Honour of the Married Clergie. name them furunculi, because they are
can or may be borne. Feltham uses fertile as a
FERVENT. Fr. Fervent; It. Fervente ;
FE'RVENTLY. from Fervere, to warm, to be
FE'RVENTNESS. or cause to be warm ; (of liile
For neyther was the ayre more temperate in all the
FE'RVIDNESS. Warm, glowing, burnirg, of other mennes conies, and stealyng of dere in parkes, and plentie of fayre and pleasaunt cyties,
ardent. other vnthristines.-Hall. Hen. VIII. an. 18.
Goldyng. Justine, fol. 160.
What euer it be, yi me hath thus purchased
Wening hath not deceiued me certain
But feruent loue, so sore hath me ychased
That I vnware, am casten in your chaine.
Chaucer. La Belle Dame sans Mercie.
The Belgies for the most part were descēded of Ger- Min hart welkneth thus sone, anon it riseth
manes, who passing the Rhine time out of mind, and set- Now hotte, now cold, and eft in feruence.
Id. Boecius, b. I.
The which frends fermently him pray of their earth, that they are soon taken above ground at the
Goldinge. Casar, fol. 46.
To send after more. Id. Troilus, b. iv. mouth of their holes.--Holland. Plinie, b. viii. c. 55.
1 Now to certifie you of the fertilitie and goodnesse of the I am a Lord of other geere! this fine
For so sone as by onerlong continuyng in that dulnesse of countrey, you shall vnderstand that I haue in sundry places Smooth Rawson Cub, the young Grice of a Gray;
prayer, the feruenines therof & deuotion is once colde in our 80wen wheate, barlie, rie, oates, beanes, pease, and seedes Twa tynie Urshins, and this ferret gay.
myndes, we do forth with lose the inwarde consolation of our of herbs, kernels, plumstones, nuts, all which haue proB. Jonson. The Sad Shepherd, Act ii. sc. 2. spered as in England.--Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 132.
myndes, whiche that fernencie of deuotion, not beyng utterlye
extynguyshed, wrought and preserued in vs.
Fisher. On Prayu
The yuer of Cydnus spoken of before, dyd runne through gerade the title-page : or to give them more, have bir burlemo fertile it.- Feltham, pt. i. Res. 81. ferrets and mouse hunts of an index.
thys cytte where the kynge arrvued about mydidaye, y: Their bounty falls like rain, and fertiles all that's under
beynge in the sommer season, what time the heat ys no Milton. Of Reformation in England, b. i. them. Id. pt. ii. Res. 39.
where more feruent than in that co rey.
Brende, Quintus Curlius, fol 27. H as light legs eise I had so ferret-claw'd him.
And in the stead of their eternal fame
For those Christians, that were conuerted fro the heathē,
in the whole world, dyd imbrace & receyue the Gospel, very I ordered the proper officer of my court to ferrel them out
From out the fertile hoof of winged steed. of theu respecuve caves, and bring them before me.
desyrously & feruently framing theyr lyues in euery conBp. Hall, b. i. Sat, 2.
dicion ther after.- Udal. Reuelation, c. 7.
A cock will in one day fertilitate the whole racemation or Come vnto me with fayth and aske in the feruentnesse of
cluster of eggs, which are not excluded for many weeks
soule.-Bale. Image, pt. i. sig. G 3.
Our lorde then, as he sometime dydde in other thingis,
condition or propertie of fecundation.--Id. Ib. b. vii. c.7. hete som what vndiscrete.--Sir T. More. Workes, p. 1316.
The fields, which answer'd well the ancient's plough, Where the mind was to be edify'd with solid doctrine, there From the Lat. Ferrum, iron. "Fr. Virole,--an iron ring put about the end of a
Spent and out worn, return no harvest now;
the fancy was sootlıd with solemn stories: with less site In barren age wild and unglorious lie
rency was studied what Saint Paul or Saint John had writ. staff. &c. to strengthen, and keep it from riving,”
And boast of past fertility :
ten than was listenid to one that could say here he taughing The poor relief of present poverty.
here he stvod, this was his stature. Couley. To Mr. JJobbs.
Alilton, Of Prclatical Episcopavy.
Ev'n at the point of parting they unfold
and scurrilous jests, such as the ignorant clowns and common Much the same may be observed of the Roman drama, With fervant zeal, how only he rely'd
people may be imagined capable of making, at their feasts, which, we are told, had its rise in the unrestraineri festimity Upon the merits of the precious death upon getting in their harvest.
of the rustic youth.-Hurd. Notes on the Art of Poetry or his Redeemer.
Crusius. Lives of the Roman Poets, Introd.
FE'STER, v. 1. Of unknown etymology: Per-
FE'stry, adj. (haps connected with the Fr.
Flaistrir, which Cotgrave interprets, to burn in the study thereof; but if it chance that they be a little
Hurd. On Epistolary Writings. the hand or eare, to brand on the forehead, to retired from it by occasion of other businesse and affaires,
mark for a rogue, with a hot iron.
FESCUE. the first affection which they tooke unto it vanisheth away,
To putrefy, to suppurate; to generate corrupt and they can well abide to be without philosophy. Holland. Plutarch, p. 204.
FE'STAL. Fr. and Sp. Festivat ; Late or virulent matter; (met.) any virulent sensa
FE'STIVAL, n. Festus, festivus. See Feast. tions. They were cloyed with God, while he was perpetually
FE'STIVAL, adj. Mr. Gifford thinks that in resident with them, now that his absence had made him
O calcars dreaming heads : what helps her vows, and pildainty, they cleave to him ferrently, and penitently in his Fe'sTIVE. the expression festival ex- grim deedes, retui ne-Bp. Hall. Cont. The Remove of ihe Ark.
FESTI'vity. ceedings, Massinger alludes What helps her temples sought? whan soking flame her to a dish in addition to the regular dinner, which
mary feedes, While she seemed to hang upon a cross as it were by the
This while, and festring deepe in brest her wound the feruentnesse of hir praier, she much comforted the rest of at the Middle Temple still retains the name of faster breedes.-Phaer. Virgill. Æneidos, b. iv. the saints.-For. Martyrs, p. 43. The first Persecutions. Exceedings.
But, for excuse hereof, somewhat to salue a festry mater, For Chaos heard His voice: Him all His traine
How many festiuall hygh dayes to worship saints haue yee tel vs a longe tedious tale, without heade, or foote. Follow'd in bright procession to behold thei made themselues to call poore men from their daily
Jewell. Defence, p. 622. Creation, and the wonders of His might.
labours and lucre to serue their idle belys. Then staid the servid wheels.--Millon. Par. Lost, b. vii.
Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, c. 7.
One day as he was searching of their wounds,
He found that they had festred privily;
And rankling inward with unruly stounds,
The inner parts now gan to putrify, Which the late ferrour soon again did stake, a festiuite in the night, called Hyacynthina, tooke away
That quite they seem'd past help of surgery.
Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. vi. c. 6.
Now many a wounded Briton feels the rage
Of missive fires that fester in each limb,
Which dire revenge alone has pow'r t' assuage;
Wherein were many tables faire dispred,
Revenge makes danger dreadless seem.
Congreve. To the King. On the Taking of Namur.
Against the viands should be ministred.
Yet since lie learn'd to wing th' unerring dart;
Much cause has man to curse his fatal art : Even David himself was fain to call upon his soul with
Mess. Occasions drew me early to this city,
But most have I ; the sun has wheel'd his round repeated fervency, and excite every faculty within him, " to
And as the gates I enter'd with sun rise, bless the Lord, who had forgiven his iniquities, and redeemed
Since first I felt the deadly festering wound The morning trumpets festival proclaim'd, his life from destruction, and crowned him with loving
Yet, yet, I fondly, madly, wish to burn,
Abjure indifference, and at comfort spurn.
Granger. Tibullus, b. ii. 1. 5.
If your peace be nothing more than a sullen pause from
arms; if their quiet be nothing but the meditation of rehe chiefly desired the prayers of the Church, wherein he
Venge, where smitten pride smarting from its wounds, festers
into new rancour, neither the act of Henry VIII, nor its joined with great ferrency and devotion.
So soop forgotten.
handmaid of this reign, will answer any wise end of policy Parl. Hist. Chas. II. an. 12. Let. from Dr. Bridcock.
Massinger. The City Madam, Act i. sc. 1. or justice.--- Burke. Letler to the Sheriffs of Bristol.
Lat. Festinare, festim sive
fertim progredi; hoc est,
FeftinA'TION. S fertis sive densis gressibus,
And whate'er else doth laughter cause,
(Vossius ;) to proceed with thick or close steps ; For though the person (Malchus) was wholly unworthy of
Sherburne. Martial, lib. II. Epig. 41.
with steps closely, quickly following. And thus30 gracious a cure, yet in the account of the meek Lamb of
Quick, hasty, speedy.
not to honour the day, and fared deliciously to surfeiting preparation: we are bound to the like.
Shakespeare. Lear, Act iii. sc. 7.
Take this key, giue enlargement to the swaine, bring him Some power divine, who pities human woe,
festinally hither.-Id. Love's Labour Lost, Act iii. sc. 1. Sent a tall stag, descending from the wood,
Hence Theodoret writes, that the Christians of his time To cool his fervour in the crystal flood instead of solemnizing the festirals of Love and Bacchus,
Syn. But sweet Frank, when shall my
Security present me ?
Quick. With all festination.
Chapman. Eastward Hoe, Act ii. sc. I.
And sadly joyless glide away;
FESTOON. Fr. Feston, (q.d.) sertum festum ports; therefore the want of a ferrent faith and glowing zeal
You bless with choicer wine the sestal day. is not so much the mark of reprobation, as a present indis
seu festivum, a festal or festival garland, (Skinner.)
a position of the organs,
Francis. Horace, b. ii. Ode 3. Generally, “a garland, bundle or border of fruits, Search. The Light of Nature, vol. ji. pt. iii. c. 26. The Romans also, as nature is the same in all places, and flowers ; especially in graven or imbossed
though they knew nothing of these Grecian deini-gods, nor works,” (Cotgrave.) Yet did I love thee to the last
, had any communication with Greece, yet had certain young As ferrently as thou,
men, who, at their festirals, danced and sung after their What adds much to the pleasure of the sight is that the Who didst not change through all the past,
ucouth manner to a certain kind of verse, which they called And canst not alter now. Byron. Slanzas, s. 3.
vines, climbing to the summit of the trees, reach in fextoons Saturnian.-Dryden. On the Origin and Progress of Satire. and fruitages from one tree to another planted at exact disWhither, Simichidas, so fast away,
tances, forming a more delightful picture than painting can
describe.-Evelyn. Memoirs. Naples, Jan. 1645. Nov when green lizards in the hedges lie,
Here is a vista, there the doors unfold,
Balconies here are ballustred with goid;
Somervile, The Chase.
Then counts the rounds and ovals in the halls,
The festoons, friezes, and the astragals.
Dryden. The Art of Poetry.
But the most superb monument of his (Gibbon's) skill is a
tween the pictures, with festoons of flowers and dead game,
Grows hush'd, their name the only sound:
&c. all in the highest perfection and preservation.
Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, &c. vol. iii. c. 2. tatr.
The goblet's tributary round.
Byron. On the Death of Sir Peter Parker. See the quotation from Crusius.
Dut. Vaese; Fr. Festu; Lat.
FE'scue. Festuca, a stalk or stem.
FE'STUCINE. Festu, a feskue ; a straw, rush,
FESTU'cou's. little stalk or stick, used for a and in regard to the welfare of the community: such licen:
With matin-revels, by the mid day hours tiousness having been found in reality contrary to the just
West. Education. liberty of the people.
A stalk or straw, and hence used for a wire or
stick employed by schoolmasters in pointing out
The white-washd wall, the nicely sanded floor,
letters to children learning to read; also for the rerses, so called from a town of that name in Campania.
The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door.
gnomon of a sun-dial, as in the quotation below The; were a kind of impromptu's, and made up of low wit,
Goldsmith. The Deserled Villag, from an old Play.
But I shall afterward anon lay it afore him agayne, and ! Next, the word politician is not used to his maw, and He did tham fettre wele, streitly & right hard
thereupon he plays the most notorious hobby-horse, jesting & sent tham to Carlele vato Kyng Edward.
R. Brunne, p. 327.
Ich viseted nevē feble man. ne fetered man in prisone. Thy bollow narp.--Chapman. Homer. Hymne to Apollo.
Piers Plouhman, p. 111. Vhat advantage is it to be a man, over it is to be a boy at How strange a rescue from the sackage of an enemy had And forth is ladde this woful yong knight echvol, if we have only escaped the ferula, to come under that city, that by the leaders crying, back, back, when he Unto the countre of King Minos full of might, the jescue of an imprimatur !--Mibon. Unlicens'd Printing. wanted room for the felching of his blow, to break a chain And in a prison feltred fast is he. that hindered him, was by misapprehending the word, put
Chaucer. Legend of Ariadne. The fescue of the dial is upon the Chris:-cross of noon.
back in a violent flight.-Feltham, pt. i. Res. 79. Anonymous. The Puritan, Act iv. sc. 2.
For shortly for to say, this Palamon
This gentleman thinks he has a felch for that; he sub- Perpetually is damned to prison
scribes not to the truth of every particular, but to the use In chaines and in setters to ben ded.
Id. The Knightes Tale, v. 1345.
Being willed to say his minde, when silence was made and But we speak of straws or festucous divisions lightly drawn
I will only add here, that I have not observed in any of his bondes losed, he (Emmenes) stretcher forthe his hand nver with oyl, and so that it causeth no adhesion; or if we
his (Chaucer's] writings a single phrase or word, which has fettered as he was, and she wed it them saying.
Goldyng. Jusline, fol. 74. is not true.--Id. Io. b. ii. c. 5.
south, with which I was so particularly pleased, both for the
And therefore he made a chayne or fetters of wood and
put them about his necke, and prophesied agayne, and recommending it to the reader.
Tyrwhit. Chaucer, App. to Pref. preached that they should be taken prisoners & led captiue Por Jamys the gentel suggeth in hus bokes
into Babilon.--Frith. Workes, p. 167.
Those early wise men, who fetched their Philosophy from
Egypt, brought it home in detached and independent placits; Some act of Love's bound to rehearse
I thought to bind him in my verse:
Warburton. Divine Legation, b. iii. s. 4. Which when he felt, away, (quoth he)
Can Poets hope to fetter me?
How they have done it--such as have a mind manye wyth hys ful auctoritye (as afore is specyfyed) to do
B. Junson. Why I write not of Love. To know their fetches, if they look, may find; bys talte fets there, and to bryng that styffe necked people
And smile thereat.-Byrom. Critical Reinarks on Horace. ynder hys wicked obedyence, whome they call the holy
Where wilt thou appeal? power of the courts below
Flows from the first main head, and these can throw Christian beleue. --Bale. English Votaries, pt. i.
FE'TID. Fr. Fétide ; It. Fetido; Lat.
Thee, if they suck thee in, to misery,
To sellers, halters.
Donne, Sat. 5.
FE'TOR. sius thinks that it may, from the
Well, this disguise doth yet afford me that
Which kings do seldom hear, or great men use,
Free speech : and theugh my state's usurped,
As setterless as is an Emperor's.
Marston. The Malcontent, Act i. sc. 4.
Filthy, nasty; having a foul smell or stench. And truly, when they are ballanced together, this order FETCHING, N. bring or bear to.
seemeth more an infranchising, than a fettering of our Fetch, the noun, is applied to any thing fetched,
So they have set down likewise, that a rose set by garlick nature, which without it seemeth rather bound, then free in or sought for, fraudulently. And thus, a deceit.
is sweeter : which likewise may be, because the more felide revenge, such is the dominion of our irritated passions. u trick or artifice. juyce of the earth goith into the garlick, and the more odorate
Mountague. Devoute Essayes, pt. ii. Treat. 15. s. 1. into the rose.-Bacon. Naturall Historie, $ 481. To fetch, implies to go or send for, and bring or
The said Edmund of Langley (Duke of York] bare also Dogs (almost) onely of beasts delight in fetide odours, for an imprese a faulcon in a fetter-locke, implying that hee carry to, back to, And, generally,which sheweth there is somewhat in their sense of smell,
was locked up from all hope and possibility of the kingdome, To draw or derive; to deduce, educe or pro- differing from the smells of other beasts.-14. 16. 5833.
when his brethren began to aspire thereunto. duce; and thus, to effect, to perform, to reach, to
Camden, Remaines. Impreses , arrive at, to attain, to acquire.
They having now a congruity only to such fætid vehicles,
If he call rogue and rascal from a garret,
He means you no more mischief than a parrot :
The words for friend and foe alike were made,
To fetter them in verse is all his trade.
Dryden. Absalom & Achitophel.
as being unmasterable by the natural heat of man, not to be
How shall I welcome thee to this sad place!
How speak to thee the words of joy and transport ?
From Ethiopia's poison'd woods,
How run into thy arms with-held by fetters;
Or take thee into mine, while I'm thus manacled
And pinion'd like a thief or murderer?
Congreve. The Mourning Bride, Act it.
kind, either in the urine, mouth, breath, with drought, heat, of God (always at hand to assist the honest endeavours of This knightes sone before him fetche.
hæmorrhage of the gums, or of any kind, such a disease will men,) at least enable them to break their fetters, recover Id. The Sompnoures Tale, v. 6746. be cured by acescent substances, and none better than whey their liberty, and return again into one fold, under one But yet amonge full pitouslie
Arbuthnot, On Diet, c. 4. shepherd, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Warburton. Works, vol. x. Ser. 33.
We find amongst their (animals) secretions not only the
most various but the most opposite operties, the most At last men came to set me free,
fumes, and the most fætid odours.-Paley. Nat. Theol. c.7. It was at length the same to me,
Fetter'd or fetterless to be,
I learn'd to love despair.-Byron. Prisoner of Chillon.
FETTLE. To set or go about any thing, to Than he sayd to the two hurt Scottes go your wayes, and FE'TLOCK, in a horse, the joint of the leg dress or prepare, (Ray.) Fettle may perhaps be say to your king, that Wyllyam of Montague hath thus passed through his hoost, and is goyng to fetche ayde of the (q. d.) feetlocks. Dr. T. H. thinks from the long
and foot, which locks or fastens them together, considered as a diminutive of Fit, or feat, (qv.) King of Englonde.-Berners. Froissart. Cron. vol. i. c. 77.
Mr. Brocket says, that Fetile is used by Ascham He fell to perswading with the princes of Gallia, calling locks of hair that grow there.
in his Toxophilus as a noun. them backe one by one, and exhorting thē to tary still in
Yet this uneasy loop-hol'd goal,
The sturdy ploughman moth the soldier see the maine land, and putting them in feare it was done for
In which yeare hamper'd by the feflock,
All scarfed with pride colours to the knee, some further fetch that Gallia was thus robbed of all her
Cannot but put y' in mind of wedlock.—Hudib. pt. ii. c. 2. Whom Indian pillage hath made fortunate; nobilitie at once.--Goldinge. Cæsar, fol. 112.
White were the fetlocks of his feet before,
And now he gins to loath his former state :
Now doth he inly scorne his Kendall-greene,
And on his front a snowy star he bore.
And his patcht cockers, now despised beenc,
Dryden. Virgil. Æneid, b. v. though it be
Nor list he now go whistling to the carre, (Compard with thy part, then snatcht up) nothing: nor
But first, out-spent with this long course,
But sells his teme and fellelh to the warre.
Bp. Hall, b. iv. Sat. 6,
And made for him a leafy bed,
And smooth'd his fetlocks and his mane,
When you (the footman) know your master is most busy And slack'd his girth, and stripp'd his rein,
in company, come in, and pretend to settle about the room; First the kyng with her had not one penny, and for the
And joy'd to see how well he fed. Byron. Mazeppa. and if he chides, say, you thought he rang the bell. feichung of her the Marquis of Suffolke demannded a whole
Swift. Directions to Servants, c. 3. I stene in open parliamnent.-Hall. Hen. VI. an. 18.
FE'TTER, v. A.S. Feter-ian, ge-feterian ;
Fe'tter, n. Dut. veteren, compedire, (q.d.) FEUD. A.S. Fehlh; Dut. Vecte, veede ; Ger.
FETTERING, N. footer, feeter, as the Lat. Pés Fede. Spelman says, A. S. Fehth, inimicitia,
FEITERLESS. dica, a pedibus. See Enfetter. a Fah; Ang. Foe; hostis, inimicus : and Foe, qv. And hid the vain experience which they brought.
FETTERLOCK. To bind or fasten the feet; (any one hated.) past part. of fan, to hate.
Hatred, enmity; hostility, quarrel.
Thus is all inverter, many kings, and few gubjects : none Accordingly, we are indebted to this act of his (Cromwell] Reclin'd and feverish in the bath
To quench his thirst had such a cup,
Byron. The Bride of Abydos, a &
O! what a wretch is he
Whose fev'rous life, devoted to the gloom or fee ; and the grantee, wh had only the use and posses- of superstition, feels the incessant throb Be veil'd the savage reigns when kindred rage
sion, according to the terms of the grant, was stiled the Of ghastly panic. Smollett. The Regicide, Act . sc. I. The numerous once Plantagenets devour'd,
feudutory or vasal, which was only another name for the
FEU'ILLAGE, i. e. foliage, (qv.)
Thomson. Liberty, pt. iv.
The Greeks, the Romans, the Britons, the Saxons, and I have done Homer's head, shadowed and heightened
even originally the feudists divided the lands equally; some carefully; and I enclose the outline of the same size, that (et oft-times in his maddest mirthful mood
among all the children at large ; some among the males only. you may determine whether you would have it so large, or Strange pangg wouid flash along Childe Harold's brow,
Id. Ib. b. ii. c. 14. reduced to make room for feuillage or laurel round the As if the memory of some deadly fend,
FE/VER, v. Or disappointed passjon Jurk'd below.
Fr. Fiebure; It, Febbre ; oval, or about the square of the busto.
Pope. Mr. Jervas to Mr. Pope.
FEU'ILLEMORT. Fr. Feuille, and mort, a
veo, ferbeo, ferbis, by trans-
FEVERISHNESS. position febris,) quia calida dead leaf.
FE'VEROUS. sit totius corporis intempe- So to make a countryman understand what feuillemorle
colour signifies, it may suffice to tell him, 'tis the colour of Feudality. infra.
FEVEROUSLY. That with which any one the whole body. Feu'dary, adj.
A hot distemperature of wither'd leaves falling in Autumn.
Locke. Of Hum. Underst. b. iii. c. 11. s. 14. Fev'DARY, n. is feoffed or enfeoffed ; any
And God on hem sendeth
FEU'TER. Mr. Todd says, “ Made his spear
Feveres other fouler hyveles.-Piers Plouhman, p. 42. ready.” The phrase is in the Romance of King
Arthur, folio edition, without date, sig. H 1,“ They
And praidest God, they should neuer keuere.
fewtred their speares." Old Fr. Feutrer. See
Chaucer. Troilus, b. ii. Also he delyuered unto them olde auncyent wrytynges
Fettle. sealyd with the sealys of the Kynge of Scottys, and of
A feuer it (jelousie) is cotidian,
All which when Blandamour from end to end
Beheld, he woxe therewith displeased sore, with many other chartyrs and patentes, hy the whiche the
And thought in mind it shortly to amend : Kynges of Scottis obligid theym to be feodaryes vnto the Notwithstandynge vnnaturall or supernaturall heate de
His speare he feutred, and at him it bore; crowne of Englande.--Fabyan, vol. ii. an. 1327.
stroyeth appetite, and corrupteth digestyon, as it appears in But with no better fortune, then the rest afore. As certaine of the lords and barons were busie to choose feuers.—Sir T. Elyot. The Castel of Helth, 'b. ii.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iv. c. 4. the said Ludowike for their king, the Pope sent thither one And feuerlike I feede my fancie still, Gualo, the Cardinall of Saint Martin, to staje those rash and With such repast, as most empaires my health;
FEU'TERER. A dog keeper ; from the Fr. cruell attempts, charging the French king upon his alle- Which feuer first I caught by wanton wyll
Vautrier, or vauttrier ; one that leads a lime-hound giance, that he with all power possible should fauour, main- When coles of kind did stirre my blood by stealth.
or grey-hound to the chase, (Whalley.) Cotgrave teine, and defend King John of England, his foudarie or
Gascoigne. Flowers. The Passion of a Louer.
calls the Fr. Vauttre, a mungrel between a hound tenant --Fox. Martyrs, p. 230. The English Nobility against
What a monster man is, in his inebriations, a swimming and a mastiffe. And see Menage, Le Orig. della King John.
eye, a face both roast and sod, a temulentive tongue, But before the releasment thereof, first he was miserablie clammed to the roof and gummes; a drumming ear, a fea
Lin. Italiana, in v. Veltro, and Du Cange, in v. compelled (as hath beene declared) to giue ouer both his voured body, a boyling stomach.--Peltham, pt. i. Res. 84.
Canis Veltris. crowne & scepter to that Antichrist of Rome for the space
My virgin thoughts are innocent and meek,
When these Pharisaicall foxe fewterers commande the of fiue dajes, & his client, vassale, feudarie, & tenant to re
As in chaste blushes sitting on my cheek:
therfore to worship ymages, or to crepe to crosse.
Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, c. 3.
Draylon. The Lady Geraldine, to the Earl of Surrey.
To such a nasty fellow, a robb'd thing imaoveable thing of his lord's, to use the same and take
Before the starry threshold of Jove's court
Of all delights youth looks for. the profits thereof hereditarily: rendering unto his lord My mansion is, where those immortal shapes
Beaum. & Fletch. The Woman's Prize, Act ii. sc. I. such frodal duties and services as belong to military tenure: of bright aëreal Spirits live insphered the mere propriety of the soil always remaining unto the
If you will be In regions mild of calm and serene air, lord.-Spelman, Peuds & Tenures, c. 1.
Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot,
An honest yeoman-fewterer, feed us first,
And walk us after. And what greater dividing than by a pernicions and hos
Which men call earth; and, with low-thoughted care tile peace. to disalliege a whole feudary kingdom from the Confin'd and pestered in this pinfold here,
Such another word to your governer and you go ancient dominion of England.
Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being.
Supperless to bed fort.
Massinger. The Picture, Act v. sc. 1,
Bringing him nothing but new fears from th' east,
Car. Faith, spending my metall in this reeling world
With which his feu'rous cares their cold increased. (here and there, as tho sway of my affection carries me, and there (during his absence in England) arraigned, condemned to death, and deposed from his crowne by the sentence of
Crashaw. Sleps to the Temple perhaps stumble upon a yeoman-pheuterer, as I doe now. his peeres, for murthering of his nephew Arthur, (then As in our bodies the members diseased and in pain draw
B. Jonson. Every Man out of his Humour, Act ii. sc. 1. subject of France) with his owne handes.
humours continually unto them, and all the corruption of FEW. Goth. Farai ; A. S. Fea, feawa, Prynne. Treachery and Disloyalty, &c. pt. iv. p. 13. the parts neare unto them flow thither; even so, the tongue of a babling fellow, being never without an inflamation and
Fe'wness. S and feawnesse; in which Junius The one as he was Duke of Burgandy, the other of Bava- a feverous pulse, draweth always and gathereth to it one thinks that traces of the Gr. llavpoi, pauci, are ria, both which countries are feudatory to the empire. secret and hidden thing or other.--Holland. Plutarch. p. 160. manifest; p (ut sæpe) omitted.
Sw. Fae. Mr.
Nor (couldst thou] by the eye's water know a malady
Tooke has produced from G. Douglas the expres.
Desperately hot, or raging feverously.--Donne, Elegy 7. nor Bishop of Rome, shall umpire, or promote any bene
sion (unusual enough to modern ears) " Ane few ficiary, or feodatory king, as they designed to do, even when
A rage of pleasures madden'd every breast,
menye,” i. e. many; to show that few and many are the Scots Queen lived, whom they pretended to cherish.
Down to the lowest lees the ferment ran :
not (as is generally supposed) in meaning opposite I call it, as the feudists do, jus utendi prædio alieno; a
With joy be severed ; snatch it as he can.
terms and contraries;
many means mixed or ight to use anolher man's land, not a property in it.
Thomson. Castle of Indolence, c. 2. associated, (for that is the effect of mixing,)
To conclude all; if the body politic have any analogy to subaud. Company, or any uncertain and un-
the natural, in my weak judgment, an act of oblivion were specified number of things." And few, must of the city's council, to show me the opinion of one learned
as necessary in a hot distempered state, as an opiate would restrict or restrain, confine or limit this number, man of this kingdom, or any other nation, deliberately de
be in a raging fever.-Dryden, Absalom & Achitophel, Pref. livered upon the question, that fedatory and subordinate
in the repetition of unity. And thus to denote
How pleasant is't, beneath the twisted arch gr.vernments cannot, for any cause whatsoever, be forfeited Of a retreating bower, in mid-day's reign
Confined, limited, narrowed, small, minute ; in 01 resumed.
To ply the sweet carouse, remote from noise,
number or quantity. Slate Trials. The King and the City of London, an. 1682. Secur'd of feverish heats. J. Philips, Cider, b. ii.
So faste he slowe of this men, and to gronde caste, It (the constitution of feuds) was brought hy them from
Satiety, perpetual disgust, and feverishness of desire, at- That the kyng with a fewe men hymself new at the laste, their own countries, and continued in their respective colotend those who passionately study pleasure.
R. Gloucester, p. 18. nies, as the most likely means to secure their new acqui
Shaftesbury. Enquiry concerning Virtue. sitions, and to that end, large districts or parcels of land
How streit is the gate and the way narrowe that ledyth to were allotted by the conquering general to the superior offi
My old Lady Phelips is a constant water-drinker, and it lyf, and ther ben jewe that fynden it.-Wiclif. Matt. c.7. cers of the army, and by them dealt out again in sinaller heats in her stomach.- Boyle. Works, vol. vi. p. 386.
hath preserved her (as she conceives) from a resort of feverous parcels or allondents to the inferior others and most de.
But strayt is ye gate, and narowe is the way which leadeth serving soldiers. These allotments were called foda, feuds,
Lay me reclined,
vnto life: And sewe there be that find it. fiers, or fees; which last appellation in the northern lan. Beneath the spreading tainarind that shakes,
Bible, 1551. Matt. c. 7.
A fewe termes coude he, two or three
That he had lerned out of some decree. The grand and fundamental maxim of all feodal tenure is
Hark! from yon hall as headlong waste purveys, this, that all lands were originally granted out by the soveWhat Bacchanalian revels loud resound,
Chaucer, The Prologue, v. Ori, reign, and are therefore holden, either mediately or imme
With festire fires the midnight windows blaze,
If I may gripe a riche man diately, of the crown.-id Ib.
And ferer'l tumult reels his giddy round.
I shall so pul him, if I can
That he shall in a fewe stoundes
Lese all his markes and his pounda-Id. Ron of the R 786
She is Fortune verely
which may be from A. S. Wicel-ian; Dut. Wigghe, I shall by reason proue and shewe.-Gower. Con. d. b. ii. In whom no man should affy,
len, vacillare; Sw. Fjaecker, huc illuc vagari; to
ramble this way and that.
Varying, changing, unsteady, inconstant; waver
fyaunced the vere before Mary, doughter to the Duke of
Ofte thing that is fikeled to worse ende yg brogt.
R. Gloucester, p. 80.
Heo no kouthe of no fikelyng, and ne onswerede not so. to unite affections : if but two brothers be left alive of many,
Id. p. 30. they think that the loue of all the rest should survive in i fyansed to the Duke of Bretayn's eldest son.-1d. 16. c. 203.
Alle tho Norreis, that had bien so fikelle,
FI'AT. Lat. Fiat, imperative of Fieri, to be Pes forto haue thei glosed him fulle mykelle.
R. Brunne, p. 34
Spenser writes Fiaunt, to rhyme with graunt. The right lawes did he loke for fals men & fikelle. of all we read, the sacred writ is best;
Id. p. 36,
On favel was hure fader. that hath a fykel tonge
And seilde soth seith.-Piers Plothman, p. 25.
Thy loue, thy lande, and all thy gentilnes
I compted small in my prosperitie,
So eflated I was in wantonnesse
Spenser. Mother Hubberd's Tale.
And clambe vpon the fickell whele so hie.
Chaucer. The Complaint of Creseide
I maruile what hath moued the Syckle heades of our doc
tours, 80 earnestly to mayntayne a matter by their doctrin, FE'WELL, n. Skinner says, Esca, seu Th’ Almighty fiat and the trumpet sound!
of so moch mischefe.-Bale. Apology, Pref. fol. 13.
Young. The Complaint, Night 6.
And this iourneing fro place to place, was not the disease Fu'eller. cale; Fr. Feu;-and (Menage) FIB, v. Skinner says Fibby, a diminutive of of ficlenesse or of ynstablenesse: but it was the earnest the Fr. Feu, fire, from the Lat. Focus; as jeu from FIB, n. fable, from the Lat. Fabula.
afseccion to doe good vnto al men.- Udal. Luke, c. 5.
And love of things so vain to cast away;
Whose flowring pride, so fading and so fickle,
Short Time shall soon cut down with his consuming sickle, flame. to lie.
Spenser. Faerie Queene. Of Mutabilitie, c. 8. The 21 day we departed from Ordowil afo sayd, trauelling Who shames a scribbler? Break one cobweb ough,
It will concern the multitude, though courted here, to for the most part ouer mountaines all in the night season, He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew:
take heed how they seek to hide or colour their own fickleand resting in the day, being destitute of wood, and there- Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain,
ness and instabilite with a bad repentance of their well-doing, fore were forced to vse for fewell the dung of horses & The creature's at his dirty work again.
and their fidelity to thy better cause, to which at first so camels, which we bought deare of the pasturing people.
Pope. Prologue to the Satires. cheerfully and conscienciously they join'd themselves.
Millon. Answer to Eikon Basilika.
Thus winter fixes the unstable sea,
And teaches restless water constancy,
Assails with art the unsuspecting ear.
Crilicisms on the Rolliad, pt. ii. The Lyars.
Which, under the warm influence of bright days,
The fickle motion of each blast obeys.
Halifar. On the Death of Charler II.
Fr. Fibres; It. and Sp. Fibra ;
And when this fickleness was laid to his (Raphaelj charge,
he excused himself, that what he wrote before, he wrote es FIBROUS. (Scaliger, in Varr. lib. iv.) And
aliorum mente, and ad ingenii erercilalionem. With iron tongues.-Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 7. Vossius thinks that fibres originally denoted—rei
Strype. Memorials. Hen. VIII. an. 1532. Love's fuellers, and the rightest company,
cujusque extremitates, and then more especially of players, which upon the world's stage be,
Keep up that spirit still, and do not now
Like a young wasteful heir, mortgage the hopes
To raise a present pow'r, that's fickly held
By the frail tenure of the people's will
Southern. The Spartan Dame, Act i. ae. 1. hurricanes in the mind, and animal oeconomy.
Fancy now no niore
But fix'd in aim and conscious of her power,
Aloft from cause to cause exults to rise,
Creation's blended stores arranging as she flies.
thy thoughts only, and to think thus and thus barely of him,
Beattie. The Afinstrel, b. ii.
him, to be rooted in him. to draw nourishment from him, to When he [Lucas) came to the English, he painted a naked
man with cloth of different sorts lying by him, and a pair of ordered to be brought to London, where it served for feuel him. John, xi. 56.-Goodwin. Works, vol. iv. pt. ii. p. 65. to burn Friar Forrest -Burnet. "Hist. of Reformation, (1538.)
sheers, as a satire on our fickleness in fashions. There are of roots, bulbous roots, fibrous roots and hir
Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. i. c. 7. To retain fire unconsum’d, Sir H. Plats hath obliged the sute roots. fueller.-Boyle. Works, vol. iv. p. 420.
In the fibrous the sap delighteth more in the The one was fire and fickleness, a child
Most mutable in wishes, but in mind
Bacon. Naturall Historie, 9 616. A wit as various,-gay, grave, sage, or wild,-
Historian, bard, philosopher, combin'd.
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 3
And from the fibres scoop'd the rooted ball,
Fr. Fiction; It. Fizione ;
Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. xiv.
Sp. Ficcion, from the Lat.
Fictitiocs. Finiere, fictum. See Feign.
FictitiousLY. A portraiture or image,
(sc.) of a likeness or reTo chastize him.
semblance: an invention or Chaucer. Rom. of the Rose.
pretence (of a likeness or
of an incredible number of fibrils bound together, and resemblance,) and thus, a dissimulation, a giving divided into little cells.-Cheyne. Phil. Principles.
or displaying of a falsc appearance, a false colourTo fey a ditch, is to work hard at it, and thus,
Each frail fibre of her brain
ing. (As bow-strings, when relax'd by rain,
Fictile, -Lat. Fictilis, made, worked, manuSuch muddy deep ditches, and pits in the field,
The erring arrow lanch aside)
factured (a figulo) by the potter.
Sent forth her thoughts all wild and wide.
Byron. Parisina, s. 14, Men say they haue prescriptions
Against the spiritual contradictions
Accompting them as fictions.
Skellon. The Boke of Colin Clout.
And so fictile earth is more fragile than crude earth, and
Dodsley. Agriculture, c. 2. dry wood than green.-Bacon. Naturall Historie, s. 841. To give, place or repose, faith, trust or credit ; FICKLE. Perhaps, says Skinner, from There Persian Magi stand; for wisdom prais'd; to trust, credit or rely upon; to bind or pledge to
Fi'cKLENESS. the Lat. Facilis, i. e. one who Long since wise statesmen, now magicians thought; the faithful performance of; particularly, the FICKLY. marriage contract; to betroth.
easily or fickly, and for weak
Altars and arts are soon to fiction rais'd,
And both would have, that miracles are wrougbt reasons, changes his opinion. The A. S. is Ficol,
Davcnant. Gondiberi, b. Ü. c. 5 787
}i. e. Faith.
to cleanse or empty it