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Fata della Fontl, an enchantress, from whom Mandricardo obtained the arms of Hector. Fata Morga'na, sister of Arthur, and pupil of Merlin. She lived at the bottom of a lake, and dispensed her treasures to whom she willed. This fairy is introduced by Bojardo in his Orlando Innamorato, first as " Lady Fortune," but subsequently as an enchantress. Fata Silvanella, an enchantress in Or- lando Innamorato, by Bojardo Fatal Curiosity, an epilogue in Don Quixote pt. I, iv. Anselmo, a Florentine gentleman, had married Camilla, and wishing to rejoice over her incorruptible fidelity, induced his friend Lothario to put it to the test.
The lady was not trial-proof, but eloped with Lothario. The end was that Anselmo died of grief, Lothario was slain in battle, and Camilla died in a convent Fatal Curiosity, by George Lillo. Young Wilmot, supposed to have perished at sea, goes to India, and having made his fortune, returns to England. He instantly visits Charlotte, whom he finds still faith- ful and devotedly attached to him, and then in disguise visits his parents, with whom he deposits a casket.
Agnes Wil- mot, out of curiosity, opens the casket, and when she discovers that it contains jewels, she and her husband resolve to murder the owner, and secure the contents of the casket. Thus was the " curiosity " of Agnes fatal to herself, her husband, and her son Isabella, a nun, marries Biron, the eldest son of Count Baldwin. The count disinherits his son for this marriage, and Biron, entering the army, is sent to the siege of Candy, where he is seen to fall, and is reported dead.
Isabella, reduced to the utmost poverty, after seven years of " wid- owhood," prays Count Baldwin to do something for her child, but he turns her out of doors. Villeroy 2 syl. Carlos ac- cuses Villeroy of the murder, but one of the ruffians confesses, and Carlos is apprehended. As for Isabella, she stabs herself and dies. Fat Boy Jo. Obese page, or foot-boy of Mr. Warden in Pickwick Papers. They dwelt in the deep abyss of Demogor- gon, " with unwearied fingers drawing out the threads of life.
Sad Clotho held the rock, the whiles the thread By grisly Lachesis was spun with pain, That cruel Atropos ef tsoon undid, With cursed knife cutting the twist in twain. Spenser, Faery Queen, iv. Father — Son. It is a common obser- vation that a father above the common rate of men has usually a son below it. Again, in Ger- man history : Heinrich VI. Heroum filii noxoe is a Latin proverb. My trust, Like a good parent, did beget of hirn A falsehood, in its contrary as great As my trust was. Shakespeare, The Tentpest, act L so.
Father Suckled by His own Daugh- ter. Euphrasia, called "The Grecian Daughter," thus preserved the life of her father Evander in prison. See Euphea- SIA. Xantippe thus preserved the life of her father Cimonos in prison. Margaret Roper " clasped in her last trance her murdered father's head. Father of His Country. Clotho held the distaff and spun the thread of life; Lacbesis drew it out and measured it; Atropos.
Cosmo de Medici Andrea Dorea ; called so on his statue at Genoa Father of the People. Louis XII. Henri IV. Gabriel du Pineau, a French lawyer, Christian III. Bernard Merlin never had a father ; his mother was a nun, the daughter of the king of Dimetia. The gang being absent, an old beldame conveys the count to a rude apartment to sleep in. Here he found the dead body of a man lately stabbed and concealed in some straw ; and the account of his sensa- tions during the night, the horrid device by which he saved his life by lifting the corpse into his own bed , and his escape, guided by the hag, is terrifically tragic.
Fatlma, daughter of Mahomet, and one of the four perfect women. The other three are Khadijah, the prophet's first wife ; Mary, daughter of Imran ; and Asia, wife of that Pharaoh who was drowned in the Red Sea. Fat'ima, a holy woman of China, who lived a hermit's life. There was " no one affected with headache whom she did not cure by simply laying her hands on them. He then murdered her, and got introduced into the palace of Aladdin. Aladdin, being informed of the trick, pretended to have a bad headache, and when the false Fatima approached, under the pretence of curing it, he plunged a dagger into the heart of the magician and killed him.
Fat'ima, the mother of Prince Camaral'- zaman. Her husband was Schah'zaman, Sultan of the "Isle of the Children of Khal'edan, some twenty days' sail from the coast of Persia, in the open sea. Fat'ima, the last of Bluebeard's wives. She was saved from death by the timely arrival of her brothers with a party of friends. Perrault, Contes de Fees Fat'imite 3 syl.
He was the founder of the Druses q. What say you does this wizard style himself — Hakeem Biamrallah, the Third Fatimite '? Browning, The Return of the Druses, v. Beautiful sultana, who, look- ing down from her lattice into the court- yard wept to see a lamb slaughtered, yet turned from the window to ask in eager hope if the poison administered to her rival had produced the desired effect.
An admii-able admixture of greatness and levity, daring and recklessness. He was generous and open-hearted, but hated foreigners like a true-born islander. Faulkland, the over-anxious lover of Julia [Melville], always fretting and tor- menting himself about her whims, spirit, health, life.
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Every feature in the sky, every shift of the wind was a soui'ce of anxiety to him. If she was gay, he fretted that she should care so little for his absence ; if she was low-spirited, he feared she was going to die ; if she danced with another, he was jealous ; if she didn't, she was out of sorts. Browning, Andrea del Sarto. The story of Cedric Errol, heir to his grandfather. Tennyson uses this sylvan deity of the classics as the symbol of a drunk- ard. Arise and fly The reeling Faun, the sensual feast. In Memoriam, cxviiL Faust, a famous magician of the six- teenth century, a native of Suabia.
The compact terminated in , when Faust disappeared. His sweetheart was Mar- gheri'ta [Margaret], whom he seduced, and his faithful servant was Wagner. Faustus Dr. Young Anna Favor, married to Ezra Dalton, conceives the insane idea that her baby is a changeling, and asks her husband to rake open the coals that she may lay it upon them, and the witch shall have her own. As soon as he departed, she was visited by her sister Anna, and her friends and they proceeded to inspect the house.
They descended finally to the lower rooms, where they could not sufficiently admire the beauty of the tapestries, the beds, the sofas, the cabinets, the itagires, the tables, and the mirrors, where they could see themselves at full length ; while the frames, some in glass, others in silver, others in gold, were the most beautiful and magnificent that were ever seen. They could not express their delight with what they saw, nor conceal their envy at the good luck of their friend who. Woe's me if my wicked fancies Be the death of Goodwife Cole! Whittier, The Changeling. Bayle Bernard, of Boston, Mass.
Ferdinando fell in love with her ; and the king, to save himself from excommunica- tion, sanctioned the marriage. But when Ferdinando learned that Leonora was the king's mistress, he rejected the alhance with indignation, and became a monk. Leonora also became a novice in the same monastery, saw Ferdinando, obtained his forgiveness, and died.
Faw'nia, the lady beloved by Doras- tus. Greene, Pandosto, The Triumph of Time Fazio, a Florentine, who first tried to make a fortune by alchemy, but being present when Bartoldo died, he buried the body secretly, and stole the miser's money- bags. Being now rich he passed his time with the Marchioness Aldabella in licen- tious pleasure, and his wife Bianca, out of jealousy, accused him to the duke of being privy to Bartoldo's death. For this of- fence Fazio was condemned to die ; and Bianca, having tried in vain to save him, went mad with grief, and died of a broken heart.
Fea Euphane , the old house-keeper of the old udaller at Burgh-Westra. A "udal- ler " is one who holds land by allodial ten- ure. Fear Fortress, near Saragossa. An al- legorical bogie fort, conjured up by fear, which vanishes as it is courageously ap- proached and boldly besieged. If a child disappeared, or any cattle were car- ried off, the frightened peasants said : " The Lord of Fear Fortress has taken them. The origin of aU accidents, mishaps, and disasters, was traced to the mysterious owner of this invisible castle.
Fee and Fairy. Fee is the more gen- eral term, including the latter. The Ara- bian Nights are not aU fairy tales, but they are all fee tales or contes desfees. Although a thin, starveling yard- wand of a man, he expresses great will- ingness to be drawn. Blimber of Brighton, He was " a kind of human bai'rel-organ, which played only one tune. Mr, Feeder married Miss Blimber, the doctor's daughter, and succeeded to the school.
Dickens, Dombey and Son Feenix, nephew of the Hon. Skewton mother of Edith, Mr. Dombey's second wife. Feenix was a very old gen- tleman, patched up to look as much like a young fop as possible. Cousin Feenix was a man about town forty years ago ; but he is still so juvenile in figure and manner that strangers are amazed when they discover latent wrinkles in his lordship's face, and crow's feet in his eyes.
But cousin Feenix getting up at half -past seven, is quite another thing from cousin Feenix got up. Dickens, Dombey and Son, xxxi. Anne Lovely had to obtain the consent of her four guardians before she could marry. One was an old beau, another a virtuoso, a third a broker on 'Change, and the fourth a canting quaker. The colonel made himself agree- able to aU, and carried off his prize. Centlivre, A Bold Stroke for a Wife He obtained some success by his aids to memory, but in Paris he was an object of ridicule.
Her memory was a mine. For her Feinaigle's was a useless art Byron, Don Juan, i. Felice, wife of Sir Guy Warwick, said to have "the same high forehead as Venus. He accompanied Evangeline in part of her wanderings to find Gabriel, her affianced husband. Felicians The , the happy nation. The Felicians Uve under a free sovereignty, where the laws are absolute. Felicia is the French " Utopia. Feliciano de Sylva, Don Quixote's favorite author. The two following ex- tracts were, in his opinion, unsurpassed and unsurpassable : — The reason, most adored one, of your unreason- able unreasonableness hath so unreasonably un- seated my reason, that I have no reasonable reason for reasoning against such unreasonable- ness.
The bright heaven of your divinity that lifts you to the stars, most celestial of women, renders you deserving of every desert which your charms so deservedly deserve. F61icie, happy French girl, the daughter of Jean and Gabrielle Waldo. Her mother gives her poison by mistake, from the effects of which she is relieved by John of Lugio, summoned from his home many leagues away, "In His Name.
Delacour and Wilder' s " Fatinitza. See also Hildesheim. Caballera de UbMa Felix Don , son of Don Lopez. He was a Portuguese nobleman, in love with Violante ; but Violante's father, Don Pedro, intended to make her a nun. Donna Isabella, having fled from home to avoid a marriage disagreeable to her, took refuge with Violante; and when Colonel Briton called at the house to see Donna Isabella, her brother Don Felix was jealous, believ- ing that Violante was the object of his visits. Violante kept " her friend's secret," even at the risk of losing her lover ; but ultimately the mystery was cleared up, and a double marriage took place.
Centlivre, The Wonder Felix Holt See Holt. Minucius , a Roman lawyer, who flourished a. Felix St. So Bui'gundy to us three men most reverend bare. Him again Ensueth Anselm. Felixmar'te 4 syl. The Adonis of his circle, who falls in love with a beautiful woman, already the wife of another man. He flies from temptation and does not return until she is the other man's widow ; then woos and weds her.
Tom Brown, being in dis- grace, was sent by Dr. Fell, dean of Christ Church , to translate the thirty-third epigram of Martial. Non amo te, Zabidi, nee possum dicere quare; Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te. Which he rendered thus : I do not like thee, Dr. Scott, Fortunes of Nigel time, James I. The " blue- stockings" are 1 Philaminte 3 syl. Henriette, who has no sympathy with these "lofty flights," is in love with Clitandre, but Philaminte wants her to marry Trissotin, a hel esprit.
Let be tableaux livants, and I will appear as "FeneUa. Fenella, a deaf and dumb girl, sister of Masaniello the fisherman. She was se- duced by Alfonso, son of the Duke of Arcos ; and Masaniello resolved to kill him. He accordingly headed an insurrection, and met with such great success that the mob made him chief magistrate of Portici, but afterwards shot him.
Fenella, on hearing of her brother's death, threw her- self into the crater of Vesuvius. Fenris, the demon wolf of Niflheim. When he gapes one jaw touches the earth and the other heaven. This monster will swallow up Odin at the day of doom. Often but incorrectly written Feneir. Fenton, clever fellow who makes caricatures while Browning is read, and when called upon for the substance of his notes by the president of the Club, rises with perfect coolness and pronounces opinion upon the poem.
Fenton, the lover of Anne Page, daughter of Mr. Page, gentle-folks living at Windsor. Fenton is of good birth, and seeks to marry a fortune to " heal his pov- erty. Ferad-Artho, son of Cairbre and only surviving descendant of the line of Conar the first king of Ireland. On the death of Cathmor brother of the rebel Cairbar in battle, Ferad-Artho was placed by Fin- gal on the throne as " king of Ireland.
Fer'amorz, the young Cashmerian poet who relates poetical tales to Lalla Rookh on her journey from Delhi to Lesser Bucharla. Lalla is going to be married to the young sultan, but falls in love with the poet. On the wedding morn she is led to her bridegroom, and finds with unspeak- able joy that the poet is the sultan him- self. Moore, Lalla Rookh Ferda, son of Damman, chief of a hun- dred hills in Albion.
Ferda was the friend of Cuthullin, general of the Irish forces in the time of king Cormac I. Deuga'la spouse of Cairbar loved the youth, and told her husband if he would not divide the herd she would no longer live with him. Cuthullin, being appointed to make the division, enraged the lady by assigning a snow-white bull to the husband, whereupon Duegala induced her lover to challenge Cuthullin to mortal combat.
Most unwill- ingly the two friends fought, and Ferda fell. Unhappy [un- Fatme M.
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Siehel, Artist C. Suddenly a cry escaped her lips, and her eyes darkened. She saw down in the courtyard a slave killing a little lamb. The Sultaness stood dissolved in tears as if it were her own heart's blood flowing forth. And as she stood there in sympathetic suffering for the little lamb, a slave with folded arms and humble mien stood before her.
The slave nodded and trembled. Why did he bring her here to ruin my happiness? I will that in the shy of this harem-home only one star shall shine. Ferdinand, king of Navarre. In consequence of the death of her father, the lady deferred the marriage for twelve months and a day. He falls in love with Miranda, daughter of Prospero, the exiled duke of Milan. Haply so Miranda's hope had pictured Ferdinand Long ere the gaunt wave tossed him on the shore.
Ferdinand, a fiery young Spaniard, in love with Leonora. Ferdinan'do, a brave soldier who hav- ing won the battle of Tari'fa, in , was created Count of Zamo'ra and Marquis of Montreal. The king, Alfonso XI. James de ComposteUa, Leonora entered the same monastery as a novice, obtained the pardon of Ferdinan- do, and died. Fergus Derrick. Engineer in the coal- pits of Lancashire. Fergus, fourth son of Fingal, and the only one that had issue at the death of his father.
Ossian, the eldest brother, had a son named Oscar, but Oscar was slain at a feast by Cairbar " Lord of Atha ;" and of the other two brothers, Fillan was slain be- fore he had married, and Eyno, though married, died without issue. Fergus, son of Rossa, a brave hero in the army of Cuthullin, general of the Irish tribes. Fergus first in our joy at the feast ; son of Rossa ; arm of death.
She married James Parton, the author. Dickens, The Chimes, third quarter Fernando, son of John of Proclda, and husband of Isoline 3 syl , daughter of the French governor of Messina. The butchery of the Sicilian Vespers occurred the night after their espousals. Fernando was among the slain, and Isoline died of a broken heart. Knowles, JohnofProcida Gay, handsome, generous, and polite ; but faithless to his friend Car- denio, for, contrary to the lady's inclina- tion, and in violation of every principle of honor, he prevailed on Lucinda's father to break off the betrothal between his daughter and Cardenio, and to bestow the lady on himself.
On the wedding day Lucinda was in a swoon, and a letter in- formed the bridegi-oom that she was married already to Cardenio ; she then left the house privately, and retired to a con- vent. Don Fernando, having entered the convent, carries her off, but stopping at an inn, found there Dorothea his wife, with Cardenio the husband of Lucinda, and the two parties paired off with their re- spective spouses.
Fernan'do, a Venetian captain, servant to Annophel daughter of the governor of Candy. Fletcher, The Fernan'do [Flokestan], a State prisoner of Seville, married to Leonora, who in boy's attire and under the name of Fidelio became the servant of Rocco the jailer. Pizarro, governor of the jail, conceived a hatred to the State prisoner, and resolved to murder him, so Rocco and Leonora were sent to dig his grave.
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The arrival of the minister of State put an end to the infamous design, and Fernando was set at liberty. Ferquhard Day, the absentee from the Clan Chattan at the combat. Fer'racnte, a giant who had the strength of forty men, and was thirty-six feet high. He was slain by Orlando, who wounded him in the navel, his only vul- nerable part. Fer'x'agiis, the Portuguese giant, who took Bellisant under his care after her divorce from Alexander, emperor of Con- stantinople. My sire's tall form might gi-ace the part Of PeiTagus or Ascapai't.
Sir W. SpiegU, Artist F, M. If the Castle was like a palace in a fairy story, it must be owned that Little Lord Fauntleroy was himself rather like a small copy of the fairy prince, though he was not at all aware of the fail, and perhaps was rather a sturdy young model of a fairy.
But there was a sudden glow of triumph and ex- ultation in the fiery old Earl's heart as he sazo what a strong beautiful boy his grandson was, and how unhesitatingly he looked up as he stood with hii band on the big dog's neck. He first appears disguised as Laurence Neipperg. He was a villain, and tried to prove Mariana the bride of Leonardo guilty of adultery. His scheme was this ; He made Julian St. Pierre drunk with di'ugged wine, and in his sleep conveyed him to the duke's bed, throwing his scarf under the bed of the duchess, which was in an adjoining chamber. He then revealed these proofs of guilt to his cousin Leo- nardo, but Leonardo refused to believe in his wife's guilt, and Julian St.
Pierre ex- posed the whole scheme of villainy, amply vindicating the innocence of Mariana, who turned out to be Julian's sister. Knowles, The Wife Ferrau, a Saracen, son of Landfu'sa. Having dropped his helmet in a river, he vowed never to wear another till he won that worn by Orlando. Orlando slew him by a wound in the navel, his only vulner- able part. FeiTavigh Sir , introduced in bk. In bk.
He is there over- thrown by Sir Blandamour, who takes away with him the false Florimel, the lady of snow and wax. Feiret, an avaricious, mean-spirited slanderer, who blasts by innuendoes, and blights by hints and cautions. He hates young Heartall, and misinterprets all his generous acts, attributing his benevolence to hush-money. The rascal is at last found out and foiled. Fen-ex, eldest son of Gorboduc, a legendary king of Britain.
Being driven by his brother Porrex from the kingdom, he returned with a large army, but was de- feated and slain by Porrex. Norton and Thom. Sackville Ferris Henry.
Artist and American consul at Venice. In love with Florida Vervain, but believes her infatuated by an Italian priest who longs to leave his voca- tion. He learns the truth at the priest's death-bed. Finds Florida in New York, explains, receives absolution and is mar- ried.
Howells, A Foregone Conclu- sion Northern man of letters who makes " a study " of Louisiana and Louisi- ana's father. The honest planter surveys him with curiosity as " ' a littery man. I had an idee that thar was only one on ye now an' ag'in — jest now an' ag'in. His manner was per- fect — so full of interest that Mr.
Rogers quite warmed and expanded under it. Fetnab " a tormentor of hearts " , the favorite of the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid. While the caliph was absent in his wars, Zobeide 3 syl. Ganem happened accidentally to see the interment, rescued her, and took her home to his own private lodgings in Bag- dad. Ganem, however, contrived to escape. When the fit of jealousy was over, the cahph heard the facts plainly stated, whereupon he released Fetnab, and gave her in marriage to Ganem, and ap- pointed the young man to a very lucra- tive post about the court.
Fe'zon, daughter of Savary, duke of Aquitaine. The Green Knight, who was a pagan, demanded her in marriage, but Orson brother of Valentine , called " The Wild Man of the Forest," overthrew the pagan and married Fezon. Fiammetta, a lady beloved by Boccac- cio, supposed to be Maria, daughter of Robert, king of Naples, metta, a little flame. Italian, fiam- Fib, an attendant on Queen Mab. Sir Roger I'Estrange was so called, because at one time he was playing a fiddle or viole in the house of John Hingston, where Cromwell was one of the guests Fiddler Joss, Mr.
Joseph Poole, a re- formed drunkard, who subsequently turned preacher in London, but retained his former sobriquet. Fidele 3 syl. The governante sold the child, at the age of 12, to one ViUiard, and then wrote to Sir Charles to say that she was dead. One night, Charles Belmont, passing by, heard cries of distress, and going to the rescue took the girl home as a companion to his sister. He fell in love with her: the governante, on her death-bed, told the story of her birth ; and Charles married the foundling. Moore, The Foundling Fidelio, Leono'ra, wife of Fernando Florestan.
She assumed the name of Fidelio, and dressed in male attire when her husband was a state prisoner, that she might enter the service of Rocco the jailer, and hold intercourse with her hus- band. Fides 2 syl , mother of John of Leyden. Believing that the prophet-ruler of West- phalia had caused her son's death, she went to Munster to curse him.
Seeing the ruler pass, she recognized in him her own son; but the son pi'etended not to know his mother, and Fides, to save him annoyance, professed to have made a mis- take. She was put into a dungeon, where John visited her, and when he set fire to his palace. Fides rushed into the flames, and both perished together. Fidessa, the companion of Sansfoy; but when the Red Cross Knight slew that " faithless Saracen," Fidessa told him she was the only daughter of an emperor of Italy; that she was betrothed to a rich and wise king; and that her betrothed Faust and Margaret in the Garden Gabriel Max, Artist W.
Margaret No, it is just in play. Faust How? Margaret Go, you 'II laugh at me. She pulls off the leaves and murmurs Faust [Vhat murmurest thou? Margaret [half aloud He loves me — loves me not — loves me — not— plucking the last leaf, she cries with frank delight He loves me I Faust Yes. He loves thee. Ah, knffwest thou what it means — He loves thee? He grasps both ber hands. Margaret I'm all a-tremble f Faust O. Let this warm clasp of bands declare thee What is unspeakable. To yield one wholly and to feel a rapture In yielding, that must be eternal. Eternal— for the end would be despair.
No, no,— no ending! She said that in her wanderings Sansfoy had met her and compelled her to be his companion: but she thanked the knight for having come to her rescue. The Red Cross Knight, wholly deluded by this plausible tale, assured Fidessa of his sympathy and protection : but she turned out to be Duessa, the daughter of False- hood and Shame.
The sequel must be sought under the word Duessa. Fido, Faith personified, the foster-son of Acbe " hearing," Bom. Fully described in canto ix. Latin, Jides, " faith. The tradition is that two brothers, in the Monmouth rebel- Uon, took different sides, and engaged each other in fight. Both were killed, and forty impressions of their feet were trace- able in the field for years afterwards.
Mayhew took the same subject for a melodrama. Fielding Mrs. When she dressed for a party, she wore gloves, and a cap of state "almost as tall, and quite as stiff as a mitre. She was engaged to Ed- ward Plummer, but heard that he had died in South America, and consented to marry Tackleton the toy merchant. A few days before the day fixed for the wedding, Edward Plummer returned, and they were married. Tackleton gave them as a present the cake he had ordered for his own wedding feast. Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth Fielding's Proverbs. The whole was a barefaced forgery. Fierabras Sir [Fe.
His chief ex- ploit was to slay the giant who guarded the bridge of Mantible, which had thirty arches, all of black marble. Bal'and of Spain assumed the name of Sir Fierabras. Balsam of Fierabras, the balsam used in embalming the body of Christ, stolen by Sir Fierabras. It possessed such vir- tues that one single drop, taken internal- ly, sufficed to heal the most mahgnant wound. Fierabras of Alexandria, the greatest giant that ever walked the earth. This huge giant ended his days in the odor of sanctity, " meek as a lamb, and humble as he was meek.
Fiesco, the chief character of Schiller's tragedy so called. The poet makes Fiesco to be killed by the hand of Verri'na the re- publican ; but history says his death was the result of a stumble from a plank Figr'aro, a barber of extraordinary cun- ning, dexterity, and intrigue. Fig'aro, a valet, who outwits every one by his dexterity and cunning. Fig'aro, the sweetheart of Susan favor- ite waiting-woman of the Countess Alma- viva.
Figaro is never so happy as when he has two or three plots in hand. Holcroft, The Follies of a Bay He opposed the rebels under Wat Tyler with the temporal sword, absolved them, and then sent them to the gibbet. In he went to assist the burghers of Ghent in their contest with the count of Flanders. The bisbop of Norwich, the famous " Fighting Prelate," had led an army into Flanders.
Peachum says, " He hath as fine a hand at picking a pocket as a woman, and is as nimble-fingered as a juggler. If an unlucky session does not cut the rope of thy life, I pronounce, boy, thou wilt be a great man in history " act i. Filer, a lean, churlish man, who takes poor Toby Veck's tripe, and delivers him a homily on the sinfulness of luxury and self-indulgence. Dickens, The Chimes Fillan, son of Fingal and Clatho, the most highly finished character in the poem of Tern' or a. Fillan was younger than his nephew Oscar, and does not appear on the scene until after Oscar's death. He is rash and fiery, eager for military glory, and brave, as a lion.
When Fingal ap- pointed Gaul to command for the day, FiUan had hoped his father's choice might have faUen to his his spear stood the son thi'iee he raised his eyes voice thrice failed him as own lot. He strode away; bent over a distant stream. He struck at times the thistle's head with his inverted spear. Next day was Fillan's turn to lead, and his deeds were unrivalled in dash and brilliancy. He slew Foldath, the general of the op- posing army, but when Cathmor, " Lord of Atha," the commander-in-chief, came against him, Fillan fell.
His modesty was then as prominent as his bravery. Raise no stone above me I am fallen in the first of my fields, fallen with- out renown. Filippo Don. In love with Camilla, heroine of Signor Monaldini's Niece. His wife is insane, and he suffers himself to to become enamored of this young girl, who repels him with holy, heroic words. His conscience comes to his aid when she appeals to him. While he hesitates to speak the words of parting, she springs into a pool beside them, and is to all ap- pearance drowned. While she lies uncon- scious, a telegram is brought, saying that his wife is dead.
Camilla revives, after a long period of insensibility, and all is well. Fillpot Tohy , a thirsty old soul, who " among jolly topers bore off the bell. His body, when long in the ground it had lain, And time into clay had resolved it again, A potter found out in its covert so snug, And with part of fat Toby he formed this brown Now sacred to friendship, to mirth, and mild ale. So here's to my lovely sweet Nan of the vale. Francis Fawkes Over the altar is a picture by SabateUi, which rep- resents Filomena as a nymph-like figure floating down from heaven, attended by two angels bearing the lily, the palm, and a javelin.
In the fore-ground are the sick and mained, healed by her interces- sion. Nor ever shall be wanting here The pahn, the lily, and the spear : The symbols that of yore St. Filomena bore Longfellow, St. Filomena" bom at Florence, She was born at Sutton, in Kent, and was buried at Beckenham, in the same county. Blind girl whose sight is restored for a little while. The man she has loved while blind has received injuries that make him repulsive to the eye.
His crafty brother contrives that the girl shall mistake him for her be- trothed. A series of complications has a climax in the return of Miss Finch's blindness, after which matters resume the former course and she marries the right man. Fine-ear, one of the seven attendants of Fortunio. He could hear the grass grow, and even the wool on the sheep's back.
Finetta, "the cmder girl," a fairy- tale by the Comtesse D'Aunoy This is merely the old tale of Cinderella slightly altered. Finetta was the young- est of three princesses, despised by them, and put to all sorts of menial work. The two sisters went to balls, and left Finetta at home in charge of the house. One day she found a gold key, which opened a wardrobe full of most excellent dresses; so arraying herself in one, she followed her sisters to the ball, but she was so fine that they knew her not, and she ran home before them.
This occurred two or three times, but at last, in running home, she lost one of her slippers. The young prince resolved to marry her whose foot fitted the slipper, and Finetta became his wife. Finetta was also called Auricula or " Fine-ear. His father was Comhal or Combal, and his mother Morna. Comhal was the son of Trathal, king of Morven, and Morna was the daughter of Thaddu. His first wife was Roscrana, mother of Ossian. His second was Clatho, mother of FiUan, etc. Roscrana was the daughter of Cormac I. The son of Ossian was Oscar. Fillan was younger than his nephew Oscar, and both, together with Ryno, were slain in battle before Fingal died.
After the restoration of Ferad-Ai-tho to the throne of Ireland, Fingal " resigned his spear to Ossian," and died a. Fingal, an epic in six books, by Ossian. The poem opens with the overthrow of Cuthul- Mn, general of the Irish forces, and con- cludes with the return of Swaran to his own land. Argan wishes to pump his little daughter Louison, respecting a young gentleman who pays attentions to her eld- er sister, he says to the child, " Prenez-y bien garde au moins ; car voila un petit doigt, qui salt tout, qui me dira si vous mentez.
Ah, ah! Oui I Oh, oh! Finis Poloniae. These words are at- tributed but without sufficient authority to Koscziusko the Pole, when he lay wounded by the balls cf Suwaroffs troops on the field of Maciejowieze October 10, Fin'niston Duncan , a tenant of the laird of Gudgeonford. Luckie Finniston, wife of Duncan. Fion son of Comnal , an enormous giant, who could place one foot on Mount Cromleach, in Ulster, and the other on Mount Crommal, close by, and then dip his hand in the river Lubar, which ran between. With one foot on the Crommal set and one on Mount Cromleach, The waters of the Lubar stream his giant hand could reach.
Translation of the Gaelic. Fiona, a series of traditionary old Irish poems on the subject of Fion M'Comnal and the heroes connected with him. Fionnuala, daughter of Lir. Being transformed into a swan, she was doomed to wander over the lakes and rivers of Ireland till the Irish became Christians, l ut the sound of the first mass bell in the island was to be the signal of her release. Silent, O Moyle, be the roar of thy water [County Tyrone]. When shaU the " Swan," her death-note sing- ing, Sleep with wings in darkness furled 1 When will heaven, its sweet "bell" ringing, Call my spirit from this stormy world?
Moore, Irish Melodies, iv. Fips Mr. He is employed by some un- known benefactor either John Westlock or old Martin Chuzzlewit to engage Tom Pinch at a weekly salaiy as librarian to the Temple Library. Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit Fir-bolg [i. Their chief was called " lord of Atha " a country of Connaught , and thence Ireland was called Bolga.
Somewhat later a colony of Caledonians from the western coast of Scotland settled in the northern parts of Ireland, and made Ulster their head- quarters. When Crotha was "lord of Atha" he carried off Conlama daughter of the Cael chief by force, and a general war between the two races ensued. The Cael were reduced to the last extremity, and sent to Trathal grandfather of Fingal for aid. Trathal accordingly sent over Conar with an army, and on his reaching Ulster he was made " king of the Cael " by acclamation.
He utterly subdued the Fir- bolg, and assumed the title of " king of Ireland ; " but the Fir-bolg often rose in insurrection, and made many attempts to expel the race of Conar. John, duke of Bedford, styled the "Fire- brand of France. Firoiiz Schah, son and heir of the king of Persia. Prince Firouz, mounting the horse to tiy it, was carried to Bengal, and there fell in love with the princess, who accompanied him back to Persia on the horse. When the king saw his son arrive safe and sound he dismissed the Indian discourteously; but the Indian caught up the princess, and, mounting the horse, conveyed her to Cashmere.
She was rescued by the sultan of Cashmere, who cutoff the Indian's head and proposed marriage himself to the princess. To avoid this alliance, the princess pretended to be mad. The sul- tan sent for his physicians, but they could suggest no cure. At length came one who promised to cure the lady; it was Prince Firouz in disguise. He told the sultan that the princess had contracted enchant- ment from the horse and must be set on it to disenchant her. Accordingly, she was set on the horse, and while Firouz caused a thick cloud of smoke to rise, he mounted with the lady through the air, saying as he did so, " Sultan of Cashmere, when you would espouse a princess who craves your protection, flrst learn to obtain her con- sent.
Louis d'Artois of France was so called also. The "First Gentleman of Europe" had not yet quite lost his once elegant figure. Yates, Celebrities xvii. First Grenadier of France. Latour d'Auverge was so called by Napoleon First Love, a comedy by Eichard Cum- berland Frederick Mowbray's first love, being dowerless, marries the wealthy Lord Ruby, who soon dies leaving all his fortune to his widow.
In the meantime, Frederick goes abroad, and at Padua falls in with Sabina Rosny, who nurses him through a severe sickness, for which he thinks he is bound in honor to maiTy her. She comes with him to England, and is placed under the charge of Lady Ruby. Sabina tells Lady Ruby she cannot many Frederick, because she is married already to Lord Sensitive, and even if it were not so, she could not marry him, for all his af- fections are with Lady Ruby ; this she dis- covers in the delirium of the young man, when his whole talk was about her lady- ship.
In the end Lord Sensitive avows himself the husband of Sabina, and Fred- erick marries his first love. He eats no fish, that is " he is no papist," " he is an honest man or one to be trusted. I do profess Fish and the Ring. Polycrates, being too fortunate, was advised to east away something he most highly prized, and threw into the sea an engraved gem of great value. A few days afterwards a fish came to his table, and in it was this very gem.
A certain queen, having formed an illicit attachment to a soldier, gave him a ring which had been the present of her husband. The king, being apprised there- of, got possession of the ring while the soldier was asleep, threw it into the sea, and then asked his queen to bring it him. Fitzjames and Roderick Dhu J. Roderick answers : " ' Have then thy wish!
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And he was answered from the hill; Wild as the scream of the curlew. From crag to crag the signal flew. Instant through copse and heath arose Bonnets and spears and bended bows ; On right, on left, above, below. Sprung tip at once the lurking foe ; From shingles grey their lances start. The bracken bush sends forth the dart; Tlje rushes and the willow wand Are bristling into axe and brand. And every tuft of broom gives life To plaided warrior armed for strife. That whistle garrisoned the glen At once with full five Imndred men. As if the yawning hill to heaven A subterranean host had given.
IVatching their leader's beck and will. All silent there they stood, and still. Kentigern and told him everything. The saint went to the Clyde, caught a salmon with the ring in its mouth, and gave it to the queen, who thus saved her character and her husband. This legend is told about the Glasgow arms.
Dunstan's Church, Stepney. The tale is that a knight,- hear- ing the cries of a woman in labor, knew that the infant was destined to become his wife. He tried to elude his destiny, and, when the infant had gi-own to woman- hood, threw a ring into the sea, command- ing the damsel never to see his face again tiU she could produce the ring which he had east away. In a few daj'S a cod-fish was caught, and the ring was found in its mouth.
The young woman producing the ring, the marriage was duly solemnized. Scott, The Abbot time, EUzabeth. Fishers The. Grandpa and Grandma Fisher live with daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in " The Ark " at Cedar- swamp. Grandpa is a retired sea-captain with a talent for tedious stories and a temper that is occasionally frayed. Grand- ma's face has, "besides large physical proportions, generosity, whole-hearted- ness and a world of sympathy.
He starts and looks guilty. She " opens her eyes at regular intervals," as though she had merely been closing them to engage in a few moments of silent prayer. Don Juan fancied he saw in the night the apparition of a monk, which produced such an effect on his looks and behavior as to excite at- tention. When the cause of his peturba- tion was known. Lady Adeline sang to him a tale purporting to explain the ap- parition ; but " her frolic grace " at night personated the ghost to carry on the joke. She was, however, discovered by Don Juan, who was resolved to penetrate the mystery.
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With this discovery the six- teenth and last book of Don Juan ends. Scott, Ivanhoe time, Richard I. Five Kings of France, the five direc- tors The five kings of France sit in their curule chairs with their flesh-colored breeches and regal mantles. The sword was made by Weyland, the Scandinavian Vulcan. Aygremont et de Vivian son Frere. A talkative neighbor of Dr.
Primrose, vicar of Wakefield. Moses Primrose marries one of his daughters. The Misses Flamborough, daughters of the farmer. Their homeliness contrasts weU with the flashy pretenders to fashion introduced by Squire Thornhill. Flame Lord , Johnson the jester and dramatist, author of Hurlo-Thrumbo, an extravaganza Frisk , a Cantab, nephew to Lord Totterly.
He is a young gentleman with a vivid imagina- tion, smaU income, and large debts. Selby, The Unfinished Gentleman. Scott, The Betrothed time, Henry H. She was twelve years a harlot, five years a wife, twelve years a thief, and eight years a convict in Virginia ; but ultimately she became rich, lived honestly, and died a penitent in the reign of Charles II. When Captain Loveit met him paying court to Miss Biddy Bel- law, he commanded the blustering coward to " deliver up his sword," and added : " Leave this house, change the color of your clothes and fierceness of your looks; appear from top to toe the very wretch thou art!
Garrick, Miss in Her Teens Fla'vius, the faithful, honest steward of Timon the man-hater. Fle'ance, in Shakespeare's Macbeth, is the son of Banquo, one of Duncan's trust- ed generals, and beloved and honored by Macbeth until the witches' prophecy promises him the crown for which Mac- beth has murdered the king. Macbeth resolves to destroy Banquo and his son, but while the father is murdered the son escapes, and the death-blow is given to Macbeth 's hope of an undisputed succes- sion. James was very proud of this descent from Shakespeare's Banquo, whose character was evidently drawn to flatter the king, since the Banquo of Hol- inshed's Chronicle, from which the main of the play is drawn, is Macbeth 's partner in the murder of Duncan.
As a poet his name stands on a level with Bavins and Maevius. Dry- den says of him Dryden, MFlecnoe He lost them sooner than at first. For why? Six gentlemen upon the road Thus seeing Gilpin fly. Worthington, Engraver With post-boy scamp' ring in the rear. They raised the hue and cry: — " Stop thief!
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