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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.
Then thus the wonders of the deep declares.
FE'RRY, v. LA. S. Faru ; Ger. Fære; Put.

Mountague. Deroute Essayes, pt. i. Treat. 2. s I.
Pope. Dunciad, b. ij.

FE'RRY, n.
Vaer, veer; Sw. Faria. From

(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,
The host, like dogs contending o'er their prey,
And be as to the halcyon kind,

Ihree tribes distinct possess her ferlile lands,
Till we have ferry'd o're.

And four fair cities every tribe commands.
With curs'd ferocity their comrades slay.
Then leave on earth their mangled trunks behind,
Browne. Britannia's Pastorals, b. ii. s. 5.

Pilt. Virgil. Æneid, b. X.
Like pines or oaks uprooted by the wind.
But that a book in worse condition than a peccant soul,

The quickness of the imagination is seen in the invention;
Fawkes. Apollonius Rhodius, b. iv.
should be to stand before a jury ere it be born to the

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.
Blair, vol. i. Ser. 6. manth and his colleagues ere it can pass the ferry backward Thou art the garden of the world, the home
into light, was never heard before.

Of all Art yields, and Nature can decree ;
To this ferocity there is joined not one of the rude, un-

Millon. Of Unlicensed Printing. Even in thy desert, what is like to thee?
fashion d virtues, which accompany the vices, where the

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.
which being sadled and bridled, and fitted to serve the men
FERREOUS. Lat. Ferreus, from Ferrum, of armies so soon as they were landed, were bestowed in The foe, the victim, and the fond ally

That fights for all, but never fights in vain,
FERRU'GINOUS, or iron; which Vossius thinks barges and ferry-botes.-Holland. Livivs, p. 408.

Are met-2s if at home they could not die
FERRUGI'NEOUS. may be so called—a feritate. So forth they rowed; and that ferry-man

To feed the crow on Talavera's plain,

With his stiffe oars did brush the sea so strong,
Having the properties of iron, irony.

And fertilize the field that each pretends to gain.
That the hoare waters from his frigot ran,

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.

Physic, journeying, ferriage, carriage, &c.
And if we yet make a more exact enquiry, by what this

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.
find it to form a metalline condition, and especially an iron
tion so much as the accomplished Phaon, a young man of

Bp. Hall. A Censure of Travel.
property or ferreous participation.-Id. Ib. b. vi. c. 12.
Lesbos; who is said to be a kind of ferry-man, and thence

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
acidity, even here at London; but more than one of our
he the learned well know, was a man of this world, an

civill dealings.-Feltham, pt. ii. Resolve 40.
own ferruginous springs did not, even upon this trial, appear Egyptian of a well-known character.
to have any.-Id. Ib. vol. iv. p. 814.

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.
FE'RRET, v. }
Fr. Furet ; It. Fierretto; Lat.
Fertilitate. (from ferre, to bear ;) by

It may be he thinks of those ancient serule-fingred boy-
Ferret, n.
Viverra. Junius says, they
FERTILITY. corrupt usage, that can or

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
animals of wonderful subtilty in thieving stores.

FERVENT. Fr. Fervent; It. Fervente ;
" Fr. Fureter,--to ferret, to search, hunt, boult
That can or may bear or produce; productive; FE'RVENCY. Sp. Herviente ; Lat. Fervens,

FE'RVENTLY. from Fervere, to warm, to be
of," (Cotgrave.)
opt, pry, look, spie' narrowly into every corner generally, with a subaudition of abundance or

FE'RVENTNESS. or cause to be warm ; (of liile

certain origin.)
And when young men were forbidden boules, and suche

For neyther was the ayre more temperate in all the
other games : some fell to drinkyng, and some to feretlyng
world than in Asia, nor the soyle more ferlile, nor mure

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
Con. Make fast the doors, for fear they do escape,
He, according to the ferlileness of the Italian wit, did not

Wening hath not deceiued me certain
Let's in, and jerret out these cheating rake-hells.
only afford us the demonstration of his practice, but sought

But feruent loue, so sore hath me ychased
Cartwright. The Ordinary, Act v. sc. 4.
to enrich our mind with the contemplation therein.

That I vnware, am casten in your chaine.
Sidney. The Defence of Poesy.

Chaucer. La Belle Dame sans Mercie.
Ferrets are in great account for chasing and hunting of
connies; the manner is to put them into their earths, which

The Belgies for the most part were descēded of Ger- Min hart welkneth thus sone, anon it riseth
within ground have many waies and holes like mines, and

manes, who passing the Rhine time out of mind, and set- Now hotte, now cold, and eft in feruence.
thereupon these creature are called Cuniculi: and when
ling themselves there bycause of the fertillitye of the soyle,

Id. Boecius, b. I.
they are within, they so course the poore connies from out
draue out ye Galles that dwelt there before.

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.
I know many of those that pretend to be great Rabbies in
But then again, he that hopes too much, shall cozen him-

Fisher. On Prayu
these studies, have scarce saluted them from the strings,
self at last: especially, if his industry goes not along to

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
Beaum. & Fletch. 'Women Pleas'd, Act iii. sc. 4.

For those Christians, that were conuerted fro the heathē,
Was the cool stream that took his endless name,

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.
Tatler, No. 131.
From eam low passion, from each low resort,

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
The thieving alley, nay, the righteous court,

soule.-Bale. Image, pt. i. sig. G 3.
after.-Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 28.
From Bertie's, Almacks', Arthur's, and the nest
Where Judah's ferrets earth with Charles unblest !

Our lorde then, as he sometime dydde in other thingis,
Whence notwithstanding we cannot infer a fertilitating touche and temper the zeale of Peter thorow frrpoure and
Langharn. The Country Justice, pt. ii.

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.

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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.
Daniel. On the Death of the Earl of Devonshire.

FE'STER, v. 1. Of unknown etymology: Per-
Satire, in its origin, I mean in the rude fescennine farce,

FE'stry, adj. (haps connected with the Fr.
Even so many there be who conceive pleasure in philoso- from which the idea of this poem was taken, was a mere
phy, and make semblance as if they had a ferrent desire to extemporaneous jumble of mirth and ill-nature.

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,

See Festue.

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 whilst together merry thus they make,
Aristomenes of Messene, a good and iust man, when he

And rankling inward with unruly stounds,
The sun to west a little 'gan to lean,
had conquered the Lacedemonians, on a time as they kept

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.
When as the Nymphs came forth upon the plain.
fifteen maidens, that were playing in company there, &

Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. vi. c. 6.
Drayton. Pastorals, Ecl. 9. fied away by night with them.
Vives. The Instruction of a Christian Woman, b. i.c. 11.

Now many a wounded Briton feels the rage
Consulting secret with the blue-ey'd maid,

Of missive fires that fester in each limb,
Stili in the dome divine Ulysses stay'd :
Thence she them brought into u stately hall,

Which dire revenge alone has pow'r t' assuage;
Revenge mature for act infiam'd his breast,

Wherein were many tables faire dispred,

Revenge makes danger dreadless seem.
And thus the son the fervent sire address'd.
And ready dight with drapets festiualı

Congreve. To the King. On the Taking of Namur.
Pope. Homer. Odyssey, b. xix.

Against the viands should be ministred.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, D. ii. c. 9.

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,
Through each high street.-Milion. Samson Agonistes.
kindness and tender mercies."

Abjure indifference, and at comfort spurn.
Bales. Mr. D. Clarkson's Funeral Sermon.
Thou unthankful wretch,

Granger. Tibullus, b. ii. 1. 5.
Did our charity redeem thee out of prison,
I told him the Church had appointed an office at the visi-

If your peace be nothing more than a sullen pause from
(Thy patrimony spent,) ragged and lousy,
tation of the sick, and I must use that; and he said, yes, When the sheriff's basket, and his broken meat,

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
Were your festival-exceedings ! and is this

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.
Ah me! the sweet infus'd desires,
Looks thou shouldst wear more grave and sad

Than Hector's wife or mother had :

Lat. Festinare, festim sive
The fervid wishes, holy fires,
Which thus a melted heart refine,
Never at Comedies appear;


fertim progredi; hoc est,
Such are his, and such be mine.
All festire jollities forbear,

FeftinA'TION. S fertis sive densis gressibus,
Parnell. The Happy Man.

And whate'er else doth laughter cause,
And the clos'd lips asunder draws.

(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.
In the ancient Church when on days of festivities men
God it was a kind of injury done to him by the fervidness
of St. Peter, who knew not yet what spirit he was of, and began to adorn themselves sumptuously to show their pride, Aduice the Duke where you are going, to a most festinale
that his master's kingdom was not of this world.

not to honour the day, and fared deliciously to surfeiting preparation: we are bound to the like.
Bentley, Ser. 6. and drunkenness, the fathers did not thereupon forbid what
before they allowta, but thought to reduce them from that

Shakespeare. Lear, Act iii. sc. 7.
As down the hill I solitary go,
pride and luxury.-Hammond. Works, vol. i. p. 654.

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

Pope. Homer. Odyssey, b.ix. did celebrate the festivities of Peter, and Paul.

Security present me ?
Prynne. Histrio-llaslix, pt. i. Act viii. sc. 3.

Quick. With all festination.
The Poet cannot always fill himself with inspiration, nor
Whether your life in sorrows pass

Chapman. Eastward Hoe, Act ii. sc. I.
the Philosopher with his clear discernment of abstracted
Truth. nor the Religious man with his ardours and trans-

And sadly joyless glide away;
Whether reclining on the grass

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
When the day crown'd with rural chaste delighi,
Now when meridian beams inflame the day!
Resigns obsequious to the festire night;

describe.-Evelyn. Memoirs. Naples, Jan. 1645. Nov when green lizards in the hedges lie,

Here is a vista, there the doors unfold,
The festive night awakes th' harmonious lay.
And crested larks forsake the ferry sky.

Balconies here are ballustred with goid;

Somervile, The Chase.
Fawkes The Idylliums of Theocritus, Idyl. 7.

Then counts the rounds and ovals in the halls,
The king also ordered his (Beckett's] name to be struck
Thus while she spoke, her eye, sedately meek,

The festoons, friezes, and the astragals.
Look'd the pure ferronr of maternal love.
out of the kalendar, and the office for his festivity to be

Dryden. The Art of Poetry.
dashed out of all breviaries.
Beallie, The Judgment of Paris.
Burnet. History of the Reformation, an. 1538. large chamber at Pet worth, enriched from the ceiling, be

But the most superb monument of his (Gibbon's) skill is a
Lat. Fescennini,
For them the voice of festal mirth

tween the pictures, with festoons of flowers and dead game,

Grows hush'd, their name the only sound:
Fesciniâ, Hetruriæ civi.

&c. all in the highest perfection and preservation.
While deep remembrance pours to worth

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.
- He hears

FE'scue. Festuca, a stalk or stem.
Their fescennin and Atellan way of wit was in early days
The merry voice of festiral delight

FE'STUCINE. Festu, a feskue ; a straw, rush,
pronibited, and laws made against it, for the publick's sake,
Saluting the return of morning bright

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

Scarce ended.

feskue,” Cotgrave.

West. Education. liberty of the people.

A stalk or straw, and hence used for a wire or
Shaftesbury. Adrice to an Author, pt. ii. Imagination fondly stoops to trace

stick employed by schoolmasters in pointing out
The parlour splendours of that festire place;
Besidee these hymns, the Romans had their frscennine

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.


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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
bette hin to it with a festue, that he shal not say but he saw

thereupon he plays the most notorious hobby-horse, jesting & sent tham to Carlele vato Kyng Edward.
It-Sir T. More. Workes, p. 1102.
and frisking in the luxury of his nonsence with such poor

R. Brunne, p. 327.
fetches to cog a laughter from us, that no antic hobnail at a
And with thy golden fescue, plaidst upon
morris, but is more handsomely facetious.

Ich viseted nevē feble man. ne fetered man in prisone. Thy bollow narp.--Chapman. Homer. Hymne to Apollo.

Willon. Colasterion.

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
Herein may be discovered a little insect of a festucine or

scribes not to the truth of every particular, but to the use In chaines and in setters to ben ded.
pale green, resembling in all parts a locust, or what we call
only, and that "it contains nothing contrary to the word of

Id. The Knightes Tale, v. 1345.
á grasshopper.--Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. v. c. 3.
God."-Waterland. Works, vol. ii. p. 243.

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.
conceive any antipathy between oyl and amber, the doctrine
the least appearance of having been fetched by him from the

Goldyng. Jusline, fol. 74. is not true.--Id. Io. b. ii. c. 5.

south, with which I was so particularly pleased, both for the
invention and the moral, that I cannot hinder myself from

And therefore he made a chayne or fetters of wood and
FET, i. e. Feat, (qv.)

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.
Thai feith with oute fet ys feblere than nouht

Those early wise men, who fetched their Philosophy from
And deil as a dore nayle.- Piers Plouhman, p. 22,

Egypt, brought it home in detached and independent placits; Some act of Love's bound to rehearse
which was certainly as they found it.

I thought to bind him in my verse:
The Pope after certain communications, perceyuyng hym

Warburton. Divine Legation, b. iii. s. 4. Which when he felt, away, (quoth he)
in all poyntes fyt for his purpose sent him anon into Ger-

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,
And told me, That the bottom clear,
FE'TIDNESS. Fetidus, from Fætere: and Vos-

To sellers, halters.

Donne, Sat. 5.
Now laid with many a set

FE'TOR. sius thinks that it may, from the
Of seed pearl, ere she bath'd her there
filthiness of a fætus, be thence applied to any

Well, this disguise doth yet afford me that
Was known as black as jct.

Which kings do seldom hear, or great men use,
Drayton. The Quest of Cynthia.
thing filthy or nasty.

Free speech : and theugh my state's usurped,
Boyle ( Works, ii. 236) has a marginal direction, Yet this affected strain gives me a tongue,
In old authors also written
Way of taking off the fetidness from hartshorne,

As setterless as is an Emperor's.
FETCH, n. Fet; A. S. Feccan, fet-ian ; Dut.

Marston. The Malcontent, Act i. sc. 4.
&c." but the word is not used in the text.
FE'TCHER. Vat-en, adducere, afferre, to

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,
may be no more able to abide the clear and lightsome ayr;

If he call rogue and rascal from a garret,
For in the farreste stude of Affric geandes while fette,
then the bat or owl are able to bear the sun's noon-day

He means you no more mischief than a parrot :
beams.-Glanvill. Pre-existence of Souls, c. 14.
Thike stones for medycine, & in Yrlond hem sette.

The words for friend and foe alike were made,
R. Gloucester, p. 146. The fætor whereof may discover itself by sweat and urine,

To fetter them in verse is all his trade.

Dryden. Absalom & Achitophel.
Bcke ther was non fette, ne non ther after fore,

as being unmasterable by the natural heat of man, not to be
Hubert his croice doun sette, & William theron suore.
dulcified by concoction beyond an unsavory condition.

How shall I welcome thee to this sad place!
R. Brunne, p. 208.
Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 10.

How speak to thee the words of joy and transport ?
And setcheth away this frut some tyme byfore both myn

From Ethiopia's poison'd woods,

How run into thy arms with-held by fetters;
From stified Cairo's filth, and setid fields

Or take thee into mine, while I'm thus manacled
Piers Plouhman, p. 306. With locust-armies putrefying heap'd,

And pinion'd like a thief or murderer?
And thereupon the win was fette anon.
This great destroyer (the Plague) sprang.-Thomson. Sum.

Congreve. The Mourning Bride, Act it.
Chaucer. The Prologue, v. 821. When the symptoms are attended with a fætor of any The frequent contemplation of this world, with the grace
And right, this cursed irous wretche

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.
She praied, that thei nolden dretche,

We find amongst their (animals) secretions not only the
Hir husbond for to felche

most various but the most opposite operties, the most At last men came to set me free,
Forth with hir fader eke also. Gower. Con. A. b. vii. nutritious aliment, the deadliest poison; the sweetest per- I ask'd not why, and reck'd not where,

fumes, and the most fætid odours.-Paley. Nat. Theol. c.7. It was at length the same to me,
Thus fortune chaunged her copy in such wyse, that they

Fetter'd or fetterless to be,
fetched in on euery side and slew those that stoode in good And as is credibly related of some animals, by driving
hope and possibility of wynnyng theyr campe.

I learn'd to love despair.-Byron. Prisoner of Chillon.
away their pursuers by an intolerable fætor, or of blackening
Goldinge. Cæsar, fol. 68. the water through which they are pursued.-Id. 16. c. 19.

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 now, thou threatst to force from me,

And on his front a snowy star he bore.
The fruit of my sweat, which the Greekes gave all, and

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.
ever is
The Cossack Prince rubb'd down his borse,

Bp. Hall, b. iv. Sat. 6,
At any sackt towe; but of fight (the fetcher in of this)

And made for him a leafy bed,
My hands have most share.-Chapman. Homer. Iliad, b. i.

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.
Ail hardy youth, from valiant fathers sprung,
Whom perfect lionour he so highly taught,

FETTERING, N. footer, feeter, as the Lat. Pés Fede. Spelman says, A. S. Fehth, inimicitia,
That th' aged se!ch'd examples from the young,

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.
Davenant. Gondiberi, b. i. c. 1. generally, to biod, fasten or enslave.

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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
no'y in this vncertaintie paying their accustomed tenths, for the preservation of our laws, which some senseless He, when the hunter's sport was up,
Intending rather mutuall" feuds and battels betwixt their assertors of the rights of nien were then on the point of But little deer'd a brother's wrath
senerall tribes and kindreds, then cominon fidelitie and alle entirely erasing, as relickes of feudalily and barbarism.

To quench his thirst had such a cup,
giance. -Purchas. Pilgrimage, b. vi. c. 2. s. 3.
Burke. Letter to a Member of the National Assembly.

Byron. The Bride of Abydos, a &
Crowes and owles are at mortall feaud one with another.
The granter was called the proprietor, or lord ; being he

O! what a wretch is he
Holland. Plinie, b. x. c. 74.
who retained the dominion or ultimate property of the feud

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
The race to vengeance vow'd! and when oppress'd
tenant or holder of the lands.-Blackstone. Com. b. ii. c. 4.

FEU'ILLAGE, i. e. foliage, (qv.)
By private feuds, almost extinguish'd lay
My quivering flame.

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.
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 1. Fe'ver, n. Lat. Febris, a fervendo, ( fer-

FEU'ILLEMORT. Fr. Feuille, and mort, a
FEUD, or
See Fee, and

veo, ferbeo, ferbis, by trans-

FEVERISHNESS. position febris,) quia calida dead leaf.
And see the quotations from

FE'VEROUS. sit totius corporis intempe- So to make a countryman understand what feuillemorle
Spelman, and Blackstone,
FE'VEROUSNESS. ries, (Vossius.)

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
Feu'dataRY, or thing granted by one and

Feveres other fouler hyveles.-Piers Plouhman, p. 42. ready.” The phrase is in the Romance of King
Fev'DATORY. held by another upon oath or
And some thou saidest haue a blaunch feuere

Arthur, folio edition, without date, sig. H 1,“ They
Feu'dist. pledge of fealty or fidelity.

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,
Whiche euery daie wol come aboute,

All which when Blandamour from end to end
dyuerse lordys of that lande, both spyrytuell and temporall
Where so a man be in or oute.-Gower. Con. A. b. V.

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.
ceive againe of him at the hands of another Cardinal.
As in a fever I do shiver yet,

Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, c. 3.
Id. ib. p. 230. King John resigneth his crown to the Pope.
Since first my pen was to the paper set.

A fewterer
A feud is a right which the vassal hath in land, or some

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,

Hil. Yeoman-seulerer!

Such another word to your governer and you go ancient dominion of England.

Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being.

Milton. Comus.

Supperless to bed fort.
Milton. On the Articles of Peace with the Irish.

Massinger. The Picture, Act v. sc. 1,
And now of late came tributary kings,
Yea our owne King John being a feudatory to the King of

Bringing him nothing but new fears from th' east,
France, was by Philip the French king in a full parliament

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.
Howell, b. i. Let. 14. 8. 2.

Nor (couldst thou] by the eye's water know a malady
But one thing I am persuaded of, that no King of Spain,

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 :
Bacon, Obserrations on a Libel.
To his licentious wish each must be blest,

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,)
Spelman. Peuds * Tenures, c. 2.

To conclude all; if the body politic have any analogy to subaud. Company, or any uncertain and un-
I shall only request of him, and of the other gentlemen

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.
guages signifies a conditional stipend or reward.
Fann'd by the breeze, its fever-cooling fruit.

A fewe termes coude he, two or three
Blackstone, Commentaries, b. ii. c. 4.

Thomson, Summer.

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
Mickle. Sacred lo the lleirs of Radnor Castle.

That he shall in a fewe stoundes

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And that by wordes but a fetoe

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
Nor in her yefts haue faunce,
She (Hope) alway smyld, and in her hand did hold
She is so full of variaunce.--Chancer. Rom. of the Rose.

ramble this way and that.
An holy-water-sprinkle, dipt in deaw,

Varying, changing, unsteady, inconstant; waver
With which she sprinkled fauours manifold,
And they had with theym theyr younge sonne, who hadde

ing, irresolute.
On whom she list, and did great liking shew;

fyaunced the vere before Mary, doughter to the Duke of
Great liking vnto iany, but true loue to feto.
Berrey.--- Berners. Froissart, Cronycle, vol. ii. c. 123.

Ofte thing that is fikeled to worse ende yg brogt.
Spenser, Faerie Qucene, b. iii. c. 12.

R. Gloucester, p. 80.
Howbeit, the Frenchemen sayd, it coulde bat be doone
Dispersed love grows weake, and fewness of objects vseth
shortly bicause the lady was so yonge, and also she was

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,
them.–Bp. Hall. Cont. Cain & Abel.

FI'AT. Lat. Fiat, imperative of Fieri, to be Pes forto haue thei glosed him fulle mykelle.
Euc. Doe not beleeue it, fereness and truth, 'tis thus.

R. Brunne, p. 34
Shakespeare. Measure for Measure, Act i. sc. 5.

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,
Let it be, or be it, done. Applied to
Where great truths are in sewest words exprest.
Waller, The Pear of God, c. 2.
An order, command, decree, (sc.) that some-

On favel was hure fader. that hath a fykel tonge

And seilde soth seith.-Piers Plothman, p. 25.
Yet these, by reason of their feroness, I could not distin- thing be done.
guish from the numbers of the rest, with whom they are

Thy loue, thy lande, and all thy gentilnes
Nought suffered he the ape to give or graunt,

I compted small in my prosperitie,
embodied in one common name.
But through his hand alone must passe the siaunt.

So eflated I was in wantonnesse
Dryden. The Hind and the Panther, Pref.

Spenser. Mother Hubberd's Tale.

And clambe vpon the fickell whele so hie.
As to ferness of the executions, and the good effects of

Chaucer. The Complaint of Creseide
What wealth in souls that soar, dive, range around,
that policy. I car not, for my own part, entertain the slightest
Disdaining limit, or from place, or time;

I maruile what hath moued the Syckle heades of our doc
doubi.-Burke. Letler to the Lord Chancellor, in 1780.
* And hear at once, in thought extensive, hear

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.
FC'ELLED. pabulum ignis, q.d. Lat. Fo.

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.
jocus, leu or lieu from locus.
To fib, though common enough in speech, is Which makes me loath this state of life so tickle,

And love of things so vain to cast away;
That which fireth or burneth, which kindleth 'not so in writing.
firc; which inflameth, which continueth fire or To tell falsities or falsehoods, to speak falsely,

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.
Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. i. p. 348.

Millon. Answer to Eikon Basilika.
How smooth, persuasive, plausible, and glib,
It happened vnto hym also (as it cannot otherwyse be)
From holy lips is dropp'd the specious fib!

Thus winter fixes the unstable sea,
that many of his souldiers which were gone abrode into the
Which whisper'd slily, in its dark career

And teaches restless water constancy,
Woodes to fetch fewel & timber, were cut shorte by the

Assails with art the unsuspecting ear.
sodeyne approche of the ennemyes horsmen.

Crilicisms on the Rolliad, pt. ii. The Lyars.

Which, under the warm influence of bright days,

The fickle motion of each blast obeys.
Goldinge. Cæsar, p. 132.

Halifar. On the Death of Charler II.
One with great bellowes gathered filling aire,

Fr. Fibres; It. and Sp. Fibra ;
And with forc't wind the fewell did intiamne,
Fi'bril. Lat. Fibra. A finio, fiber, extremus.

And when this fickleness was laid to his (Raphaelj charge,
Another did the dying bronds repayre

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
applied to the liver and to plants. As the-

Like a young wasteful heir, mortgage the hopes
Will quickly know thee !-Donne. Elegie on his Mistris. Fr. Fibres, the small strings or hair-like Of God-like majesty, on bankrupt terms,

To raise a present pow'r, that's fickly held
fuelled, nothing less than he who has the hearts of men in strings of muscles and veins,” (Cotgrave.)
iline passions be raging and tumultuous and constantly threads of roots; also, the fibers or threads, or

By the frail tenure of the people's will
his hand can settle and quiet such tumultuous, overbearing

Southern. The Spartan Dame, Act i. ae. 1. hurricanes in the mind, and animal oeconomy.

He observes God in the colour of every flower, in every

Fancy now no niore
Cheyne. On Health, c. 6. Abre of a plant, in every particle of an insect, in every drop Wantons on fickle pinion through the skies ;
But first the fuel'd chimney blazes wide ;
of dew.--Glanvill, Ess. 4.

But fix'd in aim and conscious of her power,

Aloft from cause to cause exults to rise,
The tankards foam ; and the strong table groans
Whereas to apply Christ, is not simply to take him into

Creation's blended stores arranging as she flies.
Beneath the smoking sirloin, stretch'd immense

thy thoughts only, and to think thus and thus barely of him,
From side to side.

Beattie. The Afinstrel, b. ii.
Thomson. Autumn. but to strike forth a sprig or Abre from every faculty into
So it (a huge image of wood, called Darvel Gratheren) was

him, to be rooted in him. to draw nourishment from him, to When he [Lucas) came to the English, he painted a naked
digest him, to give up thy soul to him, and to be one with

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
earth, and therefore putteth downward.

Most mutable in wishes, but in mind
Hard-faring race,

Bacon. Naturall Historie, 9 616. A wit as various,-gay, grave, sage, or wild,-
They pick their fuel out of ev'ry hedge,

Historian, bard, philosopher, combin'd.
Which kindled with dry leaves, just saves unguench'd
Full in his eye the weapon chanc'd to fall,

Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 3
The spark of life.

And from the fibres scoop'd the rooted ball,
Cowper. Task, b. i.
Drove through the neck and hurld him to the plairi. FICTION

Fr. Fiction; It. Fizione ;
FE/WMET. See Fumet.

Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. xiv.


Sp. Ficcion, from the Lat.
I saw Petraus' arms employ'd around

Fictitiocs. Finiere, fictum. See Feign.
A well grown oak, to root it from the ground.

FictitiousLY. A portraiture or image,
This way, and that, he wrench'd the fibrous bands ;

I haue be negligent in good fey.
The trunk was like a sapling, in his hands,

(sc.) of a likeness or reTo chastize him.

And stih obey'd the bent.--Dryden. Ovid. Met. b. xii.

semblance: an invention or Chaucer. Rom. of the Rose.

The muscles consist of a number of fibres, and each fibre

pretence (of a likeness or
This seems to be the same word as
fag, (g softened into y.) See To Fag.

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.
That all a dry summer no water will yield;

Sent forth her thoughts all wild and wide.
By feying and casting that mud upon heaps,

Byron. Parisina, s. 14, Men say they haue prescriptions
Commodities many that husbandman reaps,
Hence fermentation, hence prolific power,

Against the spiritual contradictions
Tusser. June's Husbandry.
And hence the fibrous roots in quest of food,

Accompting them as fictions.
Find unobstructed entrance, room to spread,

Skellon. The Boke of Colin Clout.
FI'ANCE, v. 1 Fr. Fiancer, ( fidem dare..) See
And richer juices feed the swelling shoots.

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,

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