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of the country and in different seasons, accord- ing of fool is worthless, or good for nothing; ing to the greater facility with which one dirty or idle: applied to the mind, weak, mudor other of the articles occasionally employed in dy in its ideas; slow of apprehension; reluctant the composition of it may be procured, and ac- to think It is now generally applied to a nacording to the particular fancies of individuals. tural, au idiot; one to whom nature has denied Many feeders make a great secret of the compo- reason; to one who counterfeits folly; a buffoon sition of their drinks, and some have, to my or jester. In Scripture the term is employed to knowledge, carried their refinement so far, as designate a wicked man, to intimate that wickedactually to mix brandy in them in small quanti- ness is folly; as it debases reason, and dishonors ties; and pretend to have found their advantage the character. The neuter verb is used in the in adding this costly ingredient. The articles most sense to trifle; to toy; to play ; to idle; to oommonly used are, bran, oat meal, brewers' sport. The active signifies to treat with contempt; grains, mashed potatoes, mashed turnips, rye to disappoint; to frustrate; to cheat; to defeat; meal, and barley meal, with a large proportion to infatuate; to allure from the dictates of reason of water; sometimes two or three or more of and sobriety. Foolery is either habitual folly, these articles are united in forming a drink : and, or a solitary act, or the object of folly. Foolish, of whatever ingredients the drink is composed, to be void of understanding; weak of intellect; a large proportion of salt is always added to it. imprudent; indiscreet; ridiculous; contemptiThere is perhaps nothing new in the method of ble. Foolishly, weakly; without understanding. feeding cattle with liquid mixtures, but the man- In Scripture all these terms signify wicked and ner in which these drinks are now prepared in wickedly. Foolishness is folly; want of underGermany is, I believe, quite new; and shows, what standing; actual deviation from the right. Fool I wish to prove, that cooking renders food really is used in composition and in phrases idiomatic more nutritive. These drinks were formerly given and peculiar-the following are instances of cold, but it was afterwards discovered that they both, and their illustrations are placed in the were more nourishing when given warm; and of regular chronological order with those of their late their preparation is, in many places, become etymon. a very regular culinary process. Kitchens have FOOL'BORN, adj. Fool and born. Foolish been built, and large boilers provided and fitted from the birth. up, merely for the cooking for the cattle in the FOOL'-HAPPY, adj. Fool and happy. Lucky; stables; and I have been assured by many very without contrivance or judgment. intelligent farmers, who have adopted this new Fool'-HARDINESS, n. s.

Fool and hardy. mode of feeding (and have also found by my own Fool'-HARDISE, n. s.

Mad rashness; couexperience), that it is very advantageous indeed;

FOOL'-HARDY, adj. rage without sense. that the drinks are evidently rendered much more The second noun is obsolete: it is however nourishing and wholesome by being boiled ; and used by Spenser, and signifies adventurousness that the expense of fuel, and the trouble attend- without judgment: the adjective signifies foolishly ing this process, are amply compensated by the bold. advantages derived from the improvement of the

Fool'-LARGE, adj. Fool and large. Foolishly food. We even find it advantageous to continue liberal. the boiling a considerable time, two or three

Fool'-TRAP, n. s. Fool and trap. A snare to hours for instance; as the food goes on to be catch fools in, generally set by rogues. still farther improved, the longer the boiling is

To play the fool. To play pranks like a hired continued. These facts seem evidently to show, jester; to jest; to make sport; to act like one that there is some very important secret with re- void of common understanding. gard to nutrition, which has not yet been pro- To make a fool of. To disappoint; to defeat. perly investigated; and it seems to me to be

To fool away. To squander; to waste submore than probable, that the number of inhabi- stance; to exchange without an adequate equivatants who may be supported in any country lent. upon its internal produce, depends almost as

To fool one of his money, is to cheat him by much upon the state of the art of cookery, as Aattering his vanity, or cajoling his understandupon that of agriculture. The Chinese, perhaps, ing; that is, to rob him through the medium of understand both these arts better than any other his folly or his ignorance. nation. Savages understand neither of them. But, if cookery be of so much importance, it

The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.

Psalm xiv. 1. certainly deserves to be studied with the greatest

A ful gret foul is any conseillour, care; and it ought to be particularly attended to

That serveth any lord of high honour, in times of general alarm on account of a scarcity That dare presume, or ones thinken it of provisions; for the relief which may in many That his conseil shuld pass his lordes wit. cases be derived from it is immediate and effec

Chaucer. The Marchantes Tale. tual, while all other sources are distant and un

But for as moche as som folk ben unmesurable, certain. After anticipating some objections to

men oughten for to avoid and eschue fool-largesse, the his plan, Count Rumford recommends the estab- whiche men clepen waste. Certes, he that is fool-large, lishment of public kitchens in all towns and large he geveth not his catel, but he leseth his catel. villages throughout the kingdom. See KITCHEN.

Id. The Persones Tale. FOOL, n. s., v. n. & v. a. Greek φαυλος; ;

This is my lif but if that I wol fight; FOOL'ERY, n. S.

German faul, and And out at dore anon I mote me dight, Fool'ish, adj.

probably foul in

Or elles I am lost, but if that I Fool'ishly, adv.

English Thus, Be, like a wild leon, fool-hardy. Fool'isun Ess, n. s. the original mean

Id. Prologue to the Monkes Tale.

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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.

Id. The mariner, yet half 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 old. To joy at his fool-happy oversight. Puerie Queene.

More huge in strength than wisa in works he was, To be thought knowing, you must first put the fool And reason with foolhardise over-ran;

upon all mankind.

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

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

Id. We are transported with fooleries, which, if we un. One 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 starve 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.

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

Is it worth the name of freedorn 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 man's self?

Locke. upon, 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 Leur.

spiritual estate, they cannot take 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 foolhardiness Well, thus we play the fool with the time, and the valour, and then he may go on boldly because blindly. spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.

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

Id. 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 to Nor cowardly in retire. Id. Coriolanus. the compassing of his end.

Id. "Twere as good a deed as to drink when a man's

Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire, a-hungry, 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 ?
Fuolery, 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 heen 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

son for associating with a inan who is one. Would both thy folly and thy spite betray.

Congreve. Way of the World. Ben Jonson.

'Tis not so hard to counterfeit joy in the depth of That 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,

He thanks his stars he was not born a fool. Pope. Fool not ; for all may have,

Although we boast our winter sun looks bright, If they dare try, a glorious life, a grave. Herbert. If you have the luck to be court-fouls, those that Yet so much sooner comes the long and gloomy night,

And foolishly are glad to see it in its height; have either wit or honesty, you may fool withal, and

Swift. spare pot.

Denham. If this disguise sit not naturally on so grave a per.

It is mere foolery to multiply distinct particulars in

treating of things, where the difference lies only in son, yet it may become him better than that fool's words.

Him over-weaning

He allows himself in foolish hatreds and resentTo over-reach ; but 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

Milton. As foolish hens at times batch vipers, by
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,
No honour's got by such a maim.

FOOLADOO, a district of Africa, near the

I returning 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 lite, 'uis all a cheat ;

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


Foulahs, a people widely diffused over Western Foor-MAN, n. 8. 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 pace. 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. Q. Sax. fot; Scot. left by the foot; hence trace; track-mark'; print; FOOT'ED, 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 fol-
FEET, n. s. plural, foet ; Teut. feus : low his example.

of Gr. 786?

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

Antinchus departed, weeping 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 goch all It is used in a military sense to designate infan- He rolleth under foot as doth a ball.

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale. try from cavalry, and in this application has no

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

Id. bially used for the level;

With footmen, bothe yemen and eke knaves.


Feet, in our English versifying, without quantity metaphorically designates state; character ; condition; 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 number deformed, unnatural, or lame.

Ascham'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 remedye. riding or being conveyed. The verb differs little

Spenser. from the noun, except in the following instances : By this the dreadful beast drew nigh to land, to dance; to tread wantonly; to trip. Footed Half flying and half footing in his haste.

Faerie Qucene. signifies, shaped in the foot. Footing is ground

Didst thou hear these verses ? for the foot; support; root; basis; place; possession; tread; walk; dance; steps; road; them had in them more feet than the verses would

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


Shakespeare, 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.

While other jests are something rank on foot, FOOT-BOY, n. s. Foot and boy. A male do

Her father bath commanded her to slip mestic servant, usually in livery.

Away with Slender to marry.

Id. FOOT-BRIDGE, n. $. Foot and bridge. A

What confederacy bave you with the traitors bridge on which passengers walk; a narrow Late footed in the kingdom ? Id. King Lear. bridge.

You, that did void your rheum upou my beard, and FOOT-CLOTH, 7. s. Foot and cloth. A sump- foot me as you spurn a stranger cur over your ter cloth.


Skakspeare. Foot-FIGHT, n. s. Foot and fight. A fight

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

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

He met the knight-mare, and her name told; Foor-LICKER, n. s. Foot and licker. A slave, Bid her alight, and her troth plight,

La a humble fawner : one who licks the foot.

And aroynt thee, witch, aroynt thee right,

the par.

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 a'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 aud 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;

He saw a quire of ladies in a round,
This honest man, wait like a lowsy footboy
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,
For ay thy footlicker.

Id. Tempest.

- Nothing; a trifling sum of misery,

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 takThat 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 leit it

Raleigh's History. so little foothold, that the first blast laid it fat 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 baffled 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 footrotten.

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 bave offered. Id. two horses at either end, and two footmen on each Snouced and tailed like a boar, and footed like a side.


Grero. Like running weeds that have no certain root; or What colour of excuse can be for the contempl 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 insignificant and committed the safety of their lives to their nimble


upon the man who murders them ? Addison. footmanship.


Like footmen running 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

Carew. speedy as the horses.

Let thy worst wig, long used to storms be worn ;

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

Beneath his flapping 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. Fretting, by little and little, washes away and eats And Sidney's verse balts ill on Roman feet. out both, the tops, and sides, and feet of mountains.

Haketil. His brother's image to bis mind appears,
Little need we stir our feet, to learn to tell either Inflames his heart with rage, and wings his feet with
loud hies, 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 England 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,

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 Virgin, to my bosom gliding;

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


Fletcher's Purple Islund. well 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.

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O'er her fair limbs convulsive tremors fleet, 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 maamu. In vain to scream with quivering lips she tries, factured. The mines are deep, and worked with

tead the Aud strains in palsied lids her tremulous eyes.

long galleries or horizontal passages, having

sinya 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 lz

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

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

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

neat, and convenient. In the towns are manuA 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 showe

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

Byron. with which there is a free communication by a Foor. 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 Altwenty-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 excalled 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 PYRRAIC, crusade in which he had engaged against his &c. The trisyllabic feet are eight in number, western neighbour, the damel of the Jalofis, viz. the dactylus, anapæstus, tribrachys, molossus, with a view to compelling him to embrace Maamphibrachys, amphimacer, bacchiuș, 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 procleusma- 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, is 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 rao rara 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 å young lady of a Rome foot, .966; Sienna foot, 1.239; Trent good family and fortune ; but the connexiou 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 bis the English foot.

whole fortune. His necessities led him to the Foot UF 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.

linguished 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 Foot, Square, is the same measure both in the following stratagem :-Sir Francis Delzial 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 conjuret and parts of it are extremely fertile. The ob- in the oid Bailey, whom he represented as a jects of cultivation are rice and maize, which

man of surprising skill and penetration, lle are both raised and carried to market by females. employed an acquaintance of his own to pero

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