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FOOD-Pulse most Nutritious.

The flesh-yielding qualities of all the pulseor 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 focd 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-Relevanta-Ervelanta-and all the other changeringing in the pulse-the pea, bean, and lentil-line, to the words of Daniel on this special subject:-"Prove thy servants, I beseech 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. 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 peculiarly 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. As to the bodily distempers that are occasioned by excess, there is no end of them.

Jones of Nayland.

FOOL-Characteristic of a.
His brain
Is as dry as the remainder-biscuit
After a voyage.


Being scarce made up,

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.

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. Johnson. FOP-Character of a.

A fop, who admires his person in a glass, soon enters into a resolution of making his fortune by it, not questioning but every woman that falls in his way will do him as much justice as himself. Hughes

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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A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait:
Afected, peevish, prim, and delicate;
Fearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make,
Lest brutal breezes should too roughly shake
Its tender form, and savage motion spread,
O'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red.



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In form so delicate, so soft his skin,
So fair in feature, and so smooth his chin,
Quite to unman him nothing wants but this;
Put him in coats, and he's a very miss.


Touching dandies, let us consider, with some scientific strictness, what a dandy specially is. A dandy is a clothes-wearing man, a man whose trade, office, and existence consist in the wearing of clothes. Every faculty of his soul, spirit, purse, and person, is heroically consecrated to this one object,— the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress. The all-importance of clothes, has sprung up in the intellect of the dandy, without effort, like an instinct of genius: he is inspired with cloth, a poet of cloth.



A coxcomb is ugly all over with the affectation of the fine gentleman. Johnson.

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FOP-his own Maker.

Nature has sometimes made a fool; but a coxcomb is always of a man's own making.

FOP-Manners of a.

This is he
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 be held
A pouncet-box, which ever and anon

He gave his nose; and still he smiled and


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.

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 Addison. them, which may induce others to deviate.


FORCE-Ineffectiveness of.


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. FORBEARANCE and TOLERATION


Reasons for.

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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


Rome, so we ought daily or weekly to dedicate and sanctify a solitary hour for the purpose of summing up the virtues of our families, our wives, our children, and our friends, and viewing them in this beautiful crowded assemblage of their good qualities. And, indeed, we should do so for this reason, that we may not forgive and love too late, when the beloved beings are already departed hence, and are beyond our reach.



His house is as empty of religion as the white of an egg is of savour. Bunyan.

FORMS-Dissolution of.

The dissolution of forms is no loss in the Pliny.

mass of matter.

FORMS-Utility of.

Of what use are forms, seeing at times they are empty ?-Of the same use as barrels, which at times are empty too. Hare.

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 ofcan harden into oyster-shell: all living objects do by necessity form to themselves a skin. Carlyle,

FORMULAS-Utility of.

What we call formulas are not in their origin bad; they are indispensably good. Formula is method, habitude, found wherever man is found. Formulas fashion themselves as paths do, as beaten highways, leading towards some sacred or high object, whither many men are bent. Consider it. One man, fall of heartfelt, earnest impulse, finds out a way of doing somewhat, were it of uttering his scal's reverence for the Highest, were it but of fitly saluting his fellow-man. An inventor was needed to do that, -a poet; he has articalated 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.



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



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