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As when a ship, that dies fair under sail,

There is a difference betwixt daring and foolhardi An hidden rock escaped unawares,

nass : Lucan and Statius often ventured them too far, That lay in wait her wreck for to bewail ; our Virgil never. The mariner, yet ha!? amazed, stares

I am tired with waiting for this chemick gold, At perils past, and yet in doubt he dares

Which fools us young, and beggars us when olu. To joy at his fool-happy oversight. Paerie Queene.

Id. More buge in strength than wisa ia works he was, To be thought knowing, you must first put the food And reason with foolhardise over-ran ;

upon all mankind.

Id. Juvenal, Prefuce. Stern melancholy did his courage pass,

Bets at the first, were fuoltraps, where the wise And was, for terror more, all armed in shining brass. Like spiders lay in ambush for the flies. Dryden.

Id. We are transported with fooleries, which, if we unOne mother, when as her foolhardy child

derstood, we should despise.

L'Estrange. Did come too near, and with his talons play,

It must be an industrious youth that provides Half dead through fear, her little babe reviled. against age ; and he that fools away the one, must Id. either beg or slarve in the other.

Id. Pray do not mock me;

He must be happy that knows the true measures of I am a very foolish fond old man :

fooling. I fear I am not in my perfect mind.

Is it worth the game of freedom to be at liberty to

Shakspeare. play the fool, and draw shame and misery upon a He, of all the men that ever my foolish eyes looked inan's self?

Locke. apon, was the best deserving a fair lady.


may be asked, whether the eldest son, being a Id. Merchant of Venice. fool, shall inherit paternal power before the younger, a Do'st thou call me fool, boy?

wise man.

id - All thy other titles thou hast given away that thou

If men loved to be deceived and fooled about their wast born with.

Id. King Lear.

spiritual estate, they cannot take a surer course If it be you that stir these daughters hearts

than by taking their neighbour's word for that, which Against their father, fool me not so much

can be known only from their own heart. South. To bear it tamely.


A false glozing parasite would call his foolhardines Well, thus we play the fool with the time, and the valour, and then be may go on boldly because blindly. spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.

Id. Henry IV. Foolishness being properly a man's deviation from Reply not to me with a fuolborn jest.


right reason, in point of practice, must needs consist We are come off

in his pitching upon such an end as is unsuitable to Like Romans : neither foolish in our stands, his condition, or pitching upon means unsuitable 10

Nor cowardly in retire. Id. Coriolanus. the compassing of his end. "Twere as good a deed as to drink when a man's

Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire, a-hangry, to challenge him to the field, and then to

And shape my foolishness to their desire. Prior. break promise with him, and make a fool of him.

What could the head perform alone, Id. Twelfth Night. If all their friendly aids were gone ? Poolery, Sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; A foolish figure he must make; it shines every where : I would be sorry, Sir, but the Do nothing else but sleep and ake. Id. fool should be as oft with your master as with my I would advise this blinded set of men not to give mistress.


credit to those, by whom they have been so often When I am read, thou feign'st a weak applause,

fooled and imposed upon. Addison's Freeholder. As if thou wert my friend, but lackest a cause :

A woman, who is not a fool, can have but one reaThis but thy judgment fools ; the other way Would both thy folly and thy spite betray.

son for associating with a man who is one.

Congreve. Way of the World. Ben Jonson.

Tis not so hard to counterfeit joy in the depth of Thar Pythagoras, Plato, or Orpheus, believed in affliction, as to dissemble mirth in the company of any of these fooleries, it cannot be suspected.


Congreve. Raleigh's History.

Ale thanks his stars he was not born a fool. Pope. Fool not; for all may have, If they dare try, a glorious life, a grave. Herbert.

Although we boast our winter sun looks bright, If you have the luck to be court-fools, those that

And foolishly are glad to see it in its height;

Yet so much sooner comes the long and gloomy night. have either wit or bonesty, you may fool withal, and

Swift. spare not.


It is mere foolery to multiply distinct particulars in If this disguise sit not naturally on so grave a per. treating of things, where the difference lies only in son, yet it may become bim better than that fool's words.

Waits. Id.

He allows himself in foolish hatreds and resentHim over-weaning To over-reach; buç with the serpent meeting,

ments against particular persons, without considering

Law. Fooled and beguiled.

that he is to love every body as himself. Milton's Paradise Lost.

-! Call me not I scorn, although their drudge, to be their fool or Mother ; for if I brought thee forth, it was jester.


As foolish hens at times batch vipers, by
If any yet be so foolhardy,

Sitting upon strange eggs.
T'expose themselves to vain jeopardy ;

Byron. Deformed Transformed.
If they come wounded off and lame,

FOOLADOO, a district of Africa, near the No honour's got by such a maim. Hudibras. I retuming where I left his armour, found another

sources of the Senegal, situated between Kaarta, instead thereof, and armed myself therein to play the Konkodoo, Jallonkadoo, and Manding. It is fool.


rocky, and watered by the numerous streams Is this a time for fooling ?


that fall into the Senegal, of which the principal When I consider life, 'uis all a cheat;

are the Wonda, the Ba Lee, and the Ba Woollima. For fuoled with hope, men favour the deceit. ld, This country is the original residence of the


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of Gr. πες


Foulahs, a people widely diffused over Western

Foot-max, n. S. Foot and man. A soldier Africa.

belonging to the infantry, as distinguished from FOOLICONDA, a town of Yani, in Western 'the cavalry; a domestic servant in or out of liAfrica, on the northern side of the Gambia, sixty very. One who practices to walk or run. miles north-west of Pisania.


From foot-man. The FOOL'STONES, n. S. A plant.

art or faculty of a runner. FOOSHT, an island in the Red Sea, situated, Foot-Pace, n. s. Foot and


Part of a according to the observations of Mr. Bruce, in pair of stairs, whereon, after four or five steps, N. lat. 15° 59' 43". It is described by him you arrive to a broad place, where you make two as about five miles long from north to south, or three paces before you ascend another step, though only nine in circumference. It is low thereby to ease the legs in ascending the rest of and sandy in the south, but the north rises in a the stairs ; a pace no faster than a slow walk. black hill of inconsiderable height. It is co FOOT-PAD, n. s. Foot and pad A highwayvered with a kind of bent grass, which never man, that robs on foot. arrives at any great length, by reason of want of FOOT-PATH, n. s. Foot and path. A narrow rain and the constant browsing of the goats. way, which will not admit horses or carriages. There are great appearances of the black hill FOOT-POST, n. s. Foot and post. A post or having once been a volcano; and near the north messenger that travels on foot. cape the ground sounds hollow like the Solfaterra

Foot-STALL, n. s. Foot and stall. A woman's, in Italy. The inhabitants are poor fishermen stirrup. of a swarthy color, going almost naked.

FOOTSTEP, n. s. Foot and step.. Impression FOOT, n. s., v. n. & v. a. Sax. for; Scot. left by the foot; hence trace; track-mark; print; Foot'ev, adj.

fut; Gothic and impression, token, and evidence of any thing; Foot'ing, n. S.

Swed. fot, Dan. To follow the footsteps of another is also to folFeet, n. s. plural, foet ; Teut. feus : low his example. Feet'less, adj.


Foor-stool, n. s. Foot and stool. Stool on The lower part; the base; that on or by which which he that sits places his feet. any body or thing is supported; the lowest Antiochus departed, weening in his pride to make member of the human frame; the end ; the lowest the land navigable, and the sea passable by foot. part. It is applied to the practice of walking;

2 Mac, v. 21. and to the posture and action of those that walk. Ther, stomblen stedes strong, and doun goth all It is used in a military sense to designate infan- He rolleth under fovt as doth a ball. try from cavalry, and in this application has no

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale.

And eke his stede driven forth with staves plural. Footing seems to have been once prover

With foolmen, bothe yemen and eke knaves. bially used for the level; the the

Id. square; metaphorically designates state; character; con Feet, in our English versifying, without quanlity dition; scheme; plan; settlement. It is used in the and joints, be sure signs that the verse is either bora singular, to characterise one of a certain nuniber deformed, unnatural, or lame.

A scham's Schoolmaster. of syllables, constituting a distinct part of a

A wounded dragon under him did ly, verse which are called feet. It is also used for a Whose hideous tayle his lefte foot did enfold, measure containing twelve inches ; on foot, a And with a shafte was shot through either eye, phrase denoting walking as distinguished from That no man forth might draw, ne no man renieilye. riding or being conveyed. The verb differs little

Spenser. from the noun, except in the following instances : By thi dreadful beast drew nigh to land, to dance; to tread wantonly; to trip. Footed Half Aying and half footing in his baste. signifies, shaped in the foot. Footing is ground

Faerie Queene.

Didst thou hear these verses ? for the foot; support; root; basis; place; possession; tread; walk; dance; steps; road ;

- yes, I heard them all, and more too; for some track; entrance; beginning; establishment;

o' them had in them more feet than the verses would bear.

Shakspeare. state ; condition ; settlement. The following

Yond' towers, whose wanton tops do buss the are instances of its use in composition :

clouds, FOOT-BALL, n. s. Foot and ball. A ball com

Must kiss their own feet.

Id. Troilus and Creseide. monly made of a blown bladder, cased with lea

Take heed, have open eye; for thieves do foot by ther, driven by the foot. The sport or practice night.

Shakspeare. of kicking the foot-ball. FOOT-BOY, n. s. Foot and boy. A male do- . Her father hath commanded her to slip

While other jests are something rank on fool, mestic servant, usually in livery.

Away with Slender to marry.
Foot and bridge. A

What confederacy have you with the traitors bridge on which passengers walk; a narrow

Late footed in the kingdom ? Id. King Lear. bridge. FOOT-CLOTH, R. S. Foot and cloth.

You, that did void your rheum upou my beard, ane

A sump- foot me as you spurn a stranger cur over your ter cloth.


Shakspeare. FOOT-FIGHT, n. s. Foot and fight. A fight


that bore thee,
made on foot, in opposition to that on horseback. Oft'ner upon her knees thau on her feet,

Foot and hold. Space to Died every day she lived. Id. Macbeth, hold the foot; space on which one may tread Saint Withold funted thrice the wold : surely.

He met the knight-mare, and her name told; FOOT-LICKER, n. s. Foot and licker. A slave, Bid her alight, and her troth plight, a humble fawner: one who licks the foot.

And aroynt thee, wilch, aroynt the right.


par. It


The centurions and their charges billeted already As when a sort of lusty shepherds try in the entertainment, and to be on foot at an hour's Their force at football, care of victory warning.

Shakspeare, Makes them salute so rudely, breast to breast, I'll read you matter deep and dangerous ;

That their encounter seems too rough for jest. As full of peril and adventurous spirit

Waller. As to c'erwalk a current, roaring loud,

By the phrase of worshipping his footstool, no more On the unsteadfast footing of a spear.

is meant than worshipping God at his footstool. Id. Henry VI.

Stillingfleet. Thus have we swept suspicion from our seat,

Thrice horse and foot about the fires are led, And made our footstool of security.

Id. And thrice with loud laments they wail the dead. Knowest thou the way to Dover ?

Dryden. -Both stile and gate, horseway and footpath. Lonely the vale and full of horror stood,


Brown with the shade of a religious wood; Was it discretion, lords, to let this man

The moon was up, and shot a gleamy light; This honest man, wait like a lowsy footboy

He saw a quire of ladies in a round,
At chamber-door ?

Id. Henry VIII.
That featly footing seemed to skim the ground,

Id. Do that good mischief which may make this island

What dismal cries are those ? Thine own for ever ; and I, thy Caliban,

-Nothing; a triling sum of misery, For ay thy footlicker.

Id. T'empest.

New added to the foot.of thy account : Three times a day my footcloth horse did stumble,

Thy wife is seized by force, and borne away.Id. And started when he looked upon the Tower,

Set cloven stakes; and wond'rous to behold, As loath to bear me to the slaughterhouse.

Their sharpened ends in earth their footing place,

Shakspeare. And the dry poles produce a living race. Id. Virgil. Am I so round with you as you with me,

This man's son would, every foot and anon, be tak. That like a football you do spurn me thus ? Id.

ing some of his companions into the orchard. The numbers levied by her lieutenant did consist

L'Estrange. of footmen three millions, of horsemen one million. All fell to work at the roots of the tree, and left it

Raleigh's History. so little foothold, that the first blast laid it flat on the Were it not for this easy borrowing upon interest, ground.

Id. men's necessities would draw upon them a most sud Yet, says the fox, I have bafilled more of them den undoing, in that they would be forced to sell their with my wiles and shifts than ever you did with your means, be it lands or goods, far under foot.


Id. Bacon's Essays. A man shall never want crooked paths to walk in, if An orange, lemon, and apple, wrapt in a linen he thinks that he is in the rigbt way, wherever he has cloth, being buried for a fortnight's space four foot the footsteps of others to follow.

Locke. deep within the earth, came forth no ways mouldy or All those sublime thoughts take their rise and foota rotten.

Bacon. ing here : the mind stirs not one jot beyond those He was carried in a rich chariot, litterwise, with ideas which sense or reflection have offered. Id. two horses at either end, and two footmen on each Snouted and tailed like a boar, and footed like a


Grew. Like running weeds that have no certain root; or What colour of excuse can be for the contempt with like footings up and down, impossible to be traced. which we treat this part of our species, the negroes,

Id. Henry VII. that we should not put them upon the common foot of The Irish archers espying this, suddenly broke up. humanity, that we should only set an insiguificant and committed the safety of their lives to their nimble fine upon the man who inurders them ? Addison. footmanship


Like footmen runuing before coaches,
To tell the inn what lord approaches.

Prior For carrying such letters, every thoroughfare weekly

When suffocating mists obscure the morn, appointeth a footpost, whose dispatch is well near as

Let thy worst wig, long used to storms be worn ; speedy as the horses.


This knows the powdered footman, and, with care, We are the earth, and they,

Beneath his fapping hat secures his hair. Gay. Like moles within us, heave and cast about;

Let us turn our thoughts to the frame of our sysAnd till they foot and clutch their prey,

tem, if there we may trace any visible footsteps of DiThey never cool, much less give out. Herbert.

vine wisdom and beneficence. Bentley's Sermons. Pretting, by little and little, washes away and eats And Sidney's verse halts ill on Roman feet. out both the tops, and sides, and feet of mountains.

Hakewill. His brother's image to his mind appears,
Little need we stir our feet, to learn to tell either Inflames his heart with rage, and wings his feet with
loud lies, or large truths.

Bp. Hall.

Id. Break off, break off, I feel the different pace

I ask, whether upon the foot of our constitution, as Of some chaste footing near about this ground.

it stood in the reign of the late king James, a king Milton. of Eogland may be deposed ?

Swift. Yet then with foot, as stumbling as his tongue,

Sacred Thespio! which in Sinai's grove Pressed for his place among the learned throng. First took'st thy being and immortal breath,

Marvell. And vaunt'st thy offspring from the highest Jove, Palemon's shepherd, fearing the footbridge was not Yet deign'st to dwell with mortals here beneath,

With vilest earth, and men more vile residing ; strong enough, loaded it so long, 'till he broke that which would have borne a bigger burden. Sidney.

Come holy Virgio, to my bosom gliding;

With thy glad angel-light my blind-fold footsteps So began our footfight in such sort, that we were


Fletcher's Purple Islund. vell entered to blood of both sides.


The trumpet sounds, your legions swarm abroad Let echoing anthems make his praises known Through the ripe harvest lies their destined road; On earth, his footstool, as in heaven his throne. At every step beneath their feet they tread

Roscommon. The life of multitudes, a nation's bread. Cowper.


O'er hor fair limbs couvulsive tremors deet, The hilly grounds afford pasture to sheep. They Start in her hands, and struggle in her feet ;

also contain iron stone, which is dug and manula vain to scream with quivering lips she tries, factured. The mines are deep, and worked with And strains in palsied lids her tremulous eyes. long galleries or horizontal passages, having

Darwin. 'Tis necessary for the further daring

openings for the admission of air. Here too Of our too needy army, that their chief

the women are said chiefly to perform the la

bor. Plant the first foot upon the foreidoit ladder's

The inhabitants are Foulahs, and have First step. Byron. Deformed Transformed.

numerous mosques. Their houses are detached, You may sometimes trace

neat, and convenient. In the towns are manu.A feeling in each footstep as disclosed

factories of narrrow cloth, workmen in iron, By Sallust, in his Catiline, who chased

silver, wood, leather, &c. Many of the natives By all the demons of all passions showed

undertake long commercial journeys, and are Their work even by the way in which he trade. acquainted both with Cassina and Tombuctoo,

Byron. with which there is a free communication by a Foot. See Anatomy, Index.

journey of four months. The principal towns Foor, in the Latin and Greek poetry, a mea are Teemboo and Laby, the former containing sure composed of a certain number of long and 7000, and the latter 5000 inhabitants short syllables. They are commonly reckoned FOOTA Torra, a country of Western Af. twenty-eight: of these some are simple, as con- rica, between the higher parts of the Senegal sisting of two or three syllables, and therefore and Gambia; to the west of Bondou. It is ex-called dissyllabic or trisyllabic feet; others tensive, and occupied by Foulahs, but is little

compound, consisting of four syllables, and known. The king is said to be a zealous Matherefore called tetrasyllabic feet. The dissyl- hommedan; and Park, in returning from his labic feet are four in number, viz. the pyrrhichius, first journey, received accounts of a species of spondeus, iambus, and trocheus. See Pyrrhic, crusade in which he bad engaged against his &c. The trisyllabic feet are eight in number, western neighbour, the damel of the Jaloffs, viz. the dactylus, anapæstus, tribrachys, molossus, with a view to compelling him to embrace Maamphibrachys, amphimacer, bacchius, and an- hommedanism. The latter, however, carried on tibacchius. See Dactylus, &c. The tetrasyl- a harassing warfare, cutting off his suppl’es, and, labic are sixteen in number, viz. the prucleusma- having thus reduced his force, surprised and ticus, dispondeus, choriambus, antispastus, diiam- took him prisoner. After compelling him to "bus, dichoreus, ionicus a majore, ionicus a labour as a slave for three months, however, he minore, epitritus primus, secundus, tertius, and restored him to his kingdom. quartus, pæon primus, secundus, tertius, and FOOTE (Samuel), was born at Truro, in quartus. See PROCLEUSMATICUS.

Cornwall, and descended from a very ancient Foot, in measures, a division of length, con- family. His father was M. P. for Tiverton, in taining twelve inches. See ARITHMETIC. The Devonshire, and commissioner of the prize office Roman foot was equal to about .965 of the and fine contract. Through his mother's relaEnglish foot; the Ancona foot is 1.282 English; tions, Foote became possessed of a considerable Bologna foot, 1.244; Brescia foot, 1.560; Fer- part of the Goodere estate, which was worth rarara foot, 1.317; Florence foot, .995; Geneva ther more than £5000 a-year. He was educated foot, 1.919; Leghorn foot, :992; Milan decimal at Worcester College, Oxford, and, on leaving foot, -855; Modena foot, 2:081; Naples palm, the university, commenced student of law in the .861; Paris foot, 1.066 ; Paris metre, 3.281; Temple; but as the dryness of this study did Parma foot, 1.869; Pavia foot, 1.540; Piacenza, not suit the liveliness of his genius, he soon resame as the Parmese; Rhinland, 1•023 to 1.030; linquished it. He married a young lady of a

Rome foot, .966; Sienna fout, 1.239; Trent good family and fortune ; but the connexion .foot, 1.201 ; Turin foot, 1.676; Venice foot, was not productive of happiness


He now 1.137; Verona foot, 1.117; Vicenza foot, 1'136. launched into gaming and all the fashionable The ancient Greek foot is eleven inches •875 of follies of the age ; and in a few years spent his the English foot.

whole fortune. His necessities led him to the Foot OF A HORSE, in the manege, the ex stage, and he made his first appearance in tremity of the leg, from the coronet to the lower Othello. But as Mr. Foote was never a dispart of the hoof. See FARRIERY.'

tinguished actor in the plays of others, his salary Foor, Solid or Cubic, is the same measure was very unequal to his gay and extravagant in all the three dimensions, length, breadth, turn: and he contracted debts which forced and depth or thickness, containing 1728 cubic him to take refuge within the verge of the court. inches.

On this occasion, he relieved his necessities by Foor, SQUARE, is the same measure both in the following stratagem :—Sir Francis Delaval breadth and length, containing 144 square or had long been his intimate friend, and had dissuperficial inches.

sipated his fortune by similar extravagance. A FOOTA Jallo, an extensive country of lady, who was likewise an intimate acquaintance Western Africa, near the sources of the Gambia, of Foote's, and who was exceedingly rich, was the Rio Grande, and probably the Niger. It is fortunately at that time bent upon a matrimonial computed to be 350 miles from east to west, and scheme. Foote strongly recommended to ker to 200 from north to south. The climate is good, consult upon this momentous affair the conjurer and parts of it are extremely fertile. The ob- in the Old Bailey, whom he represented as a jects of cultivation are rice and maize, which man of surprising skill and penetration. He are both raised and carried to market by females. employed an acquaintance of his own to per

sonate the conjurer; who depicted Sir Francis with Mr. Colman, for his patent of the theatre ; at full length; described the time when, the according to which he was to receive from the place where, and the dress in which she would latter £1600 a-year, besides a stipulated sum see him. The lady was so struck with the coin- whenever he chose to perform. Mr. Foote made cidence of every circumstance, that she married his appearance two or three times in some of his Delaval in a few days. For this service Sir most admired characters; but was suddenly afFrancis settled an annuity upon Foote, which fected with a paralytic stroke one night whilst enabled him once more to emerge from obscurity. upon the stage, and compelled to retire. Being In 1747 he opened the little theatre in the lay- advised to bathe, he repaired to Brighton, where market, taking upon himself the double charac- he recovered his health and spirits, and a few tei of author ani performer; and appeared in a weeks before his death returned to London: but, dramatic piece of his own composing, called the by the advice of his physicians, set out with an Diversions of the Morning. This piece con- intention to spend the winter at Paris and in the sisted of nothing more than the exhibition of south of France. At Dover he was suudenly several characters well known in real life ; whose attacked by another stroke of the palsy, which manner of conversatiou and expression Foote in a few hours terminated his existence, on the very happily hit off in his drama, and still more 21st of October, 1777, in the fifty-sixth year of happily represented on the stage. In the con- his age. He was privately interred in the cloisters cluding part of his speech, under the character of Westminster Abbey.' Foote has often been of a theatrical director, Mr. Foote took off, with styled the English Aristophanes; and a better great humor and accuracy, the styles of acting proof of his coinic powers cannot, perhaps, be of every principal performer on the English needed than the following anecdote from Bos stage. This entertainment at first met with well's Life of Johnson. The first time,' says some opposition; but Foote being patronised by Dr. Johnson, 'I was in company with Foote, many of the nobility, and other persons of distinc- was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion tion, the opposition was over-ruled: and, having of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased; altered the title of his performance, he proceeded, and it is very difficult to please a man against without further molestation, to give Tea in a his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty Morning to his friends, and represented it through sullenly, affecting not to mind him; but the dog a run of forty mornings to crowded and splendid was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay audiences. The ensuing season he produced down my knife and fork, throw myself back in another piece which he called An Auction of my chair, and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was Pictures. This piece also had a great run. His irresistible.' Knights, which was the produce of the ensuing Foor-Halt, a disorder incident to sheep. It season, was a performance of somewhat more takes its source from an insect, which, when it dramatic regularity. His dramatic pieces, ex comes to a certain maturity, resembles a worm clusive of the interlude called Piety in Pattens, of two, three, or four inches in length. The first are, Taste, The Knights, The Author, The En- appearance of this malady is, when the sheep glishman in Paris, The Englishman returned gives signs of lameness, which increases to so from Paris, The Mayor of Garrat, The Liar, The high a degree as to prevent grazing ; when, with Patron, The Minor, The Orators, The Commis want of sufficient food, and pain, the poor anisary, The Devil upon Two Sticks, The Lame nal suffers greatly, and lingers till it dies, if not Lover, The Maid of Bath, The Nabol), The cured by extracting the insect or worm. The Cozeners, The Capuchin, The Bankrupt, and an sooner this is done the better, as it is easily perunfinished comedy called the Slanderer. In formed. As soon as the lameness is perceived, 1766, being on a party of pleasure with the then let the foot that is lame be examined between duke of York, lord Mexborough, and Sir Francis the close of the claws, and it will be found that Delaval, Mr. Foote broke his leg, by a fall from in the skin where the close separates is a small his horse; in consequence of which he suffered an hole (not natural), through which the insect, when amputation. The duke on this occasion obtained yet small

, gets its entrance, and hy degrees has for Mr. Foote a patent for life; whereby he was worked itself upwards along the leg, between the allowed to perform at the little theatre in Hay- outward skin and bone, and obtains its largest market, from the 15th May to the 15th Sep- magnitude. Proportionally it finds its nourishteniber, every year. He now became a greater ment, when it is left undisturbed. This worm favorite of the town than ever : his laughable must be extracted by moving the claws backward pieces, with his more laughable performance, and forward in contrary directions; when the constantly filled his house; and his receipts under part of the worm will soon make its ap, were in some seasons almost incredible. Parsi- pearance at the above-mentioned small hole, and mony was vever one of his vices; his hospitality continuing the same operation of moving the and generosity were ever conspicuous; he was claws, the whole worm will work itself out. This visited by the first nobility, and he was some- is better than at its first appearance to draw it times honored even by royal guests. In the out with danger of breaking off ; lest part of it midst of this success an attack was made upon his should remain in the sheep's leg, and, by rotting character by a villainous domestic, whom he had there, prove hurtful. This easy operation will dismissed for misbehaviour ; and though he was be effectual without any application whatever, honorably acquitted of the crime imputed, it and the channel, which the worm had made was thought that the shock which he received along the leg, will cure of itself. This malady from it accelerated his death. Mr. Foote on the is in some years more prevalent than in others, decline of his health, entered into an agreement particularly in wet seasons ; and is ofteder obe

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