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the heads of the faction and the train ; though neither FACTOR, n. s.) Fr. facteur ; Lat. factor, be faultless, yet one is plagued, the other forgiven. FACTORAGE, (à facio). One who does
Bp. Hall's Contemplations. FACTORY. business for another; an By some needful act, to put a present restraint upon agent: factorage is his commission, or charge, the wild and lawless courses of all their fuctious com- for the business done. A factory is a house of binations abroad, and enterprises of this kind.
business; a place where any thing is made; and
Bp. Ball. figuratively, but more commonly, the collective Some busy factionists of the meaner sort. Id. body of mercha
body of merchants in a given place. They remained at Newbury in great faction among themselves.
Take on you the charge Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,
And kingly government of this your land; Assemble ; and harangues are heard ; but soon
Not as protector, steward, substitute, In factions opposition. Milton's Paradise Lost.
Or lowly factor for another's gain.
Shakspeare. Richard III. How from dissensions in opiniou do violent factions
The senators alone of this great world, and feuds rage!
Chief factors for the gods. Avoid the politic, the factious fool,
Id. Antony and Cleopatra. The busy, buzzing, talking, hardened knave.
We agreed that I should send up an English factor,
Otway. that whatsoever the island could yield should be deWhy these faction quarrels, controversies, and
livered at a reasonable rate. Raleigh's Apology. battles amongst themselves, when they were all united in the same design?
The Scots had good intelligence, baving some facIt is thus with all those, who, attending only to the
tors doubtless at this mart, albeit they did not openly shell and husk of history, think they are waging war
Hayward. with intolerence, pride, and cruelty, whilst, under
Porced into exile from his rightful throne, color of abhorring the ill principles of antiquated
He made all countries where he came his own; parties, they are authorising and feeding the same
And viewing monarch's secret arts of sway, odious vices in different factions, and perhaps in A royal factor for their kingdoms lay. Dryden. worse.
Burke. Vile arts and restless endeavours are used by some If all the world joined with them in a full crysly and venomous factors for the old republican against rebellion, and were as botly influenced against cause.
South, the whole theory and enjoyment of freedom, as those Asleep and naked as an Indian lay, who are the most factions for servitude, it could not An honest factor stole a gem away : in my opinion answer any one end whatsoever in this He pledged to the knight; the knight had wit, contest.
Id. So kept the diamond, and the rogue was bit. Pope. Come thou, whose love unlimited, sincere,
And, disclaiming all regard
For mercy, and the common rights of man,
At the sword's point, and dyeing the white robe
Beattie. Of innocent commercial Justice red. Cowper. Faction, in antiquity, a name given to the
• In the road of commerce,' said he, you will be different companies of combatants in the circus. Su
sure, by diligence and assiduity, though you have no They were four ; viz. the white, the red, the green,
capital, of so far succeeding as to be employed as a and the blue ; to which Domitian added another
factor. of purple color. They were so denominated from
The factorage or wages, called also commission, is the color of the liveries they wore ; and were
different at different places, and for different voyages : dedicated, according to M. Aur. Cassiodorus, to
at a medium it may be fixed at about three per cent.
of the value of the goods bought, beside the charge the four seasons of the year; the green being con
of package, which is paid over and above. When secrated to spring, the red to summer, the white
factors make themselves answerable for the debts of
to to autumn, and the blue to winter. It appears those persons with whom they deal, the charges of from ancient inscriptions, that each faction had commission or factorage are, of course, enhanced. its procurators and physician; and, from history, that party rage ran so high among them, that, in factors are employed by merchants residing a dissension between two factions, in the time of at other places, to buy or sell goods, negociate Justinian, almost 40,000 men lost their lives in bills, &c., on their account; and are entitled to a the quarrel.
certain allowance for their trouble. A supercargo FACTITIOUS, adj. Lat. factitius, from facio, differs from a factor in this : the business of the to make. See Faction. Made by art.
former is limited to the care of a particular In the making and distilling of soap, by one degree cargo; he goes along with it, and generally of fire the salt, the water, and the oil or grease, returns when his business is completed : the latwhereof that factitions concrete is made up, being ter has a fixed residence, and executes commisboiled up together, are easily brought to co-operate. sions for different merchants. A factor's power
Boyle. is either absolute or limited. Though entrusted Hardness wherein some stones exceed all other with ample discretionary powers, he is not warbodies, and among them the adamant, all other stones
nes ranted to take unreasonable or unusual measures, being exalted to that degree that art in vain en
or do any thing contrary to his employer's deavours to counterfeit it; the factitious stones of chymists, in imitation, being easily detected by an
interest; but it is incumbent on the employer, if ordinary lapic ist.
he challenge his proceedings, to prove that he
y on the Creation, Hence the diamond reflects half as much more could have done better, and was guilty of wilful light as a factitious gem in similar circumstances; to mismanagement. When a factor's power is which inust be added its great transparency, and the limited, he must adhere strictly to his orders. excellent polish it is capable of.
Darwin. If he exceed his power, though with a view to
Dr. A. Rees.
his employer's interest, he is liable for the coo- act without commission, they are responsible : sequence. For example, if he gives credit when and even in the case of a merchant remitting not empowered, or lonz credit if not empowered, goods to his factor, and some ume after drawing for the sake of a better price, and the buyer a bill on hin, which the factor, having effects in proves insolvent, he is liable for the debt. A his hands, is supposed to accept, if the merchant factor has no power to give credit unless author- fails, the zoods are seized in the factor's hands, Zsed: but if the goods consigned be generally for behoof of the creditors, and the factor, it has sold on credit at the place of consignation, the been thought, must answer the bili notwithstandfactor will be vindicated for selling at the usual inz, and only rank as a creditor for the sum, credit, unless expressly restricted. Although which, by his acceptance of the bill, he was opinion will never justify the factor for departing obliged to pay. In case of a factor's insolvency, from orders, necessity sometimes will. If he be the owner mas reclaim his goods; and, if they limited not to sell goods under a certain price, be sold on trust, the owner and not the factor's and the goods be perishable, and not in a situa- creditor) shall recover payment of the debts. tion for being kepi, he may sell them, to prevent The above is principally applicable to factors their destruction, even uuder the price limited. residing abroad, and acting for merchants, or to A factor is never warranted to deal on trust, er- supercar des going a rovare to dispose of a cept with persons in good credit at the time. If cargo, and afterwards returning with another to the employer challenge the debtors, it is incum- their emplovers; but it is likewise the practice bent on him to prove that their bad circumstances of merchants of the greatest credit in the comwere known at the time of sale; and the factor mercial world, to act murally as factors for each will be vindicated, if he trusted them at the same other. Tae business Lis executei is called time for goods of his own. If the factor sell his coinmision-business, and is venerally desirable emplover's goods on trust, and, after the day of by all merchants prudei tey have always payment is elapsed, receive payment from the effects in their custody, as a security for such purchaser for a debt of his own, he becomes matters as ther than 1, ler ile diluunt of others. liable in equity for the debt. In case of bank. Those who tra le ertens veis in this manner, rupicy, the factor ought imne liately to lay have current as well as coami-ion accounts, attachments, and advise his emplovers; and he constant'between them; ani draw on, remit to, cannot withdraw his attachinents, nor compound and send commissio each other, only by the debts without orders. If a rictor sells goods intercoure of letters, which anon: men of belonging to different merchants to the same honor, are as obligatury ani autoritative as all person, and the buyer proves insolvent, they shall the bun is and ties of law. bear the loss in equal proportions; and, if the FACTORAGE, the allowance given to factors buyer has paid part before his insolvency, with. by the merchant who enjoystito: called also out specifvins for which, the payment ou ht to e misso. A factors CC : 2 in Britain be distributed in equal proportions; but, if the on most kinds of is?) per cent.: on lead days of payment be fixed, and part of the dents and some other artico: per cent. In some only due, the payment ought to be applied, in pics it is customer fir tie factors to insure the first place, to such debts as were due. If he debts for an additional al orance, and in that makes a wrong entry at the custom-house, and case they are acountable for the debt when the the goods be seized in consequence thereot, he usual term of credit is expired. Factorate on must bear the loss, unless the error be occasioned oods is sometimes carred at a certa u rate per by a mistake in the invece, or letter of advice. cisk, or other play, measure, or weight, The owner bears the loss of goods seized, wh-n especially when the factor is only employed to attempted to be smuggled by his orders: but the receive or deliver them. factor complving with an unlawful order, is liable FACTOTUM. n. S. L. fac totun. It is in such penalties as the laws exact. If a factor ined likewise in burlesque French. A servant saves the duty of goods due to a forenzn prince, employed alike in 2!1 kinds of business: as he shall have the benefit; for, if detected, he Scrub in the Stratham. bears the loss. If a factor sells goods bought by Factotum here, Su.
Ben Jonsson. his employer's orders for his own advantage, the employer may recover the benefit, and the factor
FACTURE, 1.s. French. The act or manshall be amerced for the same. If a factor ner of making any thin receives bad money in payment, he bears the There is no doubt but that the facture or framing, loss; but if the value of the money be lessened is as full of dizertace as the outwaru parts. ] by the government, the emplover bears the loss.
Bicon. A factor is not liable for goods spoiled, robbed, FACULE, Latin, from fax, a torch, in astmor destroyed by fire. If a factor receives coun- nomy, a name given by Scheiner and others, to terfeit jewels from his emplover, and sells them, certain bright spots on the sun's disc, that apthe employer is liable to indemnify him for any pear mure lucid than the rest of his body. penalties he may incur. If a factor be ordered Hevelius affirms, that on July 20th, 1031, he to make insurance, and neglect it, and the sub- obserieri a facula, whose breadth was equal to jeit be lost, he is liable to make it good, prorid- one-third of the sun's diameter. hircher, Scheiner, ing he had effects in his hands. If a' factor and others, represent the sun's body as full of bus Loods for his employer, his bargain shall these facule, which they suppose to be volcanoes ; Te binding on the emplover. Factors having and others contend that the macula change into obtained a profit for their employers, cu rht to be fai ula before they disappear. But Huygens and Very cautious how they dispose of it; for if they others of the latest and best observers, finding This Dunce meek, ba virtuesih.
that the best telescopes discover nothing of the Reason itself but gives it edge and power, matter, agree entirely to explode the phenomena As heaven's blessed beam turns vinegar more sour. of faculæ; and attribute the cause of these
Pope's Essay on Man. appearances to the tremulous agitation of the
He had an excellent faculty in preaching if he vapors near our earth. Dr. Hutton concludes
were not too refined.
Neither did our Saviour think it necessary to exthat 'the faculæ are not eructations of fire and
plain to us the nature of God, because it would be imflame, but refractions of the sun's rays in the
possible, without bestowing on us other faculties than rarer exhalations, which, being condensed, seem
we possess at present.
Id. to exhibit a light greater than that of the sun.
The wretched condition, weakness, and disorder of FACʻULTY, n. s. Fr. faculté ; Ital. facolta; the faculties which I must employ in my inquiries, Span. faculdad; Lat. facultas, from facio, to do. increase my apprehensions; and the impossibility of
The power of doing any thing mechanical or amending or correcting those faculties, reduces me al. mental: hence skill; dexterity; excellence; most to despair, and makes me resolved to perish on quality ; power; authority or privilege: a com- the barren rock on which I am at present, rather than pany of skilful or eminent men in any of the venture myself upon that boundless ocean which runs professions.
out into immensity. Hume. On Human Nature. There is no kind of faculty or power in man, or any
Called thee into being when thou wast not; gave creature, which can rightly perform the functions as thee these reasoning and reflecting faculties, which lotted to it without perpetual aid and concurrence of thou art now employing in searching out the end and that supreme cause of all things.
Mason. Law bath set down to what persons, in what causes. FADE, v. n. & v. a. Goth. fæda ; Isl. and with what circumstances, almost every faculty or faSwed. fata ; Erse, faid ; Arabic, faut: from Fr. vour shall be granted.
Id. fade, weak, insipid, says Dr. Johnson; but Mr. I'm traduced by tongues which neither know Todd derives it with more probability, from Lat. My faculties nor person, yet will be
vado, Gr. Baðw to move, the primary meaning of The chronicles of my doing.
fade being to disappear quickly. To vanish; Shakspeare. Henry VIII.
disappear rapidly; languish ; change to a weaker This Duncan
color; wither; lose vigor or beauty, die away, Hath born his faculties so meek, bath been
Our older writers use it as an active verb for to So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels.
wear away; reduce. He had none of those faculties, which the other Ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a had, of reconciling men to him. Clarendon. garden that hath no water.
Isaiah i. 30. I understand in the prime end
The glorious beauty on the head of the fat valley Of nature, her the inferior; in the mind
shall be a fading flower
Id. xxviii. 4.' And inward faculties, which most excel.
Whose flowring pride, so fading and so fickle,
Milton. Short Time shall soon cut down with his consuming Orators may grieve ; for in their sides,
Spenser's Faerie Queene. Rather than heads, their faculty abides.
This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered ;
Denham. And not a maiden, as thou sayest he is. He, which hath given no man his faculties and graces
Shakspeare. for himself, nor put light into the sun, moon, stars, The stars shall fade away, the sun himself for their own use, hath stored no parcel of earth with Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years. a purpose of private reservation. Bp. Hall.
Addison. Our author found out monarchial absolute power The greenness of a leaf ought to pass for apparent, in that tex; the had an exceeding good faculty to find because, soon fading into a yellow, it scarce lasts at it himself where he could not show it to others. al, in comparison with the greenness of an emerald. Locke.
Boyle on Colours, We shall then use our understanding right, when His palms, tho' under weights they did not stand, we entertain all objects in that way and proportion, Still thrived; no Winter could his laurels fade. that they are suited to our faculties. Id.
Dryden. Many are ignorant of mathematical truths, not out The pictures drawn in our minds are laid in fading of aby imperfection of their faculties, or uncertainty colours, and, if not sometimes refreshed, vanish and in the things themselves, but for want of application disappear.
Locke. in acquiring, examining, and by due ways comparing
Where either through the temper of the body, or those ideas.
some other default, the memory is very weak, ideas Reason in man supplies the defect of other facul- in the mind quickly fade.
Id. ties wherein we are inferior to beasts, and what we The spots in this stone are of the same colour cannot compass by force we bring about by stratagem. throughout, even to the very edges; there being an
L'Estrange. immediate transition from white to black, and the A power of command there is without all question, colours not fading or declining gradually. though there be some doubt in what faculty this com
Woodward. mand doth principally reside, whether in the will or
Restless anxiety, forlorn despair, the understanding. Bramhall against Hobbes.
And all the faded family of care. Sure it is a pitiful pretence to ingenuity that can be
Garth's Dispensury. thus kept up, there being little need of any other fa
Narcissus' change to the vain virgin shows, culty but nemory, to be able to cap texts.
Who trusts to beauty, trusts the fading rose. Government of the Tongue. The fifth mechanical faculty is the wedge used in The garlands fade, the vows are worn away ; cleaving wood.
Wilkins. So dies her love, and so my hopes decay Pope. Nature its mother, habit is its nurse;
-Hence plastie nature, as oblivion whelms Wit, spirit, faculties, but make it worse;
Her fading forms, repeoples all her realms;
Soft joys disport on purple plumes unfurled, It has several fine churches with good paintings And love and beauty rule the willing world. and a cathedral standing in a noble square
Faenza was ravaged by the Goths in the sixth " Yet such the destiny of all on earth :
century, and by the Germans in the thirteenth. So flourishes and fades majestic man.
It fell afterwards into the hands of the Venetians, Fair is the bud his vernal morn brings forth,
the Bolognese, and finally of the pope. Its inAnd fostering gales awhile the nursling fan."
habitants carry on the manufacture of linen exThen let the winds howl on! their harmony
tensively. It is twenty miles south-west of RaShall henceforth be my music, and the night
venna. The sound shall temper with the owlet's cry,
FAERNUS (Gabriel), a native of Cremona in As I now hear them, in the fading light
Italy, was an excellent Latin poet and critic of Dim o'er the bird of darkness' native site. Byron. the sixteenth century. He was skilled in all
FADGE. v.n. Sax. zerezan; Germ. fugen; parts of polite literature; and pope Pius IV. parfrom Goth. fagks, fit, accommodated. To suit;
ticularly patronised him. He was the author of fit; succeed. Obsolete.
several Latin elegies; of 100 Latin fables, seHow will this fadge? my master loves her dearly,
lected from the ancients, written in iambic verse; And I, poor monster, fond as much on him;
and of several pieces of criticism, as Censura Aud she, mistaken, seems to doat on me.
Emendationum Livianarum, De Metris Comicis,
Shakspeare. &c. He was remarkably happy in decyphering When they thrived they never fadged, MSS., and restoring ancient authors to their puBut only by the ears engaged ;
rity: he took such pains with Terence in partiLike dogs that snarl about a bone,
lar, that Bentley has adopted all his notes in the And play together when they've none.
edition he gave of that writer. He died at Rome
Hudibras.. in 1561. Thuanus charges him with suppressing The fox hath a fetch ; and when he saw it would
the then unknown fables of Phædrus, for fear of not fadge, away goes he presently. L'Estrange.
lessening the value of his own Latin fables, FÆCES, in medicine. See EXCREMENTS. Al
written in imitation of Æsop. M. Perrault, chemists, who searched every where for the secret
however, who translated Faernus's fables into of making gold, operated greatly on the fæces
French, has defended him from this imputation, of men and other animals; but philosophical
by affirming that the first MS. of Phædrus's chemistry has acquired no knowledge from all fables. found int
fables, found in the dust of an old library, was thése alchemical sabors. Homberg particularly
not discovered till about thirty years after Faeranalysed and examined human fæces, to satisfy
nus's death. an alchemical project of one of his friends, who pretended that from this matter a white oil could
FAG, v. n., v. a. & n. s. Lat. fatigo; Goth. be obtained, without smell, and capable of fixing Jacka, to b:
able of living facka, to be weary, or to diminish. To grow mercury into silver. The oil was found, but weary or tired; to outrival; beat: a fag is a mercury was not fixed by it. Homberg's labors drudge; a school-slave. were not, however, useless, as he has related his Creighton with-held his force 'till the Italian began experiments in the Memoirs of the Academy of to fay, and then brought him to the ground. Sciences.
Mackenzie's Lives. The following is the result of a careful analy. The duke of Dorset was my fag at Harrow, and I sis of human fæces by Berzelius in 1806: was not a very hard taskmaster.
Lord Byron, quoted by Captain Medwin.
. 73.3 Vegetable and animal undigested residue 7.0
FAGAN'S St.), a small town and parish of
Glamorganshire, South Wales, and having a casBile . . . . . . . 09
tellated mansion built in a comparatively modern . . . . . 0.9
style of architecture. Here a sanguinary enExtractive matter. . Carbonat of soda .
gagement took place in May 1648, between the .
0.9 Muriat of soda
royalists and republicans, in which, after a mo,
mentary advantage, the former were entirely Sulphat of soda .
routed, and left 3000 slain. According to the Ammon. phosphat of magnesia
Welsh chronicle, St. Fagan came from Rome to Phosphat of lime . .
Britain about the year 180, being sent by pope Slimy matter, consisting of resin of bile,
Eleutherius to convert the inhabitants to Chrispeculiar animal matter, and insoluble
tianity. It is three miles from Cardiff, and 163 residue . . . . .
FAGARA, iron-wood, a genus of the mo100.0
nogynia order and tetrandria class of plants;
natural order forty-third, dumosæ : CAL. quadriFÆCULENT, abounding with fæces. The fid: cor. tetrapetalous : Caps. bivalved and moblood and other humors are said to be fæculent, nospermous. Species twelve, all natives of the when without that purity which is necessary to East Indies and the warm parts of America, health.
rising with woody stems more than twenty feet FAENZA, a city and bishop's see of the ec- high. They are propagated by seeds; but in clesiastical state, in Romagna, anciently known this country must be kept continually in a stove. by the name of Falentia, and noted in modern The chief is F. octandra with pinnate leaves, times for its pottery wares. Hence the French downy each side. It is a tall tree, abounding give to all fine stone ware the name of Fayence. in a balsamic glutinous juice, racemed flowers,
with white calyxes and yellow corols. Its bal- FAGIUS (Paul), alias Buchlin, a learned sam resembles the gum tacamahac.
protestant minister, born at Rheinzabern in GerFAGE (Raimond de la), an ingenious designer inany in 1504. He was a schoolmaster at Isna; and engraver, highly esteemed by Carlo Marani, but afterwards became a zealous preacher, and was born at Toulouse in 1648. He had no wrote many theological works. During the permaster nor any assistance; but his superior ta- secution in Germany, he and Bucer came over lents supplied the want of them. His perform- to England in 1549, at the invitation of archances on licentious subjects are the most esteemed. bishop Cranmer, to perfect a new translation of It is reported that he never made use of money, the Scriptures. Fagius took the Old Testament, but contracted debts, and when the accounts and Bucer the New for their respective parts; were brought him, he drew on the back of the but the design was frustrated by the sudden bills, and bid the owners sell the drawings to con- deaths of both. Fagius died in 1550, and Bucer noisseurs for the amount, by which they were did not live above a year after. Their bodies generally great gainers. Several of those draw- were dug up and burned in the reign of queen ings are in the cabinets of the curious. He led Mary. a loose depraved life, which his repeated de- FAGONIA, in botany, a genus of the monobaucheries put an end to, at the age of forty-two. gynia order and decandria class of plants ; na
FAGEND. From fag and end, says Dr. 'tural order fourteenth, gruinales: CAL. pentaJohnson, but more probably from Swed. fogan; phyllous; the petals are five and heart-shaped : Sax. fegan, to join. The end of a web of cloth, CAPs. quinquelocular, ten-valved, with the cells rope, &c.; hence the refuse of any thing. monospermous. There are four species; natives
I have unpartially ransacked this fag-end of my of Spain, Crete, Arabia, and Persia. life, and curiously examined every step of my ways; FAGRÆA, in botany, a genus of plants of the and I cannot, by the most exact scrutiny of my sad- class pentandria and order monogynia : cor. dest thoughts, find what it is that I have done to funnelform, with a very long tube; stigma pelforfeit that good estimation, wherewith you say, I was tate : BERRY two-celled, fleshy : SEEDS globular: onco blessed. Bp. Hall's account of himself species one only; a shrub of Ceylon; with thick In the world's fagend
square branches, and large terminal flowers. A nation lies.
Fanshaw. FAGUS, the beech tree, a genus of the hexWhen they are the worst of their way, and fixt in andria order and monæcia class of plants; natuthe fagend of business, they are apt to look not kindly ral order fiftieth, amentaceæe : male cal. quinupon those who go before them.
Collier. quefid and campanulated : cor. none : stamina FAGGOT, or Fagot, v. a. Fr. fagot; Arm. from five to twelve: female CAL. quinquedenand Welsh fagod; Ital. fagotta ; British hago- tated; styles three : Caps muricated and quadriden ; according to Casseneuve from Lat. fagus, valved; the seeds two in number. There are a beech tree, the old faggots being mostly made five species, of which the most noted are, of that wood. Others derive it from Lat. fascis ; 1. F. castanea, the chestnut-tree, has a large Pareooc, a bundle of wood. A bundle of sticks upright trunk growing forty or fifty feet high, or small wood; any one of the pieces in the branching regularly round into a fine spreading bundle: hence ad individual in a muster or list head, garnished with large spear-shaped acutely of soldiers. See below. We only find the verb serrated leaves, naked on the under side, having used by Dryden.
flowers in long amentums, succeeded by round Spare for no fagots, let there be enow;
prickly fruit, containing two or more nuts. It Place pitchy barrels ou the fatal stake.
is chiefly propagated by seeds. Evelyn, says,
Shakspeare. Let the nuts be first spread to sweat, then cover About the pile of fagots, sticks, and hay, them in sand; a month being past, plunge them The bellows raised the newly-kindled flame.
in water, and reject the swimmers; being dried Fairfax.
for thirty days more, sand them again, and to the He was too warm on picking work to dwell, But fagoted bis notions as they fell,
water ordeal as before. Being thus treated until And if they rhymed and rattled, all was well.
the beginning of spring or in November, set them
Dryden. as you would do beans. They need only to be The Black Prince filled a ditch with fagots as suc. put into the holes with the point upmost. In cessfully as the generals of our armies do it with winter or autumn, inter them in their husks, fascines.
Addison. which, being every way armed, are a good proMitres or fagots have been the rewards of different tection against the mouse. Being come up, they persons, according as they pronounced these conse- thrive best unremoved, making a great stand for crated syllables or not.
Watts on the Mind. at least two years upon every transplanting ; if Faggot, in times of popery, was a badge you must alter their station, let it be done against worn on the sleeve of the upper garment of such November. Millar cautions about purchasing persons as bad abjured heresy; being put on foreign nuts that have been kiln-dried, which, after the person had carried a faggot, by way of he says, is generally done to prevent their sproutpenance, to some appointed place of solemnity. ing in their passage. He adds, “ If they cannot The leaving off the wear of this badge was some- be procured fresh from the tree, it will be better times interpreted a sign of apostasy.
to use those of the growth of England, which Faggots, among military men, persons formerly are full as good to sow for timber or beauty as hired by officers, whose companies were not full, any of the foreign nuts, though their fruit is much to muster and hide the deficiencies of the com- smaller.' He also recommends preserving them pany; by which means they cheated the king of in sand, and proving them in water. In setting so much money.
these nuts, he says, the best way is to make a