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At what a sailor suffers. Fancy, too,
Nor altars, save the pure one of the heart. Delusive most where warmest wishes are, Nor tombs, except for sorrow; and no tears! Would oft anticipate his glad return,
There is a world, O God, where human lips And dream of transports she was not to know. May say, Farewell! no more. Dilnot Sladder.
Cowper. FANCY-Indulgence of.
I never spoke the word farewell! Fancy and humour, early and constantly But with an utterance faint and broken; indulged, may expect an old age overrun with | A heart-sick yearning for the time follies.
Caroline Boxles. FAREWELL-to my Native Land.
FASCINATION-Bewitchments of. Adieu, adieu ! my native shore
She's outwardly Fades o'er the waters blue;
All that bewitches sense, all that entices; The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar,
Nor is it in our virtue to uncharm it. And shrieks the wild sea-mew.
Beaumont. Yon sun that sets upon the sea
| Yes, I must speak. My secret would have My native land-good night. Byron.
Even with the heart it wasted, as a brand FAREWELL-Anguish associated with
Fades in the dying flame, whose life it cherish'd; the Word.
But that no human bosom can withstand But still her lips refused to say "Farewell !"
Thee, wondrous lady!
Shelley. For in that word—that fatal word-howe'er
FASHION-Fop of. We promise-hope-believe—there breathes despair.
Ibid. | A fop of fashion is the mercer's friend;
The tailor's fool, and his own foe. Lavater. , When eyes are beaming What never tongue might tell,
FASHION-Influence of. When tears are streaming
As the world leads, we follow. Seneca. From their crystal cell; When hands are linked that dread to part, FASHION-Man of. And heart is met by throbbing heart, Oh! bitter, bitter is the smart
Of all useless beings, the mere man of fashion Of them that bid farewell !
is perhaps the most useless; and, of all modes
of living, the most idle and unsatisfactory is When hope is chidden,
the life of those who spend their days in am. That fain of bliss would tell,
bitious endeavours to maintain themselves in a And love forbidden
higher position of society than their station In the breast to dwell;
and their attainments warrant. Gresley. When fetter'd by a viewless chain, We turn and gaze, and turn again,
Be neither too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it; nor at any time in the extremes of it.
Larater. The bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships,
See the wild purchase of the bold and rain, i
of the age, the tone of fashion, with rigorous How powerful thou art, how strong to move The hidden strings that guide us puppet mortals!
simplicity and modest courage. Lavater. Pass-word of memory- of by-gone day
FASHION-Use of. Thou everlasting epitaph-is there A land in which thou hast uo dwelling place ? | Fashion-aword which knaves and fools may use Wherein may be nor pageantry nor pride, | Their knavery and folly to excuse. Churchill.
malicious falsehood. Beckford, of Fonthill, Without depth of thought, or earnestness
demanded that life should be thrice winnowed of feeling, or strength of purpose, living an
for his use ; but what was his life? Louis XIV. unreal life, sacrificing substance to show, sub was "insolently nice" in some things; what stituting the fictitious for the natural, mistaking was he in others? If we observe a person a crowd for society, finding its chief pleasure proud of a reputation for fastidiousness, we in ridicule, and exhausting its ingenuity in ex
shall always find that the egotism which is its pedients for killing time, fashion is among the
life will at times lead him to say or do somelast influences under which a human being who thing disgusting. We need expect from such respects himself, or who comprehends the people no delicate, silent self-sacrifice, no tender great end of life, would desire to be placed watching for others' tastes or needs, no graceful W. Ellery Channing.
yielding up of privileges in unconsidered trifles, FASHION-Variableness of.
on which wait no "flowing thanks." They may Fasbions that are now call'd new
be kind and obliging to a certain extent, but | Have been worn by more than you;
when the service required involves anything Elder times have worn the same,
disagreeable, anything offensive to the taste Though the new ones got the name.
on which they pride themselves, we must apply Middleton.
elsewhere. Their fineness of nature sifts com
mon duties, selecting for practice only those Our dress, still varying, nor to forms confined,
which will pass tbe test; and conscience is not Shifts like the sands, the sport of every wind.
hurt, for unsuspected pride has given her a Propertius. bribe.
Mrs. Kirkland. FASHIONABLE LIFE-Stiff Formali.
FATE-Disbelief in. ties of. There is a set of people whom I cannot
Fate hath no voice but the heart's impulses. bear-the pinks of fashionable propriety,
FATE-Hand of. whose every word is precise, and whose every movement is unexceptionable; but who, though But now the hand of Fate is on the curtain, Tersed in all the categories of polite behaviour, And gives the scene to light. bave not a particle of soul or cordiality about them. We allow that their manners may be
FATE-Hidden. abundantly correct. There may be elegance But God has wisely hid from human sight in every gesture, and gracefulness in every The dark decrees of future fate, position; not a smile out of place, and not a And sown their seeds in depth of night: step that would not bear the measurement of He laughs at all the giddy turns of state, the severest scrutiny. This is all very fine; | When mortals search too soon, and fear too but what I want is the heart and gaiety of late.
Ibid. social intercourse; the frankness that spreads Esse and animation around it; the eye that FATE-Impatience at. speaks affability to all, that chases timidity from Yet 'tis the curse of mighty winds oppress'd, every bosom, and tells every man in the com.
To think what their state is, and what it pans to be confident and happy. This is what
should be: I conceive to be the virtue of the text, and
Impatient of their lot, they reason fiercely, Dot tbe sickening formality of those who walk
And call the laws of Providence unequal. by rule, and would reduce the whole of human
Rowe. life to a wire-bound system of misery and FATE-Eternal Justice of. constraints
And therefore wert thou bred to virtuous
And therefore FASTIDIOUSNESS-Definition of.
And wisdom early planted in thy soul, Pastidiousness is the envelope of indelicacy.
| That thou mightst know to rule thy fiery Haliburton.
passions, FASTIDIOUSNESS-Inconsistency in. To bind their rage, and stay their headlorg
Like other things spurious, fastidiousness is I course; often inconsistent with itself: the coarsest | To bear with accidents, and every change things are done, the cruellest things said, by of various life; to struggle with adversity; , the most fastidious people. Horace Walpole was To wait the leisure of the righteous gods | a proverb of epicurean particularity of taste; | Till they, in their own good appointed hour, yet none of the vulgarians whom he vilified Shall bid thy better days come forth at once, had a keener relish for a coarse allusion or a | A long and shining train; till thou, well pleased,
Shalt bow, and bless thy fate, and say the which, if destroyed and consumed upon the gods are just.
Rowe. place where they grow, enrich and improve it
more than if none had ever sprung there. FATE-Stroke of.
Seift. Fate steals along with ceaseless tread,
FAULTS-Reminding of. And meets us oft when least we dread;
It's only your friends and your enemies that Frowns in the storm with threatening brow, tell you of your faults.
Haliburton. Yet in the sunshine strikes the blow. Cowper.
FAVOURITES-Evils of. How easy 'tis, when destiny proves kind, How gross your avarice, eating up whole With full-spread sails to run before the wind; families ! But they who 'gainst stiff sales laveering go, How vast are your corruptions and abuse Must be at once resolved and skilful too. of the king's ear! At which you hang s
pendant, FATE and NECESSITY.
Not to adorn, but ulcerate; while the honest A strict belief in fate, is the worst of Nobility, like pictures in the arras, slavery; imposing upon our necks an everlast- Serve only for court ornaments; if they speak, ing lord, or tyrant, whom we are to stand in 'Tis when you set their tongues; which you awe of, night and day: on the other hand, wind up there is some comfort, that God will be moved | Like clocks, to strike at just the hour you by our prayers; but this imports an inexorable please.
FEAR-Absurdity of. All things are in fate, yet all things are not
There needs no other charm, nor conjurer, decreed by fate.
To raise infernal spirits up, but fear,
That makes men pull their horns in like a God over-rules all mutinous accidents, brings
snail, them under his laws of fate, and makes them
That's both a prisoner to itself, and jail; all serviceable to his purpose. Antoninus.
Draws more fantastic shapes than in the
grains What must be, shall be; and that which is Of knotted wood, in some men's crazy brains, a necessity to him that struggles, is little more | When all the cocks they think they see, and tban choice to him that is willing. Seneca. bulls,
Are only in the insides of their skulls. Butler. We should consider, that though we are tied
FEAR-Agony of. to the chains of fate, there are none but rational creatures have the privilege of moving
Oh! that fear freely, and making necessity a choice; all other
When the heart longs to know, what it is things are forced onward, and dragged along
death to hear.
Croly. to their doom.
FEAR-Beginnings of. FATHERS-Theological Use of the. In politics, what begins in fear usually ends Some divines make the same use of fathers in folly.
Coleridge. and councils, as our beaux do of their canes, not for support or defence, but mere ornament In morals, what begins in fear usually ends and show; and cover themselves with fine cob- in wickedness; in religion, wbat begins in web distinctions, as Homer's gods did with a fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either cloud.
Hughes. as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
Mrs. Jamesoa. FAULT-Finding.
Just as you are pleased at finding faults, FEAR-Characteristics of. you are displeased at finding perfections.
Fear is the last of ills:
In time we hate that which we often fear. FAULTS-Advantage of Overcoming.
Shakspeare It is not so much the being exempt from faults, as the having overcome them, that is I feel my sinews slacken'd with the fright, an advantage to us; it being with the follies And a cold sweat trills down all o'er my limbs. of the mind, as with the weeds of a field, As if I were dissolving into water. Dryden.
FEAR-Troubles of. Pear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. The thing in the world I am most afraid of
Sewell. is fear, and with good reason, that passion
alone in the trouble of it exceeding all other The weakness we lament, ourselves create. accidents.
Montaigne. Instructed from our infant years to court, With counterfeited fears, the aid of man, FEAR-Without. We learn to sbudder at the rustling breeze,
Upon earth there is not his like, who is Start at the light, and tremble in the dark;
made without fear.
Job. · Til affectation, ripening to belief, Abd folly, frighted at her own chimeras, FEARS-Absurdity of. Habitual cowardice usurps the soul. Johnson.
Who would believe what strange bugbears
Mankind creates itself, of fears,
That spring like fern, that insect weed,
Equivocally, without seed,
And have no possible foundation,
But merely in th' imagination ? Pear is often concealed by a show of daring.
And yet can do more dreadful feats
Lucan. Than hags, with all their imps and teats; FEAR-Definition of.
Make more bewitch and haunt themselves
Than all their nurseries of elves.
'Tis hard t unriddle which is which. Butler. FEAR-Effect of.
Tbere's no want of meat, sir;
Shakspeare. | Portly and curious viands are prepared,
To please all kinds of appetites. Massinger. FEAR-Evils of.
FEASTING-consists not in Feeding. Fear naturally represses invention, bene
| It is not the quantity of the meat but the Tolence, ambition ; for, in a nation of slaves, ! as in the despotic governments of the East, to
cheerfulness of the guests, which makes the abour after fame is to be a candidate for
Lord Clarendon. canger.
FEASTING-the Way to the Heart. PEAB-Influence of.
The turnpike-road to people's hearts, I find,
Lies through their mouths : or I mistake Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and
Dr. Warton. sometimes nails them to the ground, and fetters them from moving. Montaigne. FEASTING-none without Peace.
Where there is no peace there is no feast. There is a virtuous fear, which is the effect of
Lord Clarendon. faith ; and there is a vicious fear, which is the FEASTING-Public. product of doubt. The former leads to hope
'Twas at a public feast-and public day, as relying on God, in whom we believe : the
Quite full-right dull-guests hot, and dishes latter inclines to despair, as not relying on
cold; God, in whom we do not believe. Persons of
Great plenty-much formality-small cheer, the one character fear to lose God; persons of the other character fear to find him. Pascal.
And everybody out of their own sphere.
FEATURES. FEAR-cast out by Love.
Features—the great soul's apparent seat. There is no fear in love; but perfect love
Bryant. casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. FEATURES-Hereditary.
St. John. FEAR-Painfulness of.
A peculiar thickness of the under lip has
been hereditary in the Imperial House of Pear is far more painful to cowardice, than Hapsburgh ever since the marriage, some death to true courage. Sir Philip Sidney. centuries ago, with the Polish family of FEATURES.
Jagellon, whence it came. In our own royal living light of a higher heaven, which never family a certain fulness of the lower and more will leave us in utter darkness, but lend lateral parts of the face is conspicuous in the a steady beam to guide our path. Miss A ustimo portraits of the whole series of sovereigns from George I. to Victoria, and has been FEELINGS-Inexplicability of the. equally marked in other members of the family. The females of the ducal house of
| Some feelings are quite untranslatable; no Gordon have long been remarkable for a pecu
language has yet been found for them. They liar elegant conformation of the neck. The
gleam upon us beautifully throagh the dim
twilight of fancy, and yet when we bring them Clackmannanshire Bruces, who are descended
close to us, and hold them up to the light of from a common stock with the famous Robert Bruce of Scotland, are said to have that
reason, lose their beauty all at once, as glowstrongly-marked form of the cheekbones and
worms, which gleam with such a spiritual light jaws which appears on the coins of that heroic
| in the shadows of evening, when brought in monarch, as it did in his actual face when his
| where the candles are lighted, are found to be bones were disinterred at Dunfermline, about
only worms, like so many others. Longfellow. thirty years ago. The prevalent tallness of the inhabitants of Potsdam, many of whom
FEELINGS-Influence of the. are descended from the guards of Frederick I.; There are, certainly, moments in life when, the Spanish features observable in the people though we may wish, may labour, to be of the county of Galway, in which, some cen common-place in our sensations, and matter. turies ago, several Spanish settlements were of-fact in our conduct, we cannot succeed. A made; and the hereditary beauty of the tide of feeling will rush upon us, too powerful women of Prague-are well-known facts which for the dikes and mounds raised up by reason have frequently attracted the attention of and philosophy. Our minds sink under the chronologists. The burgesses of Rome (the flood of weakness, if it be so, which flors most invariable portion of every population) warmly over, impregnating, and probably exhibit at the present day precisely the same purifying, every thought; for these moments type of face and form as their ancestors, whose may surely be considered as our best, the true busts may be seen carved in relief on the intervals of enjoyment, when we throw off the ancient sarcophagi; and the Jewish physiog thraldom of social restrictions, and revel alone nomies portrayed upon the sepulchral monu in a boundless realm of freedom and romance. ments of Egypt are identical with those which It is at such times that the imagination fixes may be observed among modern Jews in the on some object with an interest more than streets of any of our great cities. Mantell. real,-an exaggerated intensity, creating an
atmosphere around, and giving to the meanest FEELING-Debasing.
things within its influence a character not Who can all sense of others' ills escape,
properly their own, as the fragrance of the rose Is but a brute, at best, in human shape. Tate.
envelops, and might seem to breathe from, the
veriest weed that crawls beneath it. Grattar. FEELING-Over-sensibility of.
To feel is amiable: but to feel too keenly is The kind heart speaks with words so kindly injurious both to mind and body; and a habit |
sweet, of giving way to sensibility, which we should | That kindred hearts the catching tones repeat: endeavour to regulate, though not to eradicate,
And love, therewith, his soft sigh gently blendmay end in a morbid weakuess of mind, which may appear to romantic persons very gentle
Makes pleasing harmony; thus softly sending and very interesting, but will undoubtedly
Its passing cheer across the stilly main, render its victims very useless in society. Our
While in the sounding water dips the oar, feelings were given us to excite to action, and
And glad response bursts from the nearing shore, when they end in themselves, they are im
Comes to our ears the home-bound seamen's pressed to no one good purpose that I know of.
strain, Bishop Sandford.
Who from the lofty deck hail their own land FEELING-Transiency of.
Joanna Baillie Feeling is in its very nature transient. It is
FEELINGS-without Vigorous Roason. at best the meteor's blaze, shedding strong but momentary day; while principle, the true Fine feelings, without vigour of reason, are i principle, be it faint at first, as the star whose in the situation of the extreme feathers of a ray hath newly reached our earth, is yet the peacock's tail-dragging in the mud. Foster.