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FOOD-Pulse most Nutritious.
FOOL-Characteristic of a.
Is as dry as the remainder-biscuit
Being scarce made up,
The flesh-yielding qualities of all the pulse—
I mean, to man, he had not apprehension
And at the end of ten days their countenances
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.
Jones of Nayland. I
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.
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.
I find the fool when I behold the screen;
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.
FOP-Description of a.
A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see,
That kiss'd his hand away in courtesy;
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
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;
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.
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.
FORBEARANCE and TOLERATIONReasons for.
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.
FOREST SCENE-Pleasures of a.
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,
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,
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
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.
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.
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
With passions and o'ercomes, that man is arm'd
Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves; There is a nobleness of mind that heals Wounds beyond salves.