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is half the length of the body. This species, ducting him. When leading out to the deld, which grows to the size of a wolf, and even they put him in a cage and carry him on a cart. larger, inhabits the hottest parts of South America, When the game is sprung, they open the door of from the isthmus of Darien to Buenos Ayres. the cage; he instantly springs towards the animal, It is fierce, and destructive to man and beast. often seizes him in a few bounds, throws him to Like the tiger, it plunges its head into the body the ground, and strangles him. But if he happens of its prey, and sucks out the blood before it to miss his aim, he becomes mad with rage, and devours it. It makes a great noise in the night, sometimes falls upon his master, who, to prevent like the howling of a hungry dog; and is very such accidents, generally carries along with him cowardly. It is easily put to fight, either by pieces of flesh, or perhaps a lamb or a kid, which the shepherds' dogs, or by a lighted torch, being he throws to him in order to appease his fury. very fearful of fire. It lies in ambush near the The ancients were well acquainted with these sides of rivers.
animals. Scaurus exhibited at one time 150 F. pardalis, the Mexican panther, or ocelot of panthers; Pompey the Great 410; Augustus, Buffon, has its head, back, upper part of the 420. Probably they thinned the coasts of Maucump, and tail, of a bright tawny; a black stripe ritania of these animals, but they still swarm in extending along the top of the back, from head the southern parts of Guinea. Oppian describes to tail; and, from the nostrils to the corners of two species of panthers, a large and a small one; the eyes, there also runs a stripe of black : the the first of which has a shorter tail than the
h, marked lengthways with long smaller, and may possibly be this kind. An anistripes of black, hollow and tawny in the middle, mal of this species is found in Bukharia, called in which are sprinkled some small black spots; there Babr; it is seven feet long, very destructhe legs are whitish, varied with small black tive to horses, and even camels; the skin is fine, spots; and the tail is also varied with small spots and valued in Russia at £1 sterling. In China pisar its base, and larger near the end, which is there is a most remarkable kind, called there black. It is above four times the size of a large louchu, whose skins sell at £6 sterling a-piece. cat, and strongly made. It inhabits Mexico, These skins equal those of the old continent in California, the neighbourhood of Carthagena, and beauty and size. Though Buffon denies the Brasil
. It lives in the mountains; and is very panther to be an inhabitant of America, yet voracious, but fearful of mankind; preying on Pennant is of opinion that the same, or a variety young calves, and different sorts of game. It at least, inhabits that country. lurks amidst the leaves of trees; and sometimes F. serval, the serval, has the upper part of the wili extend itself along the boughs as if dead, body of a dusky color, interspersed with round till the monkeys, tempted by their natural black spots; the belly and the orbits of the eyes curiosity, approaching to examine it, become its' are white. This animal, which is very fierce prey.
and untameable, inhabits the woods in the F. pardus, the panther, is about the size of a mountainous parts of India and Thibet ; where large dog, and has a great resemblance to a do- it lives in trees and breeds in them. It scarcely mestic cat.
The tongue is rough, and remarka ever descends on the ground; but leaps with bly red; the teeth are strong and sharp; the great agility from tree to tree. It is called by skin is exceedingly beautiful, being of a yellow ihe natives of Malabar the maraputé, by the of bright tawny color, variegated with roundish Portuguese the serval. black spots, and the hair is short. Each spot is F. tigrina, the margay of Buffon, about the composed of four or five small spots, with a size of a common cat. The upper part of the single spot in the centre. He has a cruel and head, the neck, back, sides, shoulders, and ferocious aspect; his motions are brisk and lively; thighs, are of a bright tawny color; the face is his cry resembles the growi of an enraged dog, striped downwards with black: the shoulders but is more strong and rough. The panther in- and body are marked with stripes and oblong babits Africa, from Barbary to the remotest parts large black spots: the legs with small spots: the of Guinea. This species is next in size to the thighs are whitish spotted with black: the tail is tiger; next to it in cruelty, and its general en- very long, marked with black, tawny and gray. mity to the animal creation: it is to Africa what It inhabits South America, where it lives on the the former is to Asia, with this alleviation, that feathered game and on poultry. It is untameit prefers the flesh of brutes to that of mankind; able. It makes a noise like the common cat; but, when pressed with hunger, attacks every liv- lives much in trees; it is very active and goes ing creature without distinction. Its manner of by bounds or leaps. It brings forth in all sea taking its prey is the same with that of the tiger, sons of the year, in hollow trees, and has two a. always by surprise, either lurking in thickets a time. of creeping on its belly till it comes within reach; F. tigris, the tiger, according to some authors it will also climb up trees in pursuit of monkeys is larger, and according to others somewhat and smaller animals, so that none are secure from less, than the lion. M. de la Landemagon asits attacks. He is not so perfectly ungovernable sures us, that he has seen a tiger in the East 2s the tiger : but, notwithstanding all attempts Indies fifteen feet long, including undoubtedly to render bim obedient and tractable, he may the length of the tail, which, supposing it to be rather be said to be subdued than tamed; for he four feet, makes the body of the tiger about bever entirely loses his natural ferocity. Accord- eleven feet in length. The skeleton preserved in ingly, when kept with a view to the hunting of the ci-devant royal cabinet at Paris, indicates bucks
, goats, or other animals, great care is ne- that the animal was about seven feet long from cessary in training him, ar.d still greater in con- the point of the muzzle to the origin of the tail; VOL. IX.
but then it must be considered, that he was like the hog, loves to wallow n the mire; and, caught young, and lived all his days in confine on that account, frequents the banks of rivers; ment. The head of the tiger is large and the tiger, to quench his raging thirst, is met with roundish; and the ears are short, and at a great in places contiguous to them. Pliny has been distance from each other, The form of the often censured by the moderns, for calling the body has a great resemblance to that of the tiger animal tremendæ velocitatis; they allow it panther. The skin is of a darkish yellow color great agility in its bounds, but deny its swiftness striped with long black streaks; the hair is in pursuit. Two travellers of authority, howshort, excepting on the sides of the head, where ever, both eye-witnesses, confirm whai Pliny it is about four inches long. The point of the says: the one indeed only mentions in general tail is black, and the rest of it is interspersed its vast fleetness; the other saw a trial between with black rings.
His legs and claws resemble one and a swift horse, whose rider escaped those of the lion, only the legs are much shorter merely by getting amidst a circle of armed men. in proportion to the size of the animal. The The chase of this animal was a favorite divertiger is more ferocious and savage than the lion. sion with the great Cam-hi, the Chinese moAlthough gorged with carnage, his thirst for narch, in whose company Mr. Bell, and father blood is not appeased; he seizes and tears in Gerbillon, saw these proofs of the tiger's speed. pieces a new prey with equal fury and rapacity, The tiger, according to Mr. Pennant, is peculiar the very moment after devouring a former one; to Asia; and is found as far north as China and he lays waste the country he inhabits; he nei- Chinese Tartary, and about lake Aral and the ther dreads the aspect nor the weapons of men; Altaic mountains. It inhabits Mount Ararat and slaughters whole troops of domestic animals; Hyrcania, famous of old for wild beasts; but the and attacks young elephants, rhinoceroses, &c., greatest numbers, the largest, and the most cruel, and sometimes even braves the lion himself. are met with in India and its islands. In SuThe tiger seems to have no other instinct, but a matra the natives are so infatuated that they constant thirst after blood, a blind fury which seldom kill them, having a notion that they are knows no bounds or distinction, and which often animated by the souls of their ancestors. The stimulates him to devour his own young, and to tiger has always been more rare than the lion; tear the mother in pieces for endeavouring to de- though the female brings forth an equal number fend them. He lies in wait on the banks of of young, viz. four or five at a litter. The female rivers, &c., where the heat of the climate obliges is furious at all times; but, when her young other animals to repair for drink. Here he attempted to be taken from her, her rage is reseizes his prey, or rather multiplies his mas- doubled: she braves every danger: she pursues sacres; for he no sooner kills one animal, than the ravishers, who are obliged, when hard he flies with equal fury upon the next, plunges pressed, to daad one of the young in order to rehis head into their bodies and drinks their tard her mo on; she stops, takes it up,
and blood. However, when he kills a large animal, as carries it into some secret part of the forest; a horse or buffalo, he sometimes does not tear out but she instantly returns and pursues the hunters the entrails on the spot, but, to prevent any inter- into their villages or boats. · The tiger moves ruption, drags off the whole carcase to the wood, the skin of his face, grinds his teeth, and roars, with incredible swiftness. This is a sufficient like the lion; but the sound of his voice is difspecimen of the strength of this rapacious ani- ferent. mal. Neither indulgence nor restraint can F. uncia, the ounce, is less than the panther; tame the tiger. He is equally irritated with good the tail is longer; the hair is likewise longer, and as with bad treatment: he tears the hand which of a whitish-gray color, marked with irregular nourishes him with equal fury as that which ad- black spots. The ounce is easily tamed; and is ministers blows: he roars and is enraged at the employed in hunting in several parts of Asia, sight of every living creature. There is a sort were dogs are very scarce. He has not the deof cruelty in bis devastations, unknown to the licate scent of a dog; does not trace other anilion; as well as a cowardliness in his sudden mals by the smell; neither can he run them retreat on any disappointment. I was in- down in a fair chase; but lies in wait for their formed,' says Pennant, by very good authority, approach, and then darts upon them unawares. that, in the beginning of this century, some gen- He leaps so nimbly, that he easily clears a ditch tlemen and ladies, being on a party of pleasure, or a wall several feet high; he often climbs trees, under a shade of trees, on the bank of a river waits till some animal passes, and instantly leaps in Bengal, observed a tiger preparing for its upon them. This method of catching their prey; fatal spring; one of the ladies, with amazing is practised by the panther and leopard, as well presence of mind, laid hold of an umbrella, and
as by the ounce.
The ounce inhabits Barbary, furled it full in the animal's face, which instantly Persia, Hyrcania, and China; from which last retired, and gave the company an opportunity of place the skins are brought into Russia, and removing from so terrible a neighbour. Another sold for 20s. a-piece. It is an animal of a more party had not the same good fortune: a tiger gentle and mild nature than most of the predarted among them while they were at dinner, ceding. It is like the F. leopardus, used for the seized on one gentlemen, carried him off, and he chace of antelopes, and even hares; but, instead never was more heard of. There is in some
of being conveyed in a waggon, is carried on the parts of India a popular notion, that the rhino- crupper on horseback. It is under as much ceros and the tiger are in friendship, because command as a setting-dog; returns at the least they are often found near each other. But Mr. call, and jumps up behind its master.
This Pennant says, the fact is, that the rhinoceros, animal is supposed to be the παρδαλις ολιγοτερα, ,
or less panther of Oppian, and the panthera of Proud' Arcite and fiorce Palamon,
In mortal battle, doubliug blow on blow;
Like lightning Damed their falchions to and fro, Fellness, 11. s. Teut. and Belg fel. Cruel; And shot a dreadful gleam ; so strong they struck, FELLY, adj. barbarous; savage; atro
There seemed less force required to fell an oak.
I felled along a man of bearded face, Soone meete they both; both fell and furious,
His limbs all covered with a shining case. That daunted with their forces hideous
The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade, Their steeds doe stagger, and amazed stand.
And the whispering sound of the cool colonnade : Spenser's Faerie Queene.
The winds play no longer and sing in the leaves, When his brother saw the red blood trail
Nor Ouse in his bosom their image receives. Couper. Adown so fast, and all his armour steep,
FELL. See FALL. For very fellness loud he'gan to weep.
Fell (Dr. John), a learned English divine, Fair ye be sure, but cruel and unkind; As is a tyger, that with greediness
born at Longworth in Berkshire, in 1625, and Hunts after blood, when he by chance doth find educated at Christ Church, Oxford, of which his A feeble beast doth felly him oppress. Spenser. father was dean. In 1648 he was ejected by So fellest foes,
the parliamentary visitors, being then in orders; Whose passions and whose plots have broke their and from that time to the Restoration, lived at. sleep,
Oxford a retired and studious life. To take the one the other, by some chance,
installed canon of Christ Church, in July 1660; Sorne trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends, and dean in 1661; in which places he did great
Shakspeare. services to the college, and reformed several It seemed fury, discord, madness fell,
abuses. He was consecrated bishop of Oxford Flew from his lap when he unfolds the same.
in 1675; and had leave to hold his deanery in I know thee, love! wild as the raging main,
commendam, that he might continue his services More fell than tygers on the Lybian plain.
to the college and university. He published Scorning all the taming arts of man,
several works, and died in 1686. The keen hyena, fellest of the fell. Thomson. Fell (John), an English dissenting minister, l'indulge fell Rapine's desolating lust,
and controversial writer, born at Cockermouth To drench the balmy lawn in streaming gore, in Cumberland in 1732. He was bred a taylor, To spurn the hero's cold and silent dust
and followed this occupation for some time in Are these thy joys ? Nor throus thy heart for more? London, but soon after, he was enabled by a
friend to pursue his studies at an academy, after Fell, n. s.
Sax. fele; Teut. fell; which he became pastor of a congregation at FELLMONGER cover; or, as some writers think, from Lat pellis; Thaxted in Essex, where he also kepta boarding Gr. Qellos. The skin; the hide of a beast: a school. After several years residence at Thaxted, fellmonger is one that dresses or prepares hides. he accepted an invitation to be resident tutor in Wipe thine eye ;
the dissenting academy at Homerton. But he The goajers shall devour them, flesh and fell, had not been long there, before a misunderstandEre tbey shall make us weep. Shakspeare. ing took place between him and the managers of
The time has been my senses would have cooled that institution, which ended in his dismissal. To bear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair
Some respectable friends then subscribed a yearly Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir.
stipend of £100, for which he was to deliver a FELL, v.a.
Sax. fyllan; Teut. fellen; course of lectures on the evidences of ChrisFeller, n. s. ] Goth. fella. To knock down; tianity. Four of these were preached by him bring to the ground; down, or along, added in 1797, but he died on the 6th of September in Seern redundant.
that year. The late Dr. H. Hunter completed Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up and published the lectures. Mr. Fell was a man against us,
Isa. xiv. 8.
of considerable erudition; he was the author of Whom so dismayd when that his foe bebeld, He cast to suffer him no more respire,
an answer to Mr. Farmer's Essay on the De
moniacs, and also to that on the Idolatry of But gan his sturdy sterne about to weld, And him so strongly stroke, that to the ground him Greece and Rome by the same gentleman : this feld
Spenser's Faerie Queene. last, which was published in 1785, is an acute Then would be seem a farmer that would sell
and learned treatise. Besides these, he wrote an Bargains of woods, which he did lately fell, Hubbord. Essay on the Love of One's Country; Genuine
Villain, stand, or I'll fell thee down. Shakspeare. Protestantism; A letter to Mr. Burke on the Up and down he traverses his ground;
Penal Laws; An Essay towards an English Now wards a felling blow, now strikes again, Grammar, &c.
Dan. FELLER (Francis Xavier), known for some Taking the small end of bis musket in his hand, he time as Flexier de Reval, a name which he asstruck him on the head with the stock, and felled him. sumed on the suppression of the society of
Raleigh. Whereas great Arthur lies in rader oke ;
Jesuits, to which he belonged; was a native of That never felt done but the feller's stroke.
Brussels, born in 1735, and enjoyed a reputation Bp. Hall's Satires. for learning. But his principal work, an HistoOn their whole host I few
rical Dictionary, printed at Liege in eight octavo Unarmed, and with a trivial weapon felled
volumes, has been attacked on the score of Their choicest youth : they only lived who Bed. piracy by the proprietors of the Nouveau DicMilton. tionnaire Historique. His other writings are:
A Reply to Buffon's Epochs of Nature; Re- companionship; consent; association; the primarks on the Newtonian Philosophy; a Geogra- vileged state of a fellow at college; a rule of arithpbical Dictionary; and a literary and historical metic; a disposedness to good living or jollity, journal entitled Clef des Cabinets, published at having 'good' generally prefixed. The comLuxemburgh from 1774 to 1794. He died at pounds explain themselves. Ratisbon in 1802.
What if ony of the branchis ben broken whanne Feller (Joachim), a German poet, was a na thou were a wielde olyue tree art graffid among hem, tive of Zwickhau, and born in 1638: he was art maad felowe of the roote and of the fatnesse of the chosen professor of poetry at Leipsic in 1661. olyue tree?
Wiclif. Romaynes xi. At an early age he wrote a poem on the passions. Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and His principal compositions, which he wrote in foreigners, but fellow-citizens, with the saints.
Ephes. xi. 19. Latin, are Flores Philosophici; Notæ in Lotichicii
The Gentiles should be fellow-heirs. d. iii. 6. eclogam, &c.; Cygni quasimodo geniti sanctæ virorum celebrium Cygnex (Zwickhau) veterum; bour, and fellow-soldier.
Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in la
Phil. ii. 25. and some annotations on the works of Horace.
Those only are my fellow-workers to the kingdom of In 1676 he became librarian to the university of
Col. iv, 11. Leipsic. Having contracted a habit of walking
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in in his sleep, he fell at length from a window Christ, &c.
Philem. 23. during one of his fits of somnambulism, and We ought to receive such, that we might be fellowdied in 1691, from the effects of the fall.
helpers to the truth.
3 John, 8. FELLER (Joachim Frederick), son of the In youth I had twelve fellors like unto myself,
Ascham. above, was born in 1673 at Leipsic, where he but not one of them came to a good end.
One seed for another to make an exchange, graduated in philosophy. The duke of Weimar appointed him his secretary in 1706, a situation With fellowly neighbourhood seemeth not strange.
Tusser. he filled during twenty years; travelling a con
Those laws do bind men absolutely, even as they siderable part of the time, under his patron's
men, although they have never any settled auspices. He published Monumenta varia in
fellowship, never any solemn agreement among themedita, in twelve 4to numbers, printed in 1714 selves.
Hooker. at Jena; a Genealogy of the House of Bruns
Most of the other Christian princes were drawn wick Lunenburgh, 8vo.; Otium Hanoverianum; into the fellowship of that war.
Knulles. and Miscellanea Leibnitiana; and died in 1726.
To be your fellow, FELLIFÄLUOUS, adj. Lat. fel and fluo. You may deny me: but I'll be your servant, Flowing with gall.
Whether you will or no. Shakspeare. Tempest. FEʻLLOE, n. s. Dan. and Teut. felge. The
I have great comfort from this fellow : methinks he circumference of a wheel; the outward part.
hath no drowning mark about him; his complexion is
Id. It is often written fally or felly.
With what's unreal, thou co-active art,
Shakspeare. Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! all you gods,
This is Othello's ancient, as I take it. In general synod, take away her power;
--The same indeed; a very valiant fellow. 12. Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
Cassio hath here been set on in the dark And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
By Roderigo, and fellows that are 'scaped. Id. Shakspeare.
To quench mine honour; they add shame to make me FELLOW, n. s. & v. a. ? Sax. felaþ; Goth. Wait else at door; a fellow-counsellor FELLOW-CITIZEN, N. 8. felag, a compa- Among boys, gronms, and lackeys. Fellow-COMMONER, nion; community;
Id. Henry VIII. FELLOW-COUNSELLOR, Swed. felage; Scot.
She, questionless, with her sweet harmony, FELLOW-CREATURE, fallow, ' quasi, to
Is with her fellow-maidens now within.
Id. Pericles. FELLOW-FEELING,
follow', Minsheu, FELLOW-HEIR, from Sax. fe, faith,
You shall not need, my fellow-peer of Tyre, FELLOW-HELPER,
and lag, bound.-
Further to question of your king's departure,
His sealed commission's left with me.
Id. Tempest. FELLOWLY, equal; one of a lite
You FELLOW-MAIDEN, n. S.
rary community, or
Have sworn for three years' time to live with me FELLOW-MEMBER,
My fellow-scholar. Id. Love's Labour Lost. FELLOW-MINISTER, nity of scholars ; one We would not die in that man's company, FELLOW-PEER,
of the same kind; That fears his fellowship to die with us. FELLOW-PRISONER, one of a pair: a fa
miliar compella Come, fellow-soldier, make thou proclamation. Id. FELLOW-SERVANT, tion, and appella
I pr'y thee, do not mock me, fellow-student.
Id, Hamlet. FELLOWSHIP,
tion, sometimes exFELLOW-SOLDIER,
An officer was in danger to have lost his place, but pressing mere fa
his wife made his peace; whereupon a pleasant fellora FELLOW-STUDENT,
miliarity, at other
said, that he had been crushed, but that he saved himFellow-SUBJECT,
pity, and even ab
There should be a mission of three of the fellows or FELLOW-TRAVELLER,
horrence: to fellow brethren of Solomon's house, to give us knowledge of Fellow-WORKER, is to suit, or pair the affairs and state of those countries to which they FELLOW-WRITER. with: fellowship is were designed.
In a great town friends are scattered, so that there Since they cannot raise themselves to the reputation 's not that fellowship which is in less neighbourhoods. of their felloro-writers, they must sink it to their own
Id. Essuys. pitch, if they would keep themselves upon a level
When virtue is lodged in a body, that seems to have His fellows late, shall be his subjects now, been prepared for the reception of vice; the soul and
Fairfax. the body do not seem to be fellows. Id. Spectator. All which gnod parts he graceth with a good fellow We in some measure share the necessities of the like, kind, and respectful carriage.
poor at the same time that we relieve them, and make Eighty pounds per annum for a fellow-commoner (at ourselves not only their patrons but fellow-sufferers. Cambridge) was looked on as a sufficient maintenance.
Their fathers and yours were fellow-servants to the
relation dissolved by their death, but ought still to Whence are our depopulations and inclosures, but operate among their surviving children. Atterbury. for that men cannot abide either fellows or neighbours ?
Even your milkwoman and your nurserymaid have
You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, grateful to all the company, made himself popular Or, cobler-like, the parson will be drunk, sith all the officers of the army.
Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow;
The rest is all but leather and prunella. Pope.
a feather in the balance with their private ends. Let partial spirits still aloud complain,
Swift. Think themselves injured that they cannot reign,
If you have no fellow-student at hand, tell it over And own no liberty, but where they may
with your acquaintance.
Watts's Logick. Willout controul upon their fellows prey.
Waller. We signify our being united to each other as fellowThose great fellows scornfully receiving them, as
Whole Duty of Man. foolish birds fallen into their net, it pleased the eter Self-knowledge, moreover, implies a due attention nal Justice to make them suffer death by their hands.
to the several relations in which we stand to our fel-
low-creatures ; and the obligations that result from
H. When blockheads rattle the dice-box, when fellows Have we not plighted each our holy oath,
of vulgar and base minds sit up whole nights contemThat one should be the common good of both ;
plating the turn of a card, their stupid occupation is One soul should both inspire, and neither prove
Cumberland. His felire's hindrance in pursuit of love? Dryden. A young fellow who seems to have no will of his As next of kin, Achilles' arms I claim;
own, and does every thing that is asked of him, is This fellore would ingraft a foreign name
called a very good-natured, but at the same time is Upon our stock.
thought a very silly, young fellow. Chesterfield.
Jo company a very pleasant fellow,
Had been the favourite of full many a mess
FEL'ON, n. s. & adj. Sax. fel; Goth. and your grace was made their fellow-sufferer? And how
FELO'Nious, adj. glorious for you, that you chose to want rather than
Swed. fel, a fault; Fr.
Id. FELO'NIOUSLY, adv. felon ; Low. Lat. felo;
'Minsheu says, The fellow had taken more fish than he could spend
from while they were sweet.
FELON'Y, n. s. fell, crime, and one. A shepherd had one favourite dog : he fed him FELO-DE-SE, n. s.
One who has comwith his own bands, and took more care of him than of mitted a serious crime; a capital offender; a his fellows.
Id. whitlow: as an adjective, fierce; cruel; inhuIt is a high degree of inhumanity not to bave a man; wicked; which is also the meaning of felloze-feeling of the misfortune of my brother. Id.
felonious and the obsolete felonous: felony is He cannot appropriate, he cannot inclose, without legally defined in our article. the consent of all his fellow commoners, all mankind.
Ah me! what thing on earth, that all things breeds, God having designed man for a sociable creature, Might be the cause of so impatient plight! made him with an inclination, and under the necessity What fury, or what fiend with felon deeds, to have fellowship with those of his own kind.
Hath stirred up so mischievous despight! Spenser. We have one peculiar elegance in our language I am like for desperate dole to die,
Id. above all others, which is conspicuous in the term Through felonous force of mine enemy. fellow. This word, added to any of our adjectives, I apprehend thee for a felon here.
Shakspeare. extremely varies, or quite alters the sense of that with which it is joined. Thus, though' a modest mau' is I will make it felony to drink small beer. the most unfortunate of all men, yet à modest fellow
Id. Henry VI. is as superlatively happy. A modest fellow' is a This man conceived the duke's death ; but what ready creature, who, with great humility, and as great was the motive of that felonious conception is in the forwardness, visits his patrons at all hours, and meets clouds
Wotton. them in all places, and bas so moderate an opiniou of
O thievish night! himself, that he makes his court at large. Tatler. Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end,