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FOOD-Pulse most Nutritious.


FOOL-Characteristic of a.

His brain

Is as dry as the remainder-biscuit
After a voyage.

Being scarce made up,


The flesh-yielding qualities of all the pulse—
or bean, pea, and lentil family-are very
notable, but by no means a modern discovery.
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 food for the support
of his fleshy, hairy body; inasmuch as Esau's
"red pottage" was made of "lentils," as appears
from Genesis xxv. 30-34. Listen, too, ye
patronisers of the "Arabic" Revelanta-Rele-
vanta-Ervelanta -and all the other change-
ringing in the pulse-the pea, bean, and
lentil-line, to the words of Daniel on this
special subject:-"Prove thy servants, I be-
seech thee, ten days; and let them give us
pulse to eat and water to drink: then let our
countenances be looked upon before thee, and
the countenance of the children that eat of
the portion of the king's meat.

I mean, to man, he had not apprehension
Of roaring terrors; for the effect of judgment
Is oft the cause of fear.
FOOLS-Assumption of.

And at the end of ten days their countenances
appeared fairer and fatter in FLESH than all
the children which did eat the portion of the
king's meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion
of the meat and the wine that they should
drink, and gave them pulse." And thus, too,
pulse appears to be "a dainty dish" not only
fit "to set before a king," but better than all
the king's meat and all the king's wine! And,
moreover, with reference to modern chemical
analysis and its results, so far as regards this
precise description of food, and considering
the difference between heat-giving, which, in
fact, is a sort of fat-yielding material, and
actual solid flesh-yielding substance, how pecu-
liarly and strictly, and even chemically, correct
is the expression "fatter in flesh," when the
flesh-yielding, rather than the merely fat
yielding, quality of the food is considered!

FOOD-The Purpose of.


For what is food given? To enable us to carry on the necessary business of life, and that our support may be such as our work requires. This is the use of food. Man eats and drinks that he may work, therefore, the idle man forfeits his right to his daily bread; and the apostle lays down a rule both just and natural, that "if any man will not work, neither shall he eat:" but no sooner do we fall into abuse and excess, then we are sure to suffer for it in mind and in body, either with sickness, or ill temper, or vicious inclinations, or with all of them at once. Man is enabled to work by eating what is sufficient; he is hindered from working, and becomes heavy, idle, and stupid, if he take too much. the bodily distempers that are occasioned by excess, there is no end of them.

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The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in his greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and of which he is most profoundly ignorant. Shaftesbury.

FOOLS-advanced by Fortune.
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance,
And toss them on the whirling wheels of

FOOLS-incapable of Improvement.

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. Solomon. FOOLS-Rights of.

People have no right to make fools of themselves, unless they have no relations to blush for them.



What's the bent brow, or neck in thought

The body's wisdom to conceal the mind.
A man of sense can artifice disdain,
As men of wealth may venture to go plain;
And be this truth eternal ne'er forgot-
Solemnity's a cover for a sot.

I find the fool when I behold the screen;
For 'tis the wise man's interest to be seen.

FOOLS-Thievery of.

Of all thieves fools are the worst; they rob you of time and temper. Goethe FOP-Always a.

Foppery is never cured; it is the bad stamina of the mind, which, like those of the body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb, and always a coxcomb.

FOP-Character of a.


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FOP-Description of a.

A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see,
Quite as absurd, tho' not so light as he:
A shallow brain behind a serious mask,
An oracle within an empty cask;
The solemn fop; significant and fudge;
A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.
He says but little, and that little said
Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead.
His wit invites you by his looks to come,
But when you knock it never is at home.


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That kiss'd his hand away in courtesy;
This is the ape of form, Monsieur the nice,
That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice
In honourable terms.

A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On objects, arts, and imitations. Shakspeare.

FOP-Manners of a.

He was perfumèd like a milliner;

And 'twixt his finger and his thumb he held A pouncet-box, which ever and anon

He gave his nose; and still he smiled and talked. Shakspeare.


Fops take a world of pains

To prove that bodies may exist sans brains;
The former so fantastically dress'd,
The latter's absence may be safely guess'd.


Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

St. Matthew. FORBEARANCE-Necessity of.

Use every man after his deserts, and who shall 'scape whipping. Shakspeare.

FORBEARANCE-towards Others.

It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and to excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, and to display his perfections; to bury his weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his virtues upon the house-top. South.


If the peculiarities of our feelings and faculties be the effect of variety of excitement tend to produce in us mutual forbearance and through a diversity of organization, it should toleration. We should perceive how nearly impossible it is that persons should feel and think exactly alike upon any subject. We should not arrogantly pride ourselves upon our virtues and knowledge, nor condemn the errors and weakness of others, since they may depend upon causes which we can neither produce nor easily counteract. No one, judging from his own feelings and powers, can be aware of the kind or degree of temptation or terror, or the seeming incapacity to resist them, which may induce others to deviate.

FORCE-Ineffectiveness of.


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FOREST SCENE-Pleasures of a.
Sometimes outstretch'd in very idleness,
Naught doing, saying little, thinking less,
To view the leaves, their dances upon air,
Go eddying round; and small birds how they fare
When mother Autumn fills their beaks with corn,
Filch'd from the careless Amalthea's horn;
And how the wood-berries and worms provide
Without their pains, when Earth hath naught

To answer their small wants.

To view the graceful deer come tripping by, Then stop and gaze, then turn they know not why,

Like bashful younkers in society.

To mark the structure of a plant or tree,
And all fair things of earth, how fair they be!

FORETHOUGHT-Happiness of.

Happy are those, That knowing, in their births, they are subject to Uncertain changes, are still prepared and arm'd For either fortune: a rare principle, And with much labour learn'd in wisdom's school. Massinger. FORGIVENESS-the Act of the Brave. The brave only know how to forgive-it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at. Cowards have done good and kind actions; cowards have even fought, nay, sometimes conquered; but a coward never forgave-it is not in his nature; the power of doing it flows only from a strength and greatness of soul conscious of its own force and security, and above all the little temptations of resenting every fruitless attempt to interrupt its happiness. Sterne. FORGIVENESS-Half a.

When a man but half forgives his enemy, it is like leaving a bag of rusty nails to interpose between them. Latimer. FORGIVENESS to be sought from Heaven.

If you bethink yourself of any crime,
Unreconciled, as yet, to Heaven and grace,
Solicit for it straight.


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Nothing is more moving to man than the spectacle of reconciliation: our weaknesses are thus indemnified, and are not too costly, being the price we pay for the hour of forgiveness; and the archangel, who has never felt anger, has reason to envy the man who subdues it. When thou forgivest, the man who has pierced thy heart stands to thee in the relation of the sea-worm, that perforates the shell of the mussel, which straightway closes the wound with a pearl. Richter.

FORGIVENESS-a Necessary Virtue.

Man has an unfortunate readiness, in the evil hour, after receiving an affront, to draw together all the moon-spots on the other person into an outline of shadow, and a nightpiece, and to transform a single deed into a thoroughly relish the pleasure of being angry. whole life; and this only in order that he may In love, he has fortunately the opposite faculty of crowding together all the light parts and rays of its object into one focus, by means of the burning glass of imagination, and letting its sun burn without its spots; but he too generally does this only when the beloved and often censured being is already beyond the skies. In order, however, that we should do this sooner and oftener, we ought to act like Wincklemann, but only in another way. As he, namely, set aside a particular half-hour or each day for the purpose of beholding and meditating on his too happy existence in

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FORMULAS-Realities of.

Formulas, too, as we call them, have a reality in human life. They are real as the very skin and muscular tissue of a man's life, and a most blessed, indispensable thing, so long as they have vitality withal, and are a living skin and tissue to him! No man, or man's life, can go abroad and do business in the world without skin and tissues. No; first of all, these have to fashion themselves, as indeed they spontaneously and inevitably do. Foam itself-and this is worth thinking of can harden into oyster-shell: all living objects do by necessity form to themselves a skin.

FORMULAS-Utility of.


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was needed to do that, -a poet; he has articulated the dim struggling thought that dwelt in his own and many hearts. This is his way of doing that; these are his footsteps, the beginning of a path." And now see: the second man travels naturally in the footsteps of his foregoer: it is the easiest method. In the footsteps of his foregoer; yet with improvements, changes, where such seem good;


at all events with enlargements, the path ever widening itself as more travel it, till at last there is a broad highway, whereon the whole world may travel and drive. Formulas all begin by being full of substance; you may call them the skin, the articulation into shape, into limbs and skin, of a substance that is already there: they had not been there otherwise. Idols, as we said, are not idolatrous till they become doubtful, empty for the worshipper's heart. Much as we talk against formulas, I hope no one of us is ignorant withal of the high significance of true formulas; that they were, and will ever be, the indispensablest furniture of our habitation in this world. FORTITUDE.


To bear is to conquer our fate. Campbell.

FORTITUDE-in Adversity.

Though Fortune's malice overthrow my state, My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. Shakspeare.

Let him not imagine, who aims at greatness, that all is lost by a single adverse cast of fortune; for if fortune has at one time the better of courage, courage may afterwards recover the advantage. He who is prepossessed with the assurance of overcoming, at least overcomes the fear of failure; whereas, he who is apprehensive of losing, loses, in reality, all hopes of subduing. Boldness and power are such inseparable companions, that they appear to be born together; and, when once divided, they both decay and die at the same


FORTITUDE-Armour of.

Who fights


With passions and o'ercomes, that man is arm'd

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Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves; There is a nobleness of mind that heals Wounds beyond salves.


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