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FOOD-Pulse most Nutritious.

TOOL-Characteristic of an The flesh-yielding qualities of all the pulse

His brain or bean, pea, and lentil family—are very Is as dry as the remainder-biscuit notable, but by no means a modern discovery. After a voyage.

Shakspeare. If Esau paid dearly for his mess of pottage, he had at least the advantage of a bowlful of FOOL-HARDINESS. the very best vegetable foc: for the support Being scarce made up, of his fleshy, hairy body; inasmuch as Esau's I mean, to man, he had not apprehension “red pottage" was made of "lentils," as appears of roaring terrors; for the effect of judgment from Genesis xxv. 30–34. Listen, too, ye Is oft the cause of fear.

Ibid. patronisers of the "Arabic" Revelanta-Relevanta-Ervelanta-and all the other change FOOLS-Assumption of. ringing in the pulse—the pea, bean, and The greatest of fools is he who imposes on lentil-line, to the words of Daniel on this himself, and in his greatest concern thinks special subject :-“Prove thy servants, I be- certainly he knows that which he has least seech thee, ten days; and let them give us studied, and of which he is most profoundly pulse to eat and water to drink: then let our ignorant.

Shaftesbury. countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of FOOLS-advanced by Fortune. the portion of the king's meat. . . .

Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And at the end of ten days their countenances

And toss them
And toss them on

on the whirling wheels of appeared fairer and fatter in Flesh than all


Dryden the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion FOOLS-incapable of Improvement. of the meat and the wine that they should | Though thou shouldest brav a fool in al drink, and gave them pulse.” And thus, too,

mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will pulse appears to be “a dainty dish" not only | not his foolishness depart from him. Solomon. fit “to set before a king," but better than all the king's meat and all the king's wine! And, FOOLS-Rights of. moreover, with reference to modern chemical | People have no right to mala fools of

People have no right to make fools of themanalysis and its results, so far as regards this selves, unless they have no relations to blush precise description of food, and considering for them.

Haliburton. the difference between heat-giving, which, in fact, is a sort of fat-yielding material, and FOOLS-Solemn. actual solid flesh-yielding substance, how pecu- | What's the bent brow, or neck in thought liarly and strictly, and even chemically, correct reclined ! is the expression "fatter in flesh," when the The body's wisdom to conceal the mind. flesh-yielding, rather than the merely fal

| A man of sense can artifice disdain, yielding, quality of the food is considered!

As men of wealth may veuture to go plain;

Pocock. And be this truth eternal ne'er forgotFOOD-The Purpose of.

Solemnity's a cover for a sot. For what is food given? To enable us to I find the fool when I behold the screen; carry on the necessary business of life, and For 'tis the wise man's interest to be seen. that our support may be such as our work

Young. requires. This is the use of food. Man eats | FOOLS—Thievery of. and drinks that he may work, therefore, the Of all thieves fools are the worst; they rb idle man forfeits his right to his daily bread ; ) you of time and temper.

Goethe. and the apostle lays down a rule both just and natural, that "if any man will not work, FOP-Always the neither shall he eat:" but no sooner do we | Foppery is never cured; it is the bail fall into abuse and excess, then we are sure to stamina of the mind, which, like those of the suffer for it in mind and in body, either with body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb, sickness, or ill temper, or vicious inclinations,

| and always a coxcomb.

Jokasos. or with all of them at once. Man is enabled to work by eating what is sufficient; he is

FOP-Character of a. hindered from working, and becomes heavy, | A fop, who admires his person in a glass, idle, and stupid, if be take too much. As to soon enters into a resolution of making bis the bodily distempers that are occasioned by fortune by it, not questioning but every excess, there is no end of them.

woman that falls in his way will do him as Jones of Nayland. I much justice as himself.


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POP-Description of a.

FOP-Manners of a. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see,

He was perfumed like a milliner; Quite as absurd, tho' not so light as he :

And 'twixt his finger and his thumb be held A shallow brain behind a serious mask,

A pouncet-box, wbich ever and anon An oracle within an empty cask ;

He gave his nose; and still he smiled and

talked The solemn fop ; significant and fudge;

Shakspeare. A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. He says but little, and that little said

FOPS. (rares all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead.

Fops take a world of pains His wit invites you by his looks to come, To prove that bodies may exist sans brains; But when you knock it never is at home. The former so fantastically dress'd, Cooper. The latter's absence may be safely guess'd

Churchill. A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait:

FORBEARANCE-Christian. Afected, peevish, prim, and delicate;

Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right Pearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make, cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any Lest brutal breezes should too roughly shake man will sue thee at the law, and take away ! Its tender form, and sarage motion spread, thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. V'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red.

St. Matthew Churchill.

FORBEARANCE-Necessity of. In form so delicate, so soft his skin,

Use every man after his deserts, and who So fair in feature, and so smooth his chin, shall 'scape whipping.

Shakspeare. Quite to unman him nothing wants but this; Put him in coats, and he's a very miss. FORBEARANCE-towards Others.


It is a noble and great thing to cover the Touching dandies, let us consider, with

blemishes and to excuse the failings of a some scientific strictness, what a dandy

friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, specially is. A dandy is a clothes-wearing

and to display his perfections; to bury his mban,-a man whose trade, office, and existence

weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his consist in the wearing of clothes. Every

| virtues upon the house-top.

South. faculty of his soul, spirit, purse, and person, is

| FORBEARANCE and TOLERATIONheroically consecrated to this one object,

Reasons for. the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so

If the peculiarities of our feelings and that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress.

faculties be the effect of variety of excitement The all-importance of clothes, . . . .

through a diversity of organization, it should Las sprung up in the intellect of the dandy,

tend to produce in us mutual forbearance and without effort, like an instinct of genius : he

toleration. We should perceive how pearly is inspired with cloth, a poet of cloth.

impossible it is that persons should feel and Carlyle.

think exactly alike upon any subject. We

should not arrogantly pride ourselves upon ; A Concomb is ugly all over with the affec- our virtues and knowledge, nor condemn the tation of the fine gentleman.


errors and weakness of others, since they may

depend upon causes which we can neither POP-his own Maker.

produce nor easily counteract. No one, judging

from his own feelings and powers, can be Nature has sometimes made a fool ; but a aware of the kind or degree of temptation or cox comb is always of a man's own making

| terror, or the seeming incapacity to resist

Addison. them, which may induce others to deviate. POP-Manners of a.

Abernethy. FORCE-Ineffectiveness of. This is he That kiss'd his hand away in courtesy;

Who overcomes by force,


Hath overcome but half bis foe.
This is the ape of form, Monsieur the nice,
That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice
In honourable terms.

A barten-spirited fellow; one that feeds To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.
On objects, arts, and imitations. Shakshare.

Shakspeare. FOREST.



FORGIVENESS-Necessity of. The hawthorn whitens, and the juicy groves He that cannot forgive others, breaks the Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees; bridge over which he must pass himself; for Till the whole leafy forest stands display'd, every man has need to be forgiven. In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales,

Lord Herbert Where the deer rustle through the twining FORGIVENESS-to Others. brake,

It is in vain for you to expect, it is impuAnd the birds sing conceal'd. Thomson.

dent for you to ask of God forgiveness on your

own behalf, if you refuse to exercise this FOREST SCENE-Pleasures of a.

forgiving temper with respect to others. Sometimes outstretch'd in very idleness,

Hoardleg. Naught doing, saying little, thinking less, To view the leaves, their dances upon air,

You should forgive many things in others, Goeddying round; and small birds how they fare | but nothing in yourself.

Ausonite When mother Autumn fills their beaks with corn, Filch'd from the careless Amalthea's horn;

Humanity is never so beautiful as when pray. And how the wood-berries and worms provide | ing for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. Without their pains, when Earth hath naught

Richter beside To answer their small wants.

FORGIVENESS-Prerogative of.
To view the graceful deer come tripping by, To have the power to forgive,
Then stop and gaze, then turn they know not Is empire and prerogative,

And 'tis in crowus a nobler gem,
Like bashful younkers in society.

To grant a pardon than condemn, Butlet. To mark the structure of a plant or tree, And all fair things of earth, how fair they be ! FORGIVENESS-Spirit of.


Nothing is more moving to man than the FORETHOUGHT-Happiness of.

spectacle of reconciliation: our weaknesses Happy are those are thus indemnified, and are not too costly, That knowing, in their births, they are subject to being the price we pay for the hour of forgiveUncertain changes, are still prepared and arm's pess; and the archangel, who has never felt For either fortune : a rare principle,

anger, has reason to envy the man who sub And with much labour learn'd in wisdom's dues it. When thou forgivest, the man who school.

Massinger. has pierced thy heart stands to thee in the

relation of the sea-worm, that perforates the | FORGIVENESS-the Act of the Brave. shell of the mussel, which straightway closes The brave only know how to forgive-it is

the wound with a pearl.

Rickict. the most refined and generous pitch of virtue FORGIVENESS-a Necessary Virtue. human nature can arrive at. Cowards have

Man has an unfortunate readiness, in the done good and kind actions; cowards have

evil hour, after receiving an affront, to drar even fought, nay, sometimes conquered ; but a

together all the moon-spots on the other percoward never forgave-it is not in his nature;

son into an outline of shadow, and a night! the power of doing it flows only from a

piece, and to transform a single deed into a! strength and greatness of soul conscious of its

whole life ; and this only in order that he may | own force and security, and above all the little

thoroughly relish the pleasure of being angry. temptations of resenting every fruitless attempt

In love, he has fortunately the opposite faculty to interrupt its happiness.


of crowding together all the light parts and FORGIVENESS-Half a.

rays of its object into one focus, by means ot

the burning glass of imagination, and letting When a man but half forgives his enemy, it its sun burn without its spots; but he too is like leaving a bag of rusty nails to interpose generally does this only when the beloved and : between them,

Latimer. often censured being is already beyond the

skies. In order, however, that we should do ! FORGIVENESS – to be sought from

this sooner and oftener, we ought to act like! Heaven.

Wincklemann, but only in another way. As If you bethink yourself of any crime, he, namely, set aside a particular half-hour or Unreconciled, as yet, to Heaven and grace, each day for the purpose of beholding and Solicit for it straight.

Skakspeare. | meditating on his too happy existence is! FORGIVENESS.



| Rome, so we ought daily or weekly to dedicate at all events with enlargements, the path over | and sanctify a solitary hour for the purpose of widening itself as more travel it, till at last sanming up the virtues of our families, our there is a broad highway, whereon the whole wives, our children, and our friends, and view- world may travel and drive. Formulas all ing them in this beautiful crowded assemblage begin by being full of substance; you may of their good qualities. And, indeed, we call them the skin, the articulation into shape, should do so for this reason, that we may not into limbs and skin, of a substance that is forgive and love too late, when the beloved already there : they had not buen there otherbeings are already departed hence, and are wise. Idols, as we said, are not idolatrous till beyond our reach.

Richter, they become doubtful, empty for the worship

per's heart. Much as we talk against formulas, FORMALIST-The.

I hope no one of us is ignorant withal of the His house is as empty of religion as the high significance of true formulas ; that they white of an egg is of savour.

Bunyan. were, and will ever be, the indispensablest

furniture of our habitation in this world. PORMS-Dissolution of.

Carlyle. The dissolution of forms is no loss in the FORTITUDE. pati mass of matter.

To bear is to conquer our fate. Campbell.
FORMS-Utility of.

Of what use are forms, seeing at times they FORTITUDE-in Adversity.
an empty!-Of the same use as barrels, which

| Though Fortune's malice overthrow my state, at times are empty too.


My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. PORMULAS-Realities of.

Shakspeare. Pormulas, too, as we call them, have a | Let him not imagine, who aims at greatness, reality in human life. They are real as the that all is lost by a single adverse cast of very skin and muscular tissue of a man's life,

| fortune ; for if fortune has at one time the and a most blessed, indispensable thing, so

better of courage, courage may afterwards long as they have vitality withal, and are a

recover the advantage. He who is prepossessed Jag skiu and tissue to him! No man, or

with the assurance of overcoming, at least ! ! man's life, can go abroad and do business in

overcomes the fear of failure; whereas, he De the world without skin and tissues. No; first

who is apprehensive of losing, loses, in reality, of all, these have to fashion themselves, as

all hopes of subduing. Boldness and power mdeed they spontaneously and inevitably do. loan itself-and this is worth thinking of

are such inseparable companions, that they can harden into oyster-shell : all living objects

appear to be born together; and, when once

divided, they both decay and die at the same do by necessity form to themselves a skin.


Venn. FORMULAS–Utility of.


FORTITUDE-Armour of.
What we call formulas are not in their

Who fights onna bad; they are indispensably good. With passions and o'ercomes, that man is Turmala is method. habitude, found wherever

arm'd wan is found. Formulas fashion themselves With the best virtue,--passive fortitude. * patbs do, as beaten highways, leading

Webster. towards some sacred or high object, wbither

FORTITUDE-of a Christian. many men are bent. Consider it. One man, The fortitude of a Christian consists in Hal of beartfelt, earnest impulse, finds out a

patience, not in enterprises which the poets # of doing somewhat, were it of uttering his call heroic, and which are commonly reverence for the Highest, were it but !

effects of interest, pride, and worldly honour. 0. alle sluting his fellow-man. An inventor 1

Dryden. Sected to do that, -a poet; he has arti- FORTITUDE-in great Exploits. weated the dim struggling thought that dwelt

True fortitude is seen in great exploits, own and many hearts. This is his way that justice warrants and that wisdom guides. ing that; these are his footsteps, the

sequg of "a path.” And now soe: the FORTITUDE-Nobleness on.
a man travels naturally in the footsteps'.

It is the easiest method. In Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves;
ne foregoer; yet with im- There is a nobleness of mind that heals
ges, where such seem good; | Wounds beyond salves.



in his own and many of doing that; these

of his foregoer: it is the easiest the footsteps of his foregoer; y provetdents, changes, wbere such


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FORTITUDE-Perseverance in.

As a pine

A broken fortune is like a falling column; Rent from Eta's top by sweeping tempests, the lower it sinks, the greater weight it has Jointed again and made a mast, defies

to sustain.

Ooid Those angry winds that split him : so will I, Pieced to my never-failing strength and

FORTUNE-Caprices of. fortune,

| For herein Fortune shows herself more kind Steer through these swelling dangers ;

Than is her custom : it is still her use, Plough their prides up, and bear like thunder To let the wretched man outlive his wealth, Through their loudest tempest.

To view with hollow eye, and wrinkled brow,
Beaumont and Fletcher.
An age of poverty.

FORTUNE-Chances and Changes of.
But, prince, remember thou

A good man's fortune may grow out at heels. The vows, the noble uses of affliction;

Ibid. Preserve the quick humanity it gives, The pitying social sense of human weakness;

Fortune makes quick despatch, and in a day Yet keep thy stubborn fortitude entire,

May strip you bare as beggary itself. The manly heart that to another's woe

Cumberland. Is tender, but superior to its own. Learn to submit, yet learn to conquer fortune ; | Be ready for all changes in thy fortune : Attach thee firmly to the virtuous deeds

Be constant when they happen; but above all. And offices of life: to life itself,

Mostly distrust good fortune's soothing smile ; With all its vain and transient joys, sit loose.

There lurks the danger, though we least sus Ibid.

pect it : FORTITUDE-a Support in Sorrow. Hunt for no offices !- accept them offer'd! The human race are sons of sorrow born; But never to the wrong of suffering merit, And each must have its portion. Vulgar |

Or thy own virtue—there may chance a time minds

When by refusing honours you most gain them. Refuse, or crouch beneath their load; the

Havard, brave Bear theirs without repining. Mallet,

Who would trust slippery Chance ?

They that would make FORTITUDE-Virtues of.

Themselves her spoil, and foolishly forget With such unshaken temper of the soul,

| When she doth flatter, that she comes to prey. To bear the swelling tide of prosp'rous fortune,

Fortune thou hast no deity, if men Is to deserve that fortune : in adversity

Had wisdom; we have placed thee so bigh, The mind grows rough by buffeting tempests ; | By fond belief in thy felicity. Johnson. But, in success dissolving, sinks to ease, And loses all her firmness.

Rowe. There is nothing keeps longer than a mid.

| dling fortune, and nothing melts away sooner Thou hast been

than a great one. Poverty treads upon the As one in suffering all, that suffers nothing,

heels of great and unexpected riches. A man that fortune's buffets and rewards

La Bruyère. Has ta'en with equal thanks : and bless d are they

| On fickle wings the minutes baste, Whose blood and judgment mingled are so well, And Fortune's favours never last. Sereca. That they are not a pipe for Fortune's finger, To sound what stop she please. Shakspeare.

Fortune is like the market, where, many

times, if you can stay a little, the price will It is true fortitude to stand firm against

Bacus. All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die In fear to suffer more calamity. Massinger. Will Fortune never come with both hands full, FORTUNE-Acquisition of.

But write her fair words still in foulest letters!

She either gives a stomach and no food, Many have been ruined by their fortunes; Such are the poor in health ; or else a fenst, many have escaped ruin by the want of And takes away the stomach,-such the rich, fortune. To obtain it, the great have become That have abundance and enjoy it not. little, and the little, great. Zimmerman.



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