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Flags.— Forty flags with their silver stars,
Whittier, Barbara Frietchie, st. 7 Flatteries.
He does me double wrong
SHAKESPEARE, King Richard II, iii, 2
Flattery.- Flattery is the bellows blows up sin.
SHAKESPEARE, Pericles, i, 2 Flattery's the food for fools.
Swift, Cadenus and Vanessa
Flea.- That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the
lip of a lion. SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, 7
And so proceed ad infinitum.-Swift, Poetry, a Rhapsody Fleas.— A reasonable amount o' feas is good fer a dog keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog.
E. N. WESTCOTT, David Harum, xxxii Flesh.
Flesh of my Aesh,
Milton, Paradise Lost, IX, lines 914-916?
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 2
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv,
SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 4
i Thou art a collop of my flesh.
Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 1, v, 4 2 See also Paradise Lost, IV, line 483; VIII, line 495; IX, lines 958, 959
Flibbertigibbet.— This is the foul fiend Flibbertigibbet; he
begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock; he gives the web and the pin, squints the eye, and makes the hare-lip; mildews the white wheat, and hurts the poor creature of earth. SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iii, 4
The fire i' the flint
SHAKESPEARE, Timon of Athens, i, i
Flog.- O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations,
Holland, France, England, Germany, or Spain,
BYRON, Don Juan, Canto ii, st. I Flogging.– There is now less flogging in our great schools
than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Life, by Boswell, 1775 Flood. - You may as well go stand upon the beach And bid the main flood bate his usual height.
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, I
Flower.- 'Tis but a little faded flower,
Flower, st. I
OMAR KHAYYÁM, Rubáiyát (trans. Fitzgerald), st. 63
TENNYSON, Flower in the Crannied Wall
Flowers. - He who hunts for flowers will find flowers; and he who loves weeds may find weeds.— H. W. BEECHER,
Lectures to Young Men, Portrait Gallery, The Cynic Flunked.— A keerless man in his talk was Jim,
And an awkward hand in a row;
John Hay, Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle, st. 2 Fly.- His back against a rock he bore,
And firmly placed his foot before:
Scott, Lady of the Lake, Canto v, st. 10 Foam.— The cruel crawling foam.
Kingsley, The Sands of Dee, st. 4 Foe.- Whispering with white lips — "The foe! They come! they come!
BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii, st. 25
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, i, i Folly:- When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray, -
GOLDSMITH, The Vicar of Wakefield, II, 5
POPE, Essay on Man, Epistle i, line 13
Scott, Bridal of Triermain, Canto i, st. 21
SHAKESPEARE, Love's Labour's Lost, v, 2
Fool.- A fool must now and then be right by chance.
CowPER, Conversation, line 96
(Even as you and I)
KIPLING, The Vampire, st. I 1 And the neigh of the steed and the multitude's hum, And the clash and the shout, “They come! they come!"
Byron, The Siege of Corinth, st. 22 2 So doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor.
Ecclesiastes, x, I No creature smarts so little as a fool.
Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, line 84
"Good morrow, fool," quoth I. “No, sir," quoth he, “Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune.".
O noble fool!
SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, ii, 7
Orlando. He is drowned in the brook: look but in, and you shall see him.
Ibid., iii, 2 The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Ibid., v, I They fool me to the top of my bent.
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 2 How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part II, v, 5 A fool's bolt is soon shot.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, 7 Lear. Dost thou call me fool, boy?
Fool. All thy other titles thou hast given away; that thou wast born with.
SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 4 Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, i, 5 There's no fool like the old one.
TENNYSON, The Grandmother, st. II
Be wise with speed,
YOUNG, Love of Fame, Satire ii, lines 281, 282 Foolery.- Thou little thinkest what a little foolery governs the world.
John Selden, Table Talk: Pope Fools.- Fools for arguments use wagers.
BUTLER, Hudibras, II, i, line 298
Pope, Essay on Criticism, lines 438, 439 Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.-Ibid., line 625
What fools these mortals be!
SHAKESPEARE, Midsummer-Night's Dream, iii, 2
SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, i
YOUNG, Nighi Thoughts, IV, line 843 Foot.— Now as they bore him off the field,
Said he, “Let others shoot,
Hood, Faithless Nelly Gray
W. J. Mickle, The Sailor's Wife, st. 5
Scott, Rob Roy, xxxiv Footprints.— Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
Footprints on the sands of time;'
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
LONGFELLOW, Psalm of Life, st. 7, 8 Forbear.- The kindest and the happiest pair
Will find occasion to forbear;
CowPER, Mutual Forbearance, lines 37-40 Forbearance. — There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
1 So from the bosom of darkness our days come roaring and gleaming,
LONGFELLOW, A Fragment, August 4, 1856 2 So when a great man dies,
For years beyond our ken,
LONGFELLOW, Charles Sumner, st. 9