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Therefore in contemplation is his bliss,

So when the famished wolves at midnight howl, Whose power is such, that whom she lifts from earth Fell serpents hiss, or fierce hyenas growl; She makes familiar with a Heaven unseen,

Indignant lions rear their bristling mail, And shows him glories yet to be revealed. Cowper. And lash their sides with undulating tail. Id.

Yet to the accomplished orator all this is so familiar, Onward sweep the varied nations ! in consequence of being habitual, that, without think- Famine long hath dealt their rations. Byron. ing of his rules, or violating any one of them, he ap- FAN, n. s. & v. a. Sax. fann; Fr, van (for plies them all.


grain); Lat. vannus (that which causes light Sie P. I am convinced of it-Ah! it is a happi- things to fly). An instrument used by ladies to ness to have a friend whom we can trust even with cool themselves; an agricultural instrument for one's family secrets.


winnowing corn; any thing by which the air is Familiars, in the inquisition, persons who agitated; any thing of the shape, appearance, or assisted in apprehending the accused, and carry- used for the purposes, of these instruments. ing them to prison. They were assistants to the To fan is to cool, ventilate, or winnow; also to inquisitor, and called familiars, because belong- increase, or make more vehement, a flame (as the ing to his family. See INQUISITION. FAM'INE, n. s.

Fr. famine ; old Fr. agitation of the surrounding air does). Fam'ish, v.a.&v.n. famis ; Ital. fame ; Lat.

Asses shall eat clean provender, winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

Isaiah xxx. 24. FA'ISHMENT, n. s. S fames, hunger. Dearth;

Nature worketh in us all a love to our own counsels : bunger; distress from want of food : to famish the contradiction of others is a fan to inflame tha: (apparently derived from the substantive) is to love.

Hooker. kill with hunger; to starve; hence to deprive of In the wind and tempest of fortune's frown, any thing essential to life.

Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan,
Our castle's strength

Puffing at all, winnows the light away. Shakspeare. Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie, With scarfs, and fans, and double change of bravery, 'Till famine and the ague eat them up.

With amber bracelets, beads, with all this knavery. Shakspeare.

Id. You are all resolved rather to die than to fainish.

The Norweyan banuers fout the sky,
Id. And fan our people cold.

Id. Macbeth. Apicius, thou did'st on thy gut bestow


feeble humour shake your hearts ; Pall ninety millions; yet, when this was spent,

Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes, Ten millions still remained to thee; which thou,

Fan you into despair.

Id. Coriolanus. Fearing to suffer thirst and famishment,

I have collected some few, therein fanning the old, In poisoned potion drankest.

not omitting any.

Bacon's Apothegms.
Hakewill on Providence. Flaile, strawfork, and rake, with a fan that is
Thin air

Tusser. Above the clouds will pine his entrails gross,

Not so the wicked; but as chaff, which, fanned, And famish him of breath if not of bread. Milton. The wind drives, so the wicked shall not stand Famines have been of late observed to be rare,

In judgment.

Milton. partly because of the industry of mankind, partly by

Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves, those supplies that come by sea, but principally by the And bright, as when thy eyes first lighted up our loves goodness of God. Hale.

Dryden. The pains of famished Tantalus he'll feel,

The fanning wind upon her bosom blows; And Sisyphus, that labours up the hill

To meet the fanning wind the bosom rose : The rowling rock in vain ; and curst Ixion's wheel.

The fanning wind and purling streams continue her Dryden. repose.

Id. Cimon and Iphigenia. This city never felt a siege before,

As a peacock and crane were in company, the pea. But from the lake received its daily store ;

cock spread his tail, and challenged the other to shew Which now shut up, and millions crowded here,

him such a fan of feathers.

L'Estrange. Famine will soon in multitudes appear.

She was fanned into slumbers by her slaves.

Spectator. Tyranny and superstition, like those other destroyers

For the cleansing of corn is commonly used either of mankind, famine and pestilence, are nearly allied.

a wicker fun, or a fun with sails. Robertson's Sermon.

Mortimer's Husbandry. What though their Phæbus kinder warms,

Flavia, the least and slightest toy While fragrance blooms and beauty charms!

Can with resistless art employ :
When wretches range, in famished swarms,

In other hands the fan would prove
The scented groves.

An engine of small force in love;

But she, with such an air and mien,
So, when the cold damp shades of night prevail, Not to be told or safely seen,
Worms may be caught by either head or tail ;

Directs its wanton motiuns so,
Forcibly drawn from many a close recess,

That it wounds more than Cupid's bow; They meet with little pity, no redress;

Gives coolness to the matchless dame, Plunged in the stream, they lodge upon the mud,

To every other breast a fame. Atterbury Food for the famished rovers of the flood. Cowper.

The modest fan was lifted up no more, Famine, and Pestilence, her first-born son, And virgins smiled at what they blushed before. Attend to finish what the sword begun;

Pope. And echoing praises, such as fiends might earn, And now his shorter breath, with sultry air, And Folly pays, resound at your return.


Pants on her neck, and fans her parting hair. loud o'er the camp the fiend of famine shrieks,

1. Calls all her brood, and champs her hundred beaks. There sits quiescent on the floods, that show

Darwin. Her beauteous form reflected clear below,
Vol. IX.


While airs impregnated with incense play

A church whose doctrines are derived from the Around her, fanning light her streamers gay; clear fountains of the Scriptures, whose polity and So thou, with sails how swift! hast reached the shore discipline are formed upon the most uncorrupted moWhere tempests never beat nor billows roar.' dels of antiquity, which has stood unshaken by the

Cowper. most furious assaults of Popery on the one hand, and While on light step enamoured Zephyr springs,

fanaticism on the other; has triumphed over all the And fans their glowing features with his wings,

arguments of its enemies, and has nothing now to Imbibes the fragrance of the vernal flowers,

contend with but their slanders and calamities. And speeds with kisses sweet the dancing Hours.

Rogers. Darwin.

The double armature of St. Peter is a more de

structive engine, than the tumultuary weapon snatched Fan, in husbandry. The machine used for this up by a fanatick.

Decay of Piety. purpose by the ancients seems to have been of a It is the new fanatical religion, now in the heat of form similar to ours. The fan, which Virgil its first ferment, of the rights of man, which rejects calls mystica vannus Iacchi, was used at initia- all establishments, all discipline, all ecclesiastical, tions into the mysteries of the ancients : for, as

and in truth all civil order, which will triumph, and the persons who were initiated into any of the which will lay prostrate your church; which will destroy inysteries, were to be particularly good, this in- your distinctions; and which will put all your prostrument, which separates the wheat from the perties tu auction, and disperse you over the earth.

Burke. chaff, was the fittest emblem that could be of

The living they pursued was neither hypocritically setting apart the good and virtuous from the nor fanatically followed.

Id. vicious and useless part of mankind. It is figu- Thy country, Wilberforce, with just disdain, ratively applied in a similar manner Luke iii. 17. Hears thee by cruel men and impious called

Fans, ANCIENT. That the use of the fan was Fanatic, for thy zeal to loose the enthralled known to the ancients is very evident from what From exile, public sale, and slavery's chain. Terence says, Cape hoc flabellum, et ventulum

Cowper. huic sic facito: and from Ovid, De Arte Amandi,

Fanatics. The ancients called those fanatici, i. 161.

who passed their time in fana, temples, and being, Profuit et tenues ventos movisse flabello. or pretending to be, often seired with a kind of The fans of the ancients were made of different enthusiasm, as if inspired by the divinity, showed materials ; but the most elegant were composed wild and antic gestures. Prudentius represents of peacocks' feathers, or perhaps painted so as to them as cutting and slashing their arms with represent a peacock's tail.

knives. Shaking the head was also common Fans, Modern. The custom which prevails among the fanatici; for Lampridius informs us among European ladies, of wearing fans, was that the emperor Heliogabalus was arrived to borrowed from the east, where the hot climate that pitch of madness, as to shake his head with renders the use of them almost indispensable. the gashed fanatics. In the east they chiefly use those of large size, FANCOURT (Samuel), a dissenting minister, and made of feathers, to keep off the sun and born in the west of England in 1678. He became Alies. In Italy and Spain they have a sort of pastor of a congregation at Salisbury, whence square fan, suspended in the middle of their he was obliged to remove for rejecting the Calviapartments, and particularly over the tables : nistic opinions of election and reprobation. He these, by a motion given them, which they retain then went to London, where he established the 2 long time on account of their perpendicular first circulating library, about the year 1740, but suspension, help to cool the air and drive off in this he was not greatly encouraged. He wrote insects. In the Greek church, a fan is put into some controversial tracts, and died in low circumthe hands of the deacons in the ceremony of their stances in 1768. ordination, in allusion to a part of the deacon's FANCY, n. s., 7. n. & v. a. Fr. fantasie ; office in that church, which is to keep the flies off Fan'ciful, adj.

Italian fantasia ; the priests during the celebration of the sacra- Fan'cifully, adv. Latin phantasia ; ment.


-Greek φαντασια: : FANATIC, adj.&n.s.


Fr. fanutique ; Lat. FANATICAL, adj. fanaticus, possessed.

Fan'CYMONGER, n. s.

This is evidently FANAT'ICALLY, adv. Wildly enthusiastic;

Fan'cysick, adj.

a contraction of FANAT'ICISM, n. s.

superstitiously wild, that word. Imagination; the mental power of or mad.

framing to ourselves images or representations of

things or persons : hence an imaginary as disOsiris, Isis, Orus, and their train,

tinct from a well-founded opinion; and the With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused

image made;conception; supposition:also liking; Fanatic Egypt, and her priests, lo seek

inclination; attachment; humor or caprice; Their wandering gods disguised in brutish forms,

Milton. love: to fancy, as a verb neuter, signifies to

imagine or believe on slight grounds: as an active When a man is once possessed with a certain fa- verb to pourtray in the mind; to imagine; be natic spirit, he imagines, if a shoulder do but itch, hat the world has galled it with leaning upon it too pleased or gratified with. Fancy-free is used by long.

Shakspeare for free from love ; fancy-monger is I remember an ingenious physician, who told me, fancy-sick, one of unsound imagination.


one who deals in imaginary conceits or tricks; in the fanatic times, he found most of his patients so disturbed by troubles of conscience, that he was forced Men's private fancies must give place to the higher to play the divine with them, before he could begin judgment of that church which is in authority over the physician. Sir W. Temple. them.


For you, fair Herma, look you arm yourself, It was an imperfect view of reason, or, perhaps, 'To fit your fancies to your father's will;

the decayed remains of an ancient tradition, which Or else the law of Athens yields you up

sermed rather to float on men's fancies than sink deep To death, or to a vow of single life. Shakspeare. into their hearts.

Id. There is a man haunts the forest, that abuses our Love is by fancy led about, young plants with carving Rosalind on their barks; From hope to fear, from joy to doubt : hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles; Whom we now a goddess call, all forsooth, deifying the name of Rosalind. If i Divinely graced in every feature, could meet that fancymonger, I would give him some

Strait's a deformed, a perjured creature; good counsel ; for he seems to bave the quotidian of

Love and hate are fancy all. Granville. Love upon him.

Id. The little chapel called the Salutation is very neat, How now, my lord, why do you keep alone;

and built with a pretty fancy.

Addison. Of sorriest fancies your companions making,

The politician would be contented to lose three Using those thoughts which should indeed bave died years in his life, could he place things in the posture With them they think on !

Id. Macbeth. which he fancies they will stand in after such a revoTell me where is fancy bred, lution of time.

Id. Or in the heart, or in the head ?

Some fanciful men have expected nothing but conHow begot, how nourished ?

fusion and ruin from those very means, whereby both It is engendered in the eyes,

that and this is most effectually prevented. With gazing fed, and fancy dies

Woodward's Natural History. In the cradle where it lies.

A resemblance in humour or opinion, a fancy for Id. Merchant of Venice. the same business or diversion, is a ground of affection. Ninus both admiring her judgment and valour, to

Collier. gether with her person and external beauty, fancied London-pride is a pretty fancy for borders. her so strongly, as, neglecting all princely respects,

Mortimer. be took her from her husband.


Though no evidence affects the fancy so strongly as The altering of the scent, colour, or taste of fruit, that of sense, yet there is other evidence which gives by infusing, mixing, or cutting into the bark or the

as full satisfaction, and as clear a conviction to our root of the tree, herb, or fower, any coloured, aro


Atterbury. matical, or medicinal substance, are but fancies : the The sultan of Egypt kept a good correspondence cause is, for that those things have passed their period, with the Jacobites towards the head of the Nile, for and yourish not.

Bacon's Natural History. fear they should take a fancy to turn the course of What treasures did he bury in his sumptuous build- that river.

Arbuthnot. ings? and how foolish and fanciful were they?

Imaginary evils soon become real ones by indulg

Hayward. ing our reflections on them; as he who in a melanAlbertus Magnus, with somewhat too much curiosity, choly fancy sees something like a face on the wall or was somewhat transported with too much fancifulness the wainscot, can, by two or three touches with a lead towards the influences of the heavenly motions, and pencil, make it look visible, and agreeing with what astrological calculations. Hale. he fancied.

Swift. It would show as much singularity to deny this, as

Who lives to Nature rarely can be poor ; it does a fanciful facility to affirm it. Garth. Who lives to fancy never can be rich.

Young, Shakespeare, fancy's sweetest child !

He seemed, through the day, to be swallowed up Warbled his native wood-notes wild. Milton.

in profound meditation, and, through the night, he In the soul

was disturbed with those visionary terrors which make Are many lesser faculties, that serve

an in pression upon a weak understanding only or a

disordered fancy. Robertson's History of Scotland. Reason as chief : among these funcy next Her office holds : of all external things,

To thee my fancy took its wing, Which the five watchful senses represent,

I sat, but neither heard or saw : She forms imaginations, airy shapes,

Though this was fair, and that was braw, Which reason joining, or disjoining, frames

And yon the toast of a' the town. Burns. All what we affirm, or what deny, and call

That a people beset with such real and imaginary Our knowledge, or opinion. Id. Paradise Lost.

bagbears, should fancy themselves dreaming, even

when awake, of corpses, and graves, and coffins, and A person of a full and ample fortune, who was not

other terrible things, seems natural enough ; but that disturbed by any fancies in religion. Clarendon.

their visions ever tended to any real or useful discoTrue worth shall gain me, that it may be said very, I am much inclined to doubt. Beattie Desert, not fancy, once a woman led.


O'er fancied injury Suspicion pines, But he whose noble genius is allowed,

And in grim silence gnaws the fostering wound; Who with stretched pinions soars above the crowd ; Deceit the rage-imbittered smile refines, Who mighty thought can clotbe with manly dress, And Censure spreads the viperous biss around. He whom I fancy, but can ne'er express.

Id. One that was just entering upon a long journey,

Pulci was sire of the half-serious rhyme, took up a fancy of putting a trick upon Mercury.

Who sang when chivalry was more Quixotic,

And revelled in the fancies of the time,
Tis not necessity, but opinion, that makes men

True knights, chaste dames, huge giants, kings miserable ; and when we come to be fancysick, there's


Byron. no care.


Not that against her fancied weal If our search has reached no farther than simile His heart though stern could ever feel; and metaphor, we rather fancy than know, and are Affection chained her to that heart; not yet penetrated into the inside and reality of the Ambition tore the links apart.

Id. ching; but content ourselves with what our imagina. At intervals, some bird from out the brakes ious furnish us with.

Locke. Starts into voice a moment, then is still. I have always had a fancy, that learning might be There seems a floating whisper on the hill, usade a play and recreation to children. Id. But that is fancy, for the starlight dews


All silently their tears of love instill,

My two schoolfellows, Weeping themselves away, till they infuse

Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged, Deep into Nature's breast the spirit of her hues. They bear the mandate.

Id. Hamlet. Id. Childe Harold.

The king hath wasted all his rods FAND for found. It is retained in Scotland. On late offenders, that he now doth lack This when as true by tryal he out fund,

The very instruments of chastisement; He bade to open wide his brazen gate. Spenser.

So that his power, like to a fangless lion, FANE, n. š. Fr. fane ; Lat. fanum. A teme

May offer, but not hold. Id. Henry IV.

A book! oh, rare one! ple; a place consecrated to religion. A poetical word.

Be not, as in this fangled world, a garment

Nobler than that it covers. Id. Cymbeline. Nor fane nor capitol,

Some creatures have overlong or outgrowing teeth, The prayers of priests, nor times of sacrifice,

which we call fangs or tusks; as boars, pikes, salEmbarments all of fury, shall lift up

mons, and dogs, though less. 'Their rotten privilege. Shakspeare. Coriolanus.

Bacon's Natural History. Old Calibe, who kept the sacred fane Of Juno, now she seemed. Dryden's Æneid. The fangs of a bear, and the tusks of a wild boar,

Yet some to fanes repaired, and humble rites do not bite worse, and make deeper gashes, than a Performed to Thor and Woden, fabled gods, goosequill sometimes : no not even the badger himWho with their votaries in one ruin shared.

self, who is said to be so tenacious of his bite, that he Philips.

will not give over his hold till he feels his teeth meet, A sacred fune in Egypt's fruitful lands,

and the bones crack,

Howell. Hewn from the Theban mountain's rocky womb.

Prepar'd to Ay,

Tickell. The fatal fang drove deep within his thigh, The fields are ravished from the industrious swainz, Aud cut the nerves : the nerves no more sustain From men their cities, and from gods their fanes.

The bulk; the bulk unpropped, falls headlong on the Pope. plain.

Dryden. In every storm that either frowns or falls,

Then charge, provoke the lion to the rage What an asylum has the soul in prayer!

Of fangs and claws, and, stooping from your horse, And what a fane is this in which to pray!

Rivet the panting savage to the ground. Addison. And what a God must dwell in such a fane! A hatred to fangles and French fooleries. Young.

A. Wood. Fanes, bulwarks, mountains, worlds, their tempest

Not Scythians, nor fierce Dacians, onward rush whelms :

With half the speed, nor half so swift retreat : Yet glory braves unmoved the' impetuous sweep,

In chariots, fanged with scytbes, they scour the field, Fly then, ere, hurled from life's delightful realms, Drive through our wedged battalions with a wbirl, Thou sink tOblivion's dark and boundless deep.

And strew a dreadful harvest on the plain. Philips.

Beattie. The protuberant fangs of the yaca are to be treated FANFARON, n. s. ? French, from the Spa- like the tuberoses.

Evelyn's Kalendar. FaʼNFARONADE. nish. Originally in Ara- FA'NNEL, n. s. Fr. fanon. A sort of ornabic it signifies one who promises what he cannot ment like a scarf, worn about the left arm of a perform. A bully; a hector; a blusterer. mass-priest when he officiates.

Virgil makes Æneas a bold avower of bis own vir- Item, a suite of vestmentes of blewe velvette ; with tues, which, in the civility of our poets, is the charac. albes, stoles, and funnels, agreeable. ter of a fanfaron or hector. Dryden.

Will of S. T. Pope. 'The bishop copied this proceeding from the fanfa

FANO, a well built manufacturing town and ronude of Monsieur Bouffleurs.

Swift. There are fanfarons in the trials of wit too, as well bishop's see of the papal state, in the legation of as in feats of arms; and none so forward to engage

Ancona. It is walled, and contains a noble in argument or discoarse as those that are least able square, and several churches, with elegant paintto go through with it.


ings; also an academy, a library, and opera-house. FANG, v. a. & n. s. Sax. fangen, fengen,

Silk is the staple commodity. The town contains, FANG'LED, adj.

to seize; Goth. fanga; among other remnants of antiquity, the ruins of FANGʻLE, n. s. Belg. vangen: vang


a triumphal arch; and was anciently called Fanum FanGLED'NESS, n. S. FANGʻLESS, adj. of England. To seize;

after the defeat grasp; gripe: as a substantive, it means that by Near this place also Narses obtained a victory which an animal seizes or lays hold of its prey ;

over Theia, king of the Goths. It was destroyed hence the tusks of the boar, the teeth of the lion, by Totila, and rebuilt by Belisarius. Population &c., have this name; and any remarkable tooth- 7500. Sixteen miles E. N. E. of Urbino, and like protuberance : fanged is furnished with thirty-two north-west of Ancona. fangs or long teeth: a fangle is an attempt; a

Fano (the ancient Othanus, Uphanus, and scheme: fangledness, idle scheming; fangled, Calypso), a small rocky island, north-west of fashioned; made; hence new fangled,' is new Cape Sidero, in the island of Corfu. It comfashioned; trifling : fangless, toothless.

mands a complete view of the adjacent navigation Quick wits be in desire new fangled, and in purpose Long. of the northern extremity, 19° 32' E., lat.

of the Adriatic. Population 500, chiefly Greeks. unconstant.

Ascham. -In his hand a burning hart be bare,

39° 45' N. Full of vaine follies and new fanglednesse ;

Fano, Cape, a promontory of Norway, in lat. For he was false and fraught with ficklenesse.

70° 30' N. Spenser's Faerie Queene. Fanos, a small island of Denmark, near North Destruction fang mankind !

Jutland, opposite the town of Rypen. It Shakspeare. T'imon. about fifteen miles in circumference, and has a


used in the West Reture from a temple built here to Fortune,

considerable shipping trade. Population 2300. Go you, and where you find a maid, Long. 9° 43' E., lat. 55° 25' N.

That ere she sleep hath thrice her prayers said, FANSHAW (Sir Richard), a celebrated ambas- Rein up the organs of her fantasy,

Id. sador, was the son of Sir Henry Fanshaw of Ware Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.

I'll knit it up in silken strings, Park in Hertfordshire, and was born about 1607.

With twenty odd conceited true love knots : In 1635 he was employed by king Charles I.,

To be fantastick may become a youth and sent resident to the court of Spain; whence,

Of greater time than I. being recalled in 1641, he adhered to the royal

Id. Two Gentlemen of Verona. interest, and was employed in several important

Present feats matters of state. At the restoration he was made Are less than horrible imaginings : master of the requests; a station in those times of My thought, whose murther yet is but fantasticul, considerable profit. In 1661 he was sent envoy Shakes so my single state of man, that function to Portugal; and, in 1662, with the title of am- Is smothered in surmise; and nothing is, bassador; when he negociated the marriage of

But what is not.

Id. Macbeth. Charles II. with the infanta Catherina. Upon

Are ye fantastical, or that indeed

1. his return he was made a privy counsellor. In

Which outwardly ye shew ?

England is so idly kinged, 1664 he was sent ambassador to both Spain and

Her sceptre so fantastically borne, Portugal ; at which time the foundation of peace

By a vain, giddy, shallow, humourous youth, betwixt those crowns and England was laid by

That fear attends her not. Id. Henry V. him. His conduct during his rmer employ

Vain delight, thou feeder of my follies, ments in those courts gained him such esteem,

With light fantasticness, be thou my favor! that his reception was magnificent, beyond any

Beaumont and Fletcher. thing before known; and which those kings de

These spirits of sense, in fantasy's high court, clared was not to be a precedent to succeeding Judge of the forms of objects, ill or well; ambassadors. He died at Madrid in 1666, on And so they send a good or ill report the day he had fixed for his return to England. Down to the heart, where all affections dwell. Besides some original poems, he published a

Davies. translation of Bathista Guarini's Pastor Fido, and They put such words in the mouths of one of these another of the Lusiad of Camoens. Among his fantastical mind-infected people that children and posthumous publications are, Letters during his musicians call lovers.

Sidney. embassies in Spain and Portugal; with his life

I dare not assume to myself to have put him out of prefixed.

conceit with it, by having convinced him of the fantasticalness of it.

Tillotson. Preface. FansuAW, CAPE, a cape on the north side

One cannot so much as fantastically chuse, even or of Frederick's sound, and on the west coast of odd, he thinks not why. Grew's Cosmologia. North America. Long. 226° 44' E., lat. 57° 11'N.

We are taught to clothe our minds as we do our FANTASIA, in the Italian music, signifies boilies, after the fashion in vogue : and it is accounted fancy; and is used for a composition, wherein funtasticalness, or something worse, not to do so. the composer ties himself to no particular time,

Locke. but ranges according as his fancy leads, amidst The delight that a man takes from another's sin, various movements, different airs, &c. This is can be nothing else but a fantastical, preternatural otherwise called the capricious style: before complacency, arising from that which he really has

South. sopatas were used, there were many of this kind, no feeling of. some of which still remain.

Duumvir is provided with an imperious, expensive,

and fantastick mistress : to whom he retires from the FANTASY, n. s.

Fr. fantasie : Ital.

conversation of a discreet and affectionate wife. FANTASIED, adj. Span., Port., and Lat.

Tatler. Fax'tasM, n. s.

fantasia ; Gr. par- Mankind may be divided into the merry and the Fantastic, adj. raoia, show, parade. serious, who, both of them, make a very good figure FANTASÍTICAL, Fancy; imagination; in the species, so long as they keep their respective FANTASÍTICALLY, adv. idea; whim : fan- humours from degenerating into the neighbouring exFaxTASÍTICNESS, n. S.

tasm, fantasticness, treme; there being a natural tendency in the one to FANTASTICALNESS. and fantasticalness,

a melancholy moroseness, and in the other to a fan

Addison. have the same meaning: fantasied is filled with

tastic levity. wild imaginations, or conceits : fantastic, and fan

We are apt to think your medallists a little fantastitastical, imaginary; irrational ; not real; capri- cal in the different prices they set upon their coins,

without cious; uncertain.

any regard to the metal of which they are composed.

Id. Let us shewe our fantasies in such wordes as we Nor happiness can I, nor misery feel, lerneden of our dame's tonge.


From any turn of her fantastic wheel. Prior. O who does know the bent of women's fantasy.

By the power of fantasy we see colours in a dream, Spenser's Faerie Queene.

or a mad man sees things before him which are not And with the sug'ry sweet thereof allure,


Newton. Chaste ladies ears to fantasies impure. Hubbard.

Men are so possessed with their own fancies, that I wonld wish that both you and others would cease they take tbem for oracles ; and are arrived to some from drawing the Scriptures to your fantasies and af- extraordinary revelations of truth, when indeed they fections.

Whitgift. do but dream dreams, and amuse themselves with the I talk of dreams,

fantastick ideas of a busy imagination. Which are the children of an idle brain,

Decay of Piety. Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ;

A heavenly mind Which is as thin of substance as the air,

May be indifferent to her house of clay, And more inconstant than the wind. Skakspeare. And slight the hovel as beneath her care;

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