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evident from the following passage in the first What is become of great Acrates' son! part of Fynes Morison's Itinerary, where, speak

Or where hath he hung up his mortal blade, ing of his bargain with the patron of the vessel

That hath so many haughty conquests won! which conveyed him from Venice to Constanti

Is all his force forlorn, and all his glory done!

Faerie Queene. nople, he says, “We agreed with the master himself, who, for seven gold crowns by the month, What! hath some wolf thy tender lambs ytorn ?

Tell me, good Hobinol, what gars thee greet! paid by each of us, did courteously admit us to

Or is thy bagpipe broke, that sounds so sweet? his table, and gave us good diet, serving each

Or art thou of thy loved lass forlorn ? Spenser. man with his knife, and spoone, and his forke

In every place was beard the lamentation of Fo. (to hold the meat, while he cuts it, for they hold men and children ; every thing shewed the heaviness it ill manners that one should touch the meat of the time, and seemed as altogether lost and forwith his hand), and with a glass or cup to drink lorn.

Knolles's History, in peculiar to himself.' Still farther, Thomas He was so forlorn, that his dimensions to any thick Croyate, who travelled in 1608, after describing sight were invincible. Shakspeare, Henry IV. with no small solemnity the manner of using

Henry them,' in all parts of Italy;' adds, 'Hereupon

Is of a king become a banished man,

And forced to live in Scotland a forlorn. I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion

Shakspeare. by this forked cutting of meate, not only while

Thus fell the trees, with noise the desarts roar : I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and often-' The beasts their caves, the birds their nests forlore. times in England since I came home. Thus

Fairfas. they seem to have been introduced into Britain.

Like a declining statesman, left forlorn FORLI, a considerable town of the Papal To his friends' pity and pursuers' scorn. States, Italy, in the province of Romagna, at the

Denham. confluence of the Rones and Montone. It is Men displeased God, and consequently forfeited situated near the site of the ancient Forum all right to happiness ; even whilst they compleated Livii whence it had its name and first inhabi- the forlornness of their condition by the lethargy of tants. In 1521 the French defeated the Spanish not being sensible of it.

Boyle. and Papal forces near it; and on February 12th, In confused march forlorn, the adventurous bands

Thus roving on, 1797, the French army, under Buonaparte, entered it, after defeating the troops of pope Pius Viewed first their lamentable lot, and found

With shuddering horror, pale, and eyes agbast, VI. It is a bishop's see, has various handsome No rest.

Millon. Paradise Lost. public buildings, and a noble square. There is a How can I live without thee! how forego manufacture of wax cloth. The town and the

Thy sweet converse, and love so dearly joined, environs are fertile. Population 13,000. It To live again in those wild woods forlorn! lies fourteen miles S. S.W. of Ravenna, and

Milton thirty-three south-east of Bologna.

FORLIMPOPOLI, a town of the Papal States, Lies through the perplexed paths of this drear wood; in the province of Romagna, formerly a bishop's The nodding horrour of whose shady brows,

Id. see, but ruined in 1630, by the cardinal of Bur- Threat the forlorn and wandering passenger. gundy. It was anciently named Forum Populi,

The good old man, forlarn of human aid, and stood on the Via Emilia; being one of the

For vengeance to his heavenly patron prayed.

Dryden. Fora, where the Roman magistrates had a court.

The raven croaks forlorn on naked spray, The present population is 5800. It is three miles And hark! the river bursting every mound north of Bertinero.

Down the vale thunders, and with wasteful sway FORLORE', pret. & part.

Sax. forloren, Uproots the groves, and rolls the shattered rocks FORLORN', adj. & n. s. from forleoran; away.

Beattie. FORLORN'NESS, n. S. Goth. forlora; Sw.

I know forloren; Dat. verloren. Forlore is the old preterite

You like to be the hope of the forlorn,

And doubtless would be foremost and participle of this verb. Deserted; destitute; forsaken ; wretched; helpless; solitary; taken

After the bardships you've already borne.

Byron. away. This sense shows that it is the participle of an active verb, now lost : small; despicable: first to the attack and are therefore doomed

FORLORN HOPE. The soldiers who are sent in a ludicrous sense; a lost, solitary, forsaken man: destitution ; misery; solitude.

to perish.

Criticks in plume, For it is Cristes conseil that I say

Who lolling on our foremost benches sit, And if thou tell it man, thou art orlore

And still charge first, the true forlorn of wit. For this vengeance thou shalt have therefore,

Dryden, That if thou prey me thou shalt be wood.

Forlorn Hope, in the military art, a body of Chaucer. The Milleres Tale.

men detached from several regiments, or otherSuch as Diana by the sandy shore

wise, appointed, to make the first attack in the Of swift Eurotas, or on Cynthus' green, day of battle; or at a siege, to storm the counWhere all the nymphs have her orlore.

terscarp, mount the breach, &c. They are so Spenser. Faerie Queene.

called from the great danger to which they are That wretched world he'gan for to abhor, unavoidably exposed. And mortal life 'gan loth as thing orlore.

Id.
FORLI'E, v. n.

From fore and lie. To
When as night hath us of light forlorn,

lie before. I wish that day would shortly reascend.

Koit with a golden baldric, which forlay
Spenser. Athwart her snowy breast, and did divide

Their way

Id.

Her dainty paps, which, like young fruit in May,

The justice, Now little 'gan to swell; and being tyed

In fair round belly, with good capon lined, Through her thin weed, their places only signified. With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,

Faerie Queene. Full of wise saws and modern instances,
FORM, n. s. & v. a. Fr. forme ; Swed. and And so he plays his part.
For'Mal, adj. Dan. form ; Lat. forma;

Shukspeare. As You Like It. For'MALIST, n. s. probably from φορημα, &

Though well we may not pass upon his life, FORMAL'ITY, N. S. popew, to bear, signifies

Without the form of justice : yet our power For'MALIZE, v. a. properly the image borne

Shall do a courtesy to our wrath, which men FORMA'TION, n. s.

May blame, but not controul. or stamped. It is used

Id. King Leur. FOR'MATIVE, adj. with its derivatives, in a

What he spoke though it lacked form a little, Was not like madness,

Id. Hamlet. FOR'MER, n. 8. great variety of senses,

Formal in apparel, For'MERLY, adv. which all however re

In gait and countenance surely like a father. FORM'less, adj. cognise the primary de

Shakspeare. finition. Its generic meaning is being, as mo

Formally, according to our law, dified by a particular shape, or rather it is the Depose him.

Id. • essential, specifical, or distinguishing modifica

I will not let him stir, tion of the matter of which any thing is com

Till I have used the approved means I have ; posed, so as thereby to give it such a peculiar

With wholesome syrups, drugs and holy prayers, manner of existence. Thus it is applied to the

To make of him a formal man again.

When noble benefits shall prove external shape or appearance of any thing; to

Not well disposed, the mind grown once corrupt, mere appearance; empty show; to elegance

They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly and beauty; to order, regularity, and method;

Than ever they were fair. Id. Henry VIII. to ceremonies and external rites; to established

As there are formal and written leagues, respective usage; ritual and prescribed mode. To form, to certain enemies ; so there is a natural and tacit signifies not merely to impress, to shape, and to confederation amongst all men against the common methodise; but also to make out of materials, or enemies of human society, so as there nceds no intiout of nothing. The proper meaning of formal mation or denunciation of the war; but all these is, done according to established modes, rules, formalities the law of nature supplies, as in the case of and methods : not irregular; not sudden ; not pirates.

Bacon. extemporaneous; it also signifies ceremonious;

It is a ridiculous thing, and fit for a satyr to persolemn; precise ; exact to affectation. The illus- sons of judgment, to see what shifts formalists have, trations will show the various senses in which and what prospectives to make superficies to seem a

Id. the other derivatives of form are used. Forma- body that hath depth and bulk.

Ceremonies be not to be omitted to strangers and list is one who practises external ceremony; one formal natures; but the exalting them above the mean who prefers appearance to reality; one who is not only tedious, but doth diminish the credit of seems what he is not.

him that speaks.

Id. Haue thou the fourme of hoolsum worddis whiche

A long table, and a square table, or a seat about thou herdist of me in feith and loue in Crist Iesus,

the walls, seem things of form, but are things of subWiclif. 2 T'ymo. ii.

stance ; for at a long table, a few at the upper end, And the earth was without form, and void. in effect, sway all the business; but in the other form,

Genesis i. 2.

there is more use of the counsellors' opinions that sit God formed man of the dust of the ground. lower.

Id. Essays. Id. ii. 7.

They inferred, if the world were a living creature, It stood still ; but I could not discern the form it had a soul and spirit, by which they did not intend thereof.

Job iv. 16.

God, for they did admit of a deity besides, but only He hath no form nor comeliness.

the soul, or essential form of the universe. Isaiah liii. 2.

Id. Natural History. Not a word spoke he more than was nede;

That the parliaments of Ireland might want no And that was said in forme and reverence, decent or honourable form used in England, he caused And short and quike and full of high sentence.

a particular act to pass, that the lords of Ireland should Chaucer. Prologue to Canterbury Tales. appear in parliament robes.

Davies. As in a fourme, sitteth a wery hare.

Nor are constant forms of prayer more likely to fat Chaucer. The Shipmunnes Tale.

and hinder the spirit of prayer and devotion, than unThe same spirit which anointed the blessed soul premeditated and confused variety to distract and lose of our Savivar Christ, doth so formalise, unite, and it.

King Charles. actuate his whole race, as if both he and they were Formalities of extraordinary zeal and piety are never so many limbs compacted into one body. Hooker. more studied and elaborate than in desperate designs. In definitions, whether they be framed larger to

Id. augment, or stricter to abridge the number of sacra Their general used, in all dispatches made by him. ments, we find grace expressly mentioned as their self, to observe all decency in their forms. true essential form, and elements as the matter

Clarendon. whereunto that form did adjoin itself.

Id.

The liquid ore be drained He who affirmeth speech to be necessary amongst Into fit molds prepared ; from which he formea all men, throughout the world, doth not thereby im- First his own tools; then, what might else be wrought. port that all men must nece ecessarily speak one kind of

Milton. language; even so the necessity of policy and regimen

Creature in whom excelled in all churches may be held, without holding any one Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, certain form to be necessary in them all. Id. Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet. Id.

You and your followers do stand formally divided To fix on God the formality of faculties, or affecagainst the authorised guides of the church, and the tions, is the imposture of our fancies, and contradicrest of the people.

Id,
tory to his divinity.

Glanville's Scepsis.
Vol. IX.

2 F

The chorion, a thick membrane obscuring the form The matter discharged forth of volcanos, and other ation, the dam doth tear asunder. Browne. spiracles, contributes to the formation of meteors.

Woodward. The formal stars do travel so, As we their names and courses know;

Nor was his attendance on divine offices a matter And he that on their changes looks,

of formality and custom, but of conscience.

Atterbury. Would think them governed by our books.

Waller.

The very life and vital motion, and the formal

essence and nature of man, is wholly owing to the May not a man vow to A. and B. that he will give a hundred pounds to an hospital ? Here the vow is

power of God.'

Bentley. made both to God and to A, and B. But here A.

As we have established our assertion of the seminal and B. are only witnesses to the vow; but the form- production of all kinds of animals ; so likewise we

affirm, that the meanest plant cannot be raised with. ality of the vow lics in the promise made to God.

Stillingfleet.
out seed, by any formative power residing in the soil.

Id. Sermons. He makes the mere apprehension of excellency to

Still in constraint your suffering sex remains, include the formal reason of it: whereas mere excellency, without superiority, doth not require any sub

Or bound in formal or in real chains. Pope. jection, but only estimation.

Id.

She formed the phantom of well-bodied air. Id.

To enter the palace of learning at the great gate, Of formal duty, make no more thy boast;

requires an expense of times and forms; therefore, Thou disobeyest where it concerns me most.

men of much haste and little ceremony are content to Dryden. get in by the back-door.

Swift. Here toils and death, and death's half-brother,

Matter, as wise logicians say, sleep,

Cannot without a form subsist; Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep;

And form, say I as well as they, With anxious pleasures of a guilty mind,

Must fail, if watter brings no grist. Id. Deep frauds before, and open force behind. Id.

The pretender would have infallibly landed in our Nor seek to know

northern parts, and found them all sat down in their Their process, or the forms of law below. Id.

formalities, as the Gauls did the Roman senators. If men forswear the deeds and bonds they draw,

Id Though signed with all formality of law;

They were young heirs sent only for forms from And though the signing and the seal proclaim

schools where they were not suffered to stay three The barefaced perjury, and fix the shame. Id.

months,

Id. It will be necessary to see and examine those work. Complicated ideas, growing up under observation, which have given so great a reputation to the masters give not the same confusion, as if they were all offered of the first form.

Id. to the mind at once, without your observing the origiLucretius taught him not to form his heroe, to give nal and formation of them.

Watts. him piety or valour for his manners.

Id. If a chair be defined a seat for a single person, with Many a worthy man sacrifices his peace to formuli- person without a back; and a form is a seat for seven

a back belonging to it, then a stool is a seat for a single ties of compliment and good manners. L'Estrange.

ral persons, without a back. He that will look into many parts of Asia and Windows and doors in nameless sculptures drest, America, will find men reason there perhaps as With order, symmetry, or taste unblest, acutely as himself, who yet never heard of a syllo Forms like some bedlam statuary's dream gism, nor can reduce any one argument to those forms. The crazed creation of misguided whim. Burn.

Locke.

So when ill-fated Orpheus tuned to woe The wonderful art and providence of the contriver His potent lyre, and sought the realms below: and former of our bodies, appears in the multitude of

Charmed into life unreal forms respired, intentions he must have in the formation of several And listening shades the dulcet notes admired. parts for several uses. Ray on the Creation.

Darwin. A grave, staunch, skilfully managed face, set upon

His Highness, the sublimest of mankind,a grasping aspiring mind, having got many a sly form. Of every monarch, til, they are consigned

So styled according to the usual forms alist the reputation of a primitive and severe piety.

To those sad hungry jacobins the worms,

South,
He dies too soon ;

Who on the very loftiest kings have dined-
And fate, if possible, must be delayed :

His Highness gazed upon Gulbeyaz' charms, The thought that labours in my forming brain,

Expeeting all the welcome of a lover, Yet crude and immature, demands more time.

(A • Highland welcome all the wide world over.)

Byrom , Rowe. The Heathens and the Christians may agree in According as their souls were formed to sink or climt.

Some seek devotion, toil, war, good, or crime, material acts of charity ; but that which formally

12. makes this a Christian grace, is the spring from which

But Juan seasoned, as he might well be, it flows.

Smalridge. It lengthens out every act of worship, and produces which passed, or catch the first glimpse of the cliffs

.

By former voyages, stood to watch the skiffs more lasting and permanent impressions in the mind,

12. than those which accompany any transient form of words that are uttered in the ordinary method of

Form, among sportsmen, is the spot in which religious worship.

Addison.

the hare takes her seat at the dawn of day, to Have you observed a sitting hare,

secrete herself. When found sitting, she is said Listening, and fearful of the storm

to be in her form. Hares vary their places of Of horns and hounds, clap back her ear, sitting according to the season, the sun, and the Afraid to keep or leave her form ? Prior. wind. Soon after harvest they are found in To be stiff and formally reserved, as if the company wheat, barley, and oat stubbles, and in rushy did not deserve our familiarity, is a dowuright chale grass moors: when these become bare, they relenge of huwage.

Collier on Pride. tire to coverts, banks, and hedges In the spring

months, dry fallows, particularly those lying to or fire, or ashes, &c. Substantial forms seem to wards the sun with an ascent, are seldom without have been first broached by the followers of Arishares.

totle, who thought matter, under different modes Form, in law, the rules established and requi- or modifications, not sufficient to constitute difsite to be observed in legal proceedings. The ferent bodies; but that something substantial was formal part of the law, or method of proceeding, necessary to set them at a greater distance; and cannot be altered but by parliament: for if once thus introduced substantial forms, on the footing these outworks were demolished, there would be of souls, which specify and distinguish animals. an inlet to all manner of innovation in the body What led to this erroneous notion was the cirof the law itself.

cumstances of life and death: for observing that, Form is also used among mechanics for a as soon as the soul was departed out of a man, sort of mould whereon any thing is fasnioned or all motion, respiration, nutrition, &c., immewrought. Thus, the

diately ceased, they concluded that all these Hatter's form is a large block or piece of functions depended on the soul, and consewood, of a cylindrical figure; the top thereof guently that the soul was the form of the animal rounded, and the bottom quite fat. Its use is body, or that which constituted it such: that the to mould or fashion the crown of the hat, after soul was a substance independent of matter, nothe matter thereof has been beaten and fulled. body doubted; and hence the forms of other

Printer's form, a number of pages of types, hodies were concluded equally substantial. But few or many, according to the size of the book, to this it is answered, that though the soul be laid in order, by the compositor, enclosed in an that by which man is man, and consequently is iron chase, and firmly locked by quoins of wood, the form of the human body, as human; yet it so as the whole may at once be laid on the press, does not follow, that it is properly the form of for printing. Two forms are required for every this body of ours, as it is a body; nor of the sheet; one for each side; but, in many of the several parts thereof, considered as distinct from sizes of books, both sides of a sheet may be each other: for those several parts have their printed on the same form, by laying the pages in proper forms so closely connected with their a different order, so as those in one end or side matter, that it remains inseparable therefrom of the chase may answer exactly those in the long after the soul has quitted the body : thus, other, when the sheet is turned. This is called flesh has the form of flesh, bone of bone, &c., half sheet work, because each half of the sheet, long after the soul is removed, as well as before. when printed, contains a complete copy of the The truth is, the body does not become incapanumber of pages in the form.

ble of performing its accustomed functions beForm, in physics, denotes the manner of being cause the soul has deserted it; but the soul takes peculiar to each body; or that which constitutes its leave because the boay is not in a condition it such a particular body, and distinguishes it to perform its functions. The ancient and mofrom every other. Mr. Harris uses the term form dern corpuscular philosophers, therefore, with likewise in another sense, as an efficient anima- the Cartesians, exclude the notion of substantial ting principle; “These animating forms,' says forms; and show, by many arguments, that the he, are of themselves no objects either of the form is only the modus, or manner of the priear or of the eye ; but their nature or character mary modes of matter, viz. figure, rest, and mois understood in this, that were they never to tion, with two others arising therefrom, viz. exert their proper energies on their proper sub- magnitude and situation, the form of all bodies jects, the marble on which the sculptor exercises they hold to consist therein; and suppose the his art would remain for ever shapeless, and the variations these modes are capable of, sufficient harp from which the harper calls forth sounds to present all the variety observable in bodies. would remain for ever silent:' that is, in plain Forms are usually distinguished into essential language, the former would have no peculiar and accidental. form, and the latter no sound. Then why waste Forms, ACCIDENTAL, are those really inherent words and render language unintelligible, by in bodies, but in such a manner as that the body such an ambigrious use of the word form? Phi- may exist in all its perfection without them. losophy, we humbly apprehend, can never be Such as whiteness on a wall, heat in water, a advanced by confounding cause and effect, as figure of a man in wax, &c. Mr. Harris seems to do in the following defini Forms, ESSENTIAL. Though the five modes tion: The animating form of a natural body is above mentioned, generally taken, be adventitir.either its organisation nor its figure, nor any ous; yet to this or that body, e.g. to fire or other of those inferior forms which make up the water, they are essential ; thus, it is accidental to system of its visible qualities; but it is the iron to have this or that magnitude, figure, or power, which is yet able to produce, preserve, situation, since it might exist in different ones; and employ these.' If words conveying so very yet to a knife or hammer, the figure, magnitude, different and opposite ideas, as form and power, and position of parts which constitute it a hamare to be thus used synonymously, there will mer or knife are essential; and they cannot exist soon be an end of all accuracy in philosophical or be conceived withont them. Hence it is inlanguage. Philosophers generally allow two feired, that though there be no substantial, there principles of bodies: matter, as the common are essential, forms, whereby the several species basis or substratum of all; and form, as that of bodies become what they are, and are distinwhich specifies and distinguishes each; and guished from all others. which, adned to a quantity of common matter, FORMA PAUPERIS, is when a person has just determines or denominates it this or that; wood, cause of suit, but is so poor that he cannot de

Tray the usual charges of suing at law or in equity; case, if the tenant in tail dies wilout issue, and in which case, on making oath that he is not also he in remainder, the donor and his heirs, to worth £5 in the world, on all his debts being whom the reversion returns, may have this writ paid, and producing a certificate from some law- for the recovery of the estate, though the same be yer that he has good cause of suit, the judge alienated, &c. will admit him to sue in formâ pauperis; that FORMENTERA, the ancient Pithyusa Minor, is, without paying any fee to counsellors, at- is the second of the Pithyusa Islands, situated to torneys, or clerk; the statute 11 Hen. VII. c. 12, the south of Ivica, from which it is separated by having enacted, that counsel and attorneys, &c., a channel four miles wide. It belongs to Spain, shall be assigned to such poor persons gratis. and contains about 1200 inhabitants. Long. 1° Where it appears that any pauper has sold or 23°20' E., lat. 38° 37' 6' N. contracted for the benefit of his suit, whilst it is FORʻMER, adj. ? • From Sax. forma, first; depending in court, such cause shall be thence For'MERLY, adv. I whence former, and formost, forth totally dismissed; and a person suing in now commonly written foremost, as if derived formâ pauperis shall not have a new trial granted from before. Foremost is generally applied to him, but is to acquiesce in the judgment of the place, rank, or degree, and former only to time,' court.

says Dr. Johnson : but both former and foremost FORMAN (Andrew), archbishop of St. An- are the degrees of Sax. fore, anterior (either in drews, earl of Pittenweem, and of Cottingham in time or place), and meaning respectively, more England, and primate of all Scotland. He was and most fore. See FORE. Before another in employed in 1501, along with archbishop Black- time, or place; mentioned before another; past; ader, and Patrick, earl of Bothwell, to negociate as this was the custom in former times.' a match between James IV. of Scotland, and

Thy air, Margaret, eldest daughter of Henry VII. of Eng

Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first : land; which was next year ratified by the Scot -A third is like the former. tish ambassadors. He was afterwards employed

Shakspeare. Macbeth. as Scots ambassador to Rome, England, and Counsel and conversation is a second education, · France, upon the most important occasions. In that improves all the virtue and corrects all the vice of 1502 he was appointed archbishop of Moray, the former, and of nature itself. Clarendon. and in 1514 archbishop of St. Andrew's. Pre

The places were all of them formerly the cool revious to this last promotion, he was employed as

tirements of the Romans, where they ased to bide mediator betwixt pope Julius II. and Louis XII. the excessive heats of their summer.

themselves among the woods and mountains, during

Addison, of France, and he succeeded in conciliating the

A bad author deserves better usage than a bad difference. Having taken leave of the pope, he critick : a man may be the former merely through the passed through France, where he was kindly misfortune of an ill judgment; but he cannot be the received by Louis, who bestowed upon him the latter without both that and an ill temper. Pope. bishopric of Bourges, which brought him in 400 As an animal degenerates by diseases, the animal tons of wines, 10,000 franks of gold annually, salts, formerly benign, approach towards an alkaline besides other revenues. He was also liberally nature.

Arbuthnot. rewarded by Julius, who, besides the archbishop The present point of time is all thou hast, ric, conferred on him the two rich abbeys of The future doubtful, and the former past. Harte. Dunfermline and Aberbrothic; and made him FORMEY (John Henry Samuel), a celebrated his legate a latere. In 1517 he was appointed Prussian writer, born at Berlin in 1711. He by the states one of the lords of the regency, became pastor of a French church in that city, in during the minority of James V., on occasion of which office he continued for several years, but the duke of Albany's going to France. Arch- resigned it on being chosen professor of philoso bishop Forman died in 1521, and was buried at phy in the French college; and, upon the restoDunfermline. According to Dempster, he wrote ration of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, a book against Luther, another concerning the hr was appointed secretary to the philosophical Stoic Philosophy, and a Collection out of department, and afterwards made sole secretary. Decretals.

He was also chosen a privy counsellor. Formey, FORMEDON, in law (breve de forma dona- in conjunction with Beausobre, conducted the tionis), a writ that lies for a person who has a Bibliothéque Germanique; besides which he was right to lands or tenements, by virtue of any the author of 1. Le Philosophe Chrétien ; 2. entail, arising from the statute of Westm. 2 Ch. Pensées Raisonnables; 3. Anti-Emile, against II. This writ is of three kinds, viz.:- Formedon Rousseau ; 4. The History of Philosophy in descender lies where a tenant in tail infeoffs a Abridged ; 5. An Abridgment of Ecclesiastistranger, or is disseised and dies, and the heir cal History; 6. Researches on the Elements of may bring this writ to recover the lands. For- Matter; 7. Thoughts on the Tusculums of medon in remainder lies where a man gives lands, Cicero, &c. He died in 1797. Some of his &c. to a person in tail, and, for default of issue works have been translated into English. of his body, the remainder to another in tail: FORMIA, or FORMIÆ, in ancient geography, here if the tenant in tail die without issue, and a a maritime town of the Adjected, or New Latium, stranger abates and enters into the land, he in on the south-east of Cajeta; built by the Laceremainder shall have this writ. Formedon in re- demonians, called originally Hormiæ, on account verter lies where lands are entailed on certain of its commodious harbour. It was an ancient persons and their issue, with remainder over for municipium, but is now in ruins, near Mola. want of issue; and, on that remainder failing, FORMIANI, the people of Formia, who were then to revert to the donor and his heirs : in this admitted to the liberty of the city the year in

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