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Feast. Meanwhile, welcome joy and feast,
Tipsy dance and jollity.-MILTON, Comus, lines 102-104
The feast is sold
'Tis given with welcome: to feed were best at home;
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 4
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Feeble. 'Tis not enough to help the feeble up,
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, Solitude, st. 3
SHAKESPEARE, Timon of Athens, i, 1 Feeling. The warm, champagny, old-particular, brandypunchy feeling. HOLMES, Nux Postcænatica, st. 17 Feelings. Every person's feelings have a front-door and a side-door by which they may be entered. The frontdoor is on the street . . . The side-door opens at once into the secret chambers. There is almost always at least one key to this side-door. This is carried for years hidden in a mother's bosom. Fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends, often, but by no means so universally, have duplicates of it. The wedding-ring conveys a right to one; alas, if none is given with it!
HOLMES, Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, vi
Some feelings are to mortals given,
SCOTT, Lady of the Lake, Canto ii, st. 22 Feet.- Muse of the many-twinkling feet!-BYRON, Waltz, line I
Her feet beneath her petticoat,
As if they feared the light:1
Is half so fine a sight."
SIR JOHN SUCKLING, Ballad upon a Wedding, st. 8
1Her feet fell patter, cheep, like little mice.
Her pretty feet
Like snails did creep
ROBERT BUCHANAN, The Widow Mysie, st. 7
A little out, and then,
As if they started at bo-peep,
Did soon draw in again.
? And then she danced-oh, heaven! her dancing!
HERRICK, Upon Her Feet
PRAED, Belle of the Ball-Room, st. 2
If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best king of good fellows."
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, v, 2
There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in common.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part II, iv, 2 Ferryman. That grim [sour] ferryman which poets write of. SHAKESPEARE, King Richard III, i, 4
Feud. Ring out the feud of rich and poor.
Feuds. In their faces stern defiance,
The ancestral thirst of vengeance.— LONGFellow,
When the fight begins within himself,
For those that fly may fight again,
BUTLER, Hudibras, III, iii, lines 243, 244
1 General Sir John Moore, killed in the battle of Coruña, Jan. 16, 1809.
2 The king o' guid fellows and wale of auld men.
3 That same man, that runnith awaie, Maie again fight an other daie.
BURNS, Auld Rob Morris, st. 1
ERASMUS, Apothegms, (trans. Udall)
For he who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day;
Can never rise and fight again.-GOLDSMITH, Art of Poetry on a New Plan
He that fights and runs away
We shall live to fight again and to strike another blow.
RAY, History of the Rebellion
TENNYSON, The Revenge, st. 12
Sometimes we fight and we conquer, And sometimes we fight and we run.
THACKERAY, The Chronicle of the Drum, i, st. 6
If you do fight, fight it out;' and don't give in while you can stand and see.
T. HUGHES, Tom Brown's School Days, II, vii
'Twun't du to think thet killin' ain't perlite,—
LOWELL, Biglow Papers, II, ii, lines 281, 282
Fifty-four-forty or fight!
Political (Democratic) slogan in the United States
Fighting. He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting, fell.-BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii, st. 23
His bellyful [belly full] of fighting. SHAKESPEARE, Cymbeline, ii, 1 Fig-tree.- Train up a fig-tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade on it. DICKENS, Dombey and Son, xix
Fine.- Fine by degrees, and beautifully less.
Fire. Those that with haste will make a mighty fire
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Cæsar, i, 3
A little fire is quickly trodden out,
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part III, iv, 8
Ye blew the fire that burns ye.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, v, 3 
Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.
Ibid., i, 3
1Stand back to back, in God's name, and fight it to the last. MACAULAY, The Battle of Naseby, st. 7 I have fought a good fight. 2 Tim. iv, 7 2Referring to the dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon boundary.
Any captain not under fire is not at his post, and a
Where two raging fires meet together,
Poor men, when yule is cold,
TENNYSON, The Holy Grail, lines 612, 613
The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. First. To the memory of the man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. HENRY LEE, Eulogy on Washington
Fish.-Neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red herring.
Fishers. Three fishers went sailing away to the west,—
And the children stood watching them out of the town;
Three corpses lay out on the shining sands
In the morning gleam as the tide went down,
And good-bye to the bar and its moaning.
Fishes. O blest south wind that toots his horn
KINGSLEY, The Southwest Wind, st. 3
The signal made by the French admiral at the opening of the battle of Trafalgar.
Fishes that tipple in the deep.
LOVELACE, To Althea from Prison, st. 2 Third Fisherman. I marvel how the fishes live in the
First Fisherman. Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones: I can compare our rich misers to nothing so fitly as to a whale; a' plays and tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at last devours them all at a mouthful: such whales have I heard on o' the land, who never leave gaping till they've swallowed the whole parish, church, steeple, bells, and all.
Third Fisherman. were of my mind, drones, that rob the
But if the good King Simonides we would purge the land of these bee of her honey.
SHAKESPEARE, Pericles, ii, 1
It's a good
sight easier to git a fish-hook in 'n E. N. WESTCOTT, David Harum, i upon a thought
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 4
Fits.- 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild.
S. L. CLEMENS ("MARK TWAIN'), The Innocents
There's a flag that waves o'er every sea,
And to treat that flag as aught but the free
Have carried the palm of the brave;
ELIZA COOK, The Englishman, st. 2
Nail to the mast her holy flag,
HOLMES, Old Ironsides, st. 3
One life, one flag, one fleet, one throne!
TENNYSON, Opening of the Indian and Colonial