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is half the length of the body. This species, ducting him. When leading out to the field, which grows to the size of a wolf, and even they put him in a cage and carry him on a cari. 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 bim 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 flight, either by pieces of Aesh, 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. ()ppian describes to tail; and, froin 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 sides are whitish, 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 £i sterling. In China rear 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 coracious, 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 all 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 the natives of Malabar the maraputé, by the or 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, is 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 habits 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 untame it 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 as the tiger: but, notwithstanding all attempts Indies fifteen feet long, including undoubtedly to render him 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 never 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- thai the animal was about seven feet long from cessary in training him, and still greater in con- the point of the mizzle to the origin of the tail;

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but then it must be considered, that he was like the hog, loves to wallow a the mire; analyzed caught young, and lived all his days in confine on that account, frequents the banks of rivers;

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 bair is in pursuit. Two travellers of authority, hox. short, excepting on the sides of the head, where ever, both eye-witnesses, confirm whai Pling vegna 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 ander with black rings. His legs and claws resemble one and a swift horse, whose rider escaped 225 those of the lion, only the legs are much shorter merely by getting amidst a circle of armed men. when 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. As pieces a new prey with equal fury and rapacity, The tiger, according to Mr. Pennant, is peculiar

So falso 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 ud 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

, fax in, deri and sometimes even braves the lion himself. are met with in India and its islands. In Su-hi a tete The 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 respektive knows no bounds or distinction, and which often animated by the souls of their ancestors. The set stimulates him to devour his own young, and to tiger has always been more rare than the lion; rear the mother in pieces for endeavouring to de- though the feinale brings forth an equal rumber 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 are 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 putsues 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 do one of the young ia 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 foresti 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 Tours 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 rourishes 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 wiere dogs are very scarce. He has not the de of cruelty in his 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; neitber can he run then 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 205. 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 pres Marted 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 hé 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 napoalus odiyotega,


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or less panther of Oppian, and the panthera of Proud Arcite and fierce Palamon,

in mortal battle, doubling blow on blow; FELL, adj.

Sax. felle; Old Fr. Like lightning named their falchions to and fro, FELLNESS, n. 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.

Dryden. cious.

I felled along a man of bearded face, Soone meete they both ; both fell and furious,

His limbs all covered with a shining case. Id. 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 Queenc.

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.
Adowo so fast, and all his armour steep,
For very fellness loud he 'gan to weep.

FELL. See Fall

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. He was 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


services to the college, and reformed severai 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. Pope.

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 throbs 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 PELLMONGER, S Belg. vel, of Goth. vela, to Beccles, near Yarmouth, whence he removed to cover; or, as some writers think, from Lat pellis; Thaxted in Essex, where he also kept a 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 goujers shall devour them, fesh and fell, had not been long there, before a misunderstandEre they sball 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 hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair

Some respectable friends then subscribed a yearly Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir. Id.

stipend of £100, for which he was to deliver a Fell, v.a. 2 Sax. Fyllan ; Teut. fellen; course of lectures on the evidences of Chris

FELLER, 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 seem 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 beheld,

an answer to Mr. Farmer's Essay on the DeHe cast to suffer him no more respire,

moniacs, and also to that on the Idolatry of But gan bis 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. Hubberd. 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. FELLÉR (Francis Xavier), known for some Taking the small end of his 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.

Jesuits, to which he oelonged; was a native of Whereas great Arthur lies in ruder oke; That never felt none but the feller's stroke.

Brussels, born in 1735, and enjoyed a reputationi 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 Coarmed, and with a trivial weapon felled

volumes, has been attacked on the score of Their choicest youth : they only lived who Ned. 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 feldow-citizens, with the saints. Latin, are Flores Philosophici; Nota in Lotichicii

Ephes. xi. 19.

The Gentiles should be fellow-heirs. d. iii. 6. eclogam, &c.; Cygni quasimodo geniti sanctæ

Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in la. virorum celebrium Cygnex (Zwickhau) veterum;

bour, and fellow-soldier.

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 a


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 fellurodied 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 cwelve fellinos like unto myself, above, was born in 1673 at Leipsic, where he but not one of them came to a good end. Ascham. graduated in philosophy. The duke of Weimar One seed for another to make an exchange, appointed him his secretary in 1706, a situation With fellowly neighbourhood seemeth not strange.

Tresser. 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

are men, although they have never any settled auspices. He published Monumenta varia in

. fellowship, never any solemn agreement among .cmedita, in twelve 4to numbers, printed in 1714


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. FE'LLOE, n.s. Dan. and Teut. felge. The I have great comfort from this fellow : mcthinks he circumference of a wheel; the outward part. hath no drowning mark about him; his complexion is It is often written fally or felly.

perfect gallows.

Axle-trees, naves, felloes, and spokes, were all mol. With what's unreal, thou co-active art,
Kings. And fellowest nothing.

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. Id. 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. $. & v. a.) Sax. pelap; Goth. Wait clse at door; a fellow-counsellor FELLOW-CITIZEN, n. s. I felag, a compa- Among boys, grooms, and lackeys. FELLOW-COMMONER, nion; community;

Id. Henry VIII. FELLOW-COUNSELLOR, Swed. falage ; Scot. She, questionless, with her sweet harmony, FELLOW-CREATURE,

fullow, quasi, to

Is with her fellow-maidens now within.

follow', Minsheu, FELLOW-FEELING,

Id. Pericles. FELLOW-HEIR, from Sax. fe, faith,

You shall not need, my fellow-peer of Tyre,

Further to question of your king's departure, FELLOW-HELPER,

and lag, bound.

His sealed commission's left with me. Id. FELLOW-LABORER, Junius. A compa

My fellow-ministers FELLOW-LIKE, adj. nion; associate;

Are alike invulnerable. Id. Tempest. FELLOWLY, equal; one of a lite

You FELLOW-MAIDEN, n. s. rary community, oi Have sworn for three years' time to live with me FELLOW-MEMBER, (privileged frater 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. CLOW-PRISONER, one of a pair: a fa

Shakspeare. LLOW-SCHOLAR, miliar compella Come, fellow-soldier, make thou proclamation. id. FELLOW-SERVANT, tion, and appella

I pr'y thee, do not mock me, fellow-student.


tion, sometimes ex

An officer was in danger to have lost his place, bu:

pressing mere faFELLOW-SOLDIER,

his wife made his peace; whereupon a pleasant fellow FELLOW-STUDENT, miliarity, at other

e said, that he had been crushed, but that he saved himFELLOW-SUBJECT, | times contempt, self upon his horns.

Bacon. FELLOW-SUFFERER, I pity, and even ab- 'There should be a mission of three of the fellows of 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. j with: fellowship is were designed.



la a great town friends are scattered, so that there Since they cannot raise themselves to the reputation is not that fellowship which is in less neighbourhoods. of their fellow-writers, they must sink it to their own

Id. Essays. pitch, if they would keep themselves upon a level Chieftain of the rest with them.

Addison. I chose him here : the earth shall him allow;

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

Fuirfax. 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.

Carew. 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.

Id. Prideuur. Their fathers and yours were fellow-servants to the Homer in his Odyssey, speaking of Ulysses, and same heavenly master while they lived ; nor is that Elpenor his fellow-traveller, &c. Sir T. Herbert. 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 Bp. Hall's Contemplations. He bad by his excessive good fellowship, which was

a fellow-feeling.


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, with all the officers of the army. Clarendon. Nearer acquainted, now I feel by proof

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow ;

The rest is all but leather and prunella. That fellowship in pain divides not smart,

Pope. Nor lightens aught each man's peculiar load.

The bleeding condition of their fellow-subjects was

Paradise Regained. 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. Without controul upon their fellows prey. Waller. We signify our being united to each other as fellowThose great fellows scornfully receiving them, as members.

Whole Duty of Man. foolish birds fallen into their net, it pleased the eter- Self-knowledge, moreover, implies a due attention aal Justice to make them suffer death by their hands. to the several relations in which we stand to our fel.

Sidney. low-creatures ; and the obligations that result from So you are to be hereafter fellows, and no longer thence.

Mason. servants.

11. 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 contem'That one should be the common gond of both; plating the turn of a card, their stupid occupation is One soul should both inspire, and neither prove

in character.

Cumberland. His felino's hindrance in pursuit of love ? Dryden. A young fellow who seems to bave no will of his As next of kin, Achilles' arms I claim;

own, and does every thing that is asked of him, is This fellow 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. My felloro-labourers have commissioned me to per. Their poet, a sad trimmer, but no less form in their behalf this office of dedication.

Jo company a very pleasant fellow,
Id. Juvenal, Dedication. Had been the favourite of full many a mess
O love! thou sternly dost thy power maintain,

Of men, and made them speeches when half mellow. And will not bear a rival in thy reign;

Byron. Tyrants and thou all fellowship disdain. Dryden.

FELO-DE-SE. See Suicide. How happy was it for those poor creatures, that

And how

FEL'ON, n. s. & adj. 1 your grace was made their fellow-sufferer?

Sax. fel; Goth. and glorious for you, that you chose to want rather than

FELO'Nious, adj. Swed. fel, a fault; Fr. Dot relieve?


FELOʻNIOUSLY, adv. felon; Low. Lat. felo; The fellow had taken more fish than he could spend FELON'ous, adj. (Minsheu says, 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 fellous,

Id. whitlow: as an adjective, fierce; cruel; inhuIt is a high degree of inhumanity not to have a man; wicked; which is also the meaning of fellorc-feeling of the misfortune of my brother. Id. felonious and the obsolete felonous : felony is He cannot appropriate, he cannot inclose, without loc

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. Id. Hath stirred up so mischievous despight! Spenser.

We have one peculiar elegance in our language I am like for desperate dole to die, above all others, which is conspicuous in the term Through felonous force of mine enemy. Id. fellow. This word, added to any of our adjectives,

I apprehend thee for a felon here. extremely varies, or quite alters the sense of that with

Shakspeare. 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 i 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 opinion of

O thievish night! binself, that he makes his court at large. Tatler. Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end,


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