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church of St. Michael, Cornhill. His Chronicle by his enemies at honie, to share the dictatorial is a mere compilation, but it contains several dignity. When he had laid down his office of curious particulars relative to the city of Lon- dictator, his successors, for a while, followed his don, not elsewhere to be found. Stowe calls it plan; but the rashness of Varro, and his con
a painful labor, to the great honor of the city tempt for the operations of Fabius, occasioned and of the whole realm.' Cardinal Wolsey the fatal battle of Cannæ. Tarentum was obliged caused as many copies of it as he could procure to surrender to hiin after the battle of Cannæ; to be burned, because the author had made too and on that occasion the Carthaginians observed, clear a discovery of the large revenues of the that Fabius was the Hannibal of Rome. When clergy. It is Fabian's general practice at the he had made an agreement with Hannibal for the division of the books to insert metrical prologues ransom of the captives, which was totally disapand other pieces, in verse. The best of his proved by the Roman senate, he sold all his metres is the complaint of King Edward the estates to pay the money, rather than forfeit his Second, who is introduced reciting his misfor- word to the enemy. The bold proposals of tunes; but this, in fact, is only a translation of young Scipio, to carry the war from Italy to an indifferent Latin poem ascribed to that mo- Africa, were rejected by Fabius as chimerical narch, and probably written by William of Wor- and dangerous. He did not, however, live to cester. In the first edition of Fabian's Chro- see the success of the Roman arms under Scipio, nicle (printed in 1516) he has given, as epilogues and the conquest of Carthage by measures which to his seven books, The Seven Joys of the he treated with contempt, and heard with indigBlessed Virgin, in English Rime: and under nation. He died in the 100th year of his age, the year 1325 there is a poem to the Virgin; after he had been five times consul, and twice and another on one Badby, a Lollard, under the honored with a triumph. The Romans were so year 1409. These are suppressed in the later sensible of his great merit and services, that the editions. In his panegyric upon London, he expenses of his funeral were defrayed from the despairs of doing justice to his theme, even if public treasury. he had the eloquence of Tully, the morality of Fabius MAXIMUS (Quintus), son of the preSeneca, and the harmony of that faire ladie, ceding, showed himself worthy of his father's Calliope.' Fabian's History was reprinted in virtues. During his consulship he received a 1811, 4to.
visit from his father on horseback in the camp. FABIUS, the surname of a powerful patrician The son ordered the father to dismount; and the family at Rome, said to have derived their name old man cheerfully obeyed, embracing his son, from fabu, a bean, because some of their ances- and saying, “I wished to convince myself whether tors cultivated this pulse. They were once so you knew what it is to be consul.' He died before numerous that they took upon themselves to his father, who, with the moderation of a philowage a war against the Veientes. They came to sopher, delivered a funeral oration over his son's a general engagement near the Cremera, in which body. all the family, consisting of 306 men, were slain, FABIUS MAXIMUS RULLIANUS was the first of A.U.C. 277. There only remained one boy, the Fabii who obtained the surname of Maximus, whose tender age had detained him at Rome, for lessening the power of the populace at elecand from him descended the noble Fabii of the tions. He was master of horse, and his victory following ages. Ovid celebrates the above trans- over the Samnites in that capacity nearly cost action in those lines beginning,
him his life, as he engaged the enemy without Una domus vires et onus susceperat urbis,
the command of the dictator. He was five times Sumunt gentiles arma professa manus. consul, twice dictator, and once censor.
He Fasti, lib. ii. 197. triumphed over seven different nations. Fabius MAXIMUS (Quintus), a celebrated
FA'BLE, n. s., v. a. & v. n.
Fr. fable ; Ital. Roman, who from a dull and inactive childhood
FA'BLED, part, adj.
favola; Span, and
FA'Bler, n. s. was raised to the highest offices of the state. In
Lat. fabula, from his first consulship he obtained a victory over
for,fari, to speak; Liguria, and the fatal battle of Thrasymenes oc
The casioned his election to the dictatorship. In this
FAB'ULOUSLY, adv. important office he began to oppose Hannibal,
nifies vanity, and
FAB'ULOUSNESS, n. s. not by fighting him in the open field, like his
is considered, by predecessors, but by continually harassing his Minsheu, as the root of the Latin. A fictitious army by countermarches and ambuscades, from story: fiction, generally, see below : a lie. The which he received the surname of Cunctator, or
verb neuter (derived from the noun) signifies to the Delayer. Hannibal sent him word, that'" If feign; write, or tell falsehoods : as an active verb, he was as great a captain as he would be thought, to tell a thing falsely: fabled is feigned; and a he ought to come into the plain and give him fabulist is one celebrated in fables: a fabler, he battle.' But Fabius coldly replied, “That if he who composes the specific fictions called fables, (Hannibal) was as great a captain as he would or who deals in fiction or falsehood generally. be thoughi, he would do well 10 force him to Fabulosity means abundance of fiction; fabulous battle.' Such operations in the commander of invention, or faculty; in which latter sense it is the Roman armies gave offence to several; and synonymous with fabulousness : fabulous is ful Fabius was even accused of cowardice.' Ile, of fables; feigned; invented. however, continued firm in his resolution; and But refuse profane and old wives' fabler. patiently bore to see his master of horse raised,
1 Tim. iv. 7.
-sig חבל Ilebrew
He fables not: I hear the enemy.
the oldest extant: perhaps that of Nathan is Shakspeare. Henry VI.
superior to it in close painting and affecting reIn their fabulosity they report, that they had obser- presentation. We find Æsop delivering fables vations for twenty thousand years.
in the most distant ages of Greece; and, in the Abbot's Description of the World.
early days of the Roman commonwealth, we We mean to win,
read of a mutiny appeased by the timely delivery Or turn this heaven itself into the hell Thou fablest. Milton's Paradise Lost.
of the fable of the belly and the members. Ladies of the Hesperides, they seemed
The earliest collection of fables extant is of Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since
eastern origin, and preserved in the Sanscrit Of fairy damsels met in forest wide,
language. It is called Hitopadesa, and the auBy knights.
Id. thor Veshnoo Sarma; but they are known in There are many things fabulously delivered, and are Europe by The Tales and Fables of Bidpay, or not to be accepted as truths.
Pilpay, an ancient Indian philosopher. Of this Brorone's Vulgar Errours. collection Sir William Jones takes the following Triptolemus, so sung the nine,
notice :- The Fables of Veshnoo Sarma, whom Strewed plenty from his cart divine;
we ridiculously call Pilpay, are the most beautiBut, spite of all those fable-makers,
ful, if not the most ancient, collection of apoHe never sowed on Almaign acres. Dryden. The moral is the first business of the poet': this logues in the world. They were first translated
from the Sanscreet, in the sixth century, by being formed, he contrives such a design or fable as may be most suitable to the moral.
Buzerchumihr, or bright as the sun, the chief It would look like a fable to report that this gen- physician, and afterwards the vizier of the great tleman gives away a great fortune by secret methods. Anushirwan; and are extant under various names,
Addison. in more than twenty languages. But their origiA person terrified with the imagination of spectres, nal title is Hitopadesa, or amicable instruction : is more reasonable than one who thinks the appear. and as the very existence of Æsop, whom the ance of spirits fubulous and groundless.
Id. Arabs believe to have been an Abyssinian, apJotham's fable of the trees is the oldest extant, and pears rather doubtful, I am not disinclined to as beautiful as any made since.
The first thing to be considered in an epick poem is suppose that the first moral fables which appeared the fable, which is perfect or imperfect, according as
in Europe were of Indian or Ethiopian origin.' the action, which it relates, is more or less so. Id.
Mr. Frazer, at the end of his History of Nadir That Saturn's sons received the three-fold reign
Shah, gives us the following account of this curious Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath, work :—* The ancient Brahmins of India, after a Old poets mention, fabling.
Prior. good deal of time and labor, compiled a treatise Quitting Æsop and the fabulists, he copies Boccace. (which they called Kurtuk Dumnik), in which
Croral. were inserted the choicest treasures of wisdom, Palladius coming to die somewhere in the north and the most perfect rules for governing a people. part of Britain, may seem to give some kind of coun. This book they presented to their rajahs, who tenance to those fables that make him to have lived kept it with the greatest secrecy and care. About many years among the Scots.
the time of Mahomet's birth, or the latter end of Hail, fabled grotto! hail, Elysian soil !
the sixth century, Noishervan the Just, who then Thou fairest spot of fair Britannia's isle!
reigned in Persia, discovered a great inclination Our bard 's a fabulist, and deals in fiction.
to see that book; for which purpose Burzuvia, a Garrick.
physician, who had a surprising talent in learning The style of Boethius, though, perhaps, not always several languages, particularly Sanskerritt, was inrigorously pure, is formed with great diligence upon
troduced to him as the most proper person to be ancient models, and wholly uninfected with monastic employed to get a copy of it. He went to India, barbarity. His history is written with elegance and where, after some years' stay, and great trouble, vigour, but bis fabulousness and credulity are justly he procured it. It was translated into the Pehblamed.
luvi (the ancient Persian language) by him and The first ages of the Scottish History are dark and Buzrjumebr, the vizier. Noishervan, ever after, fabulous. Robertson's History of Scotland.
and all his successors, the Persian kings, had this Fabulous narrative has accordingly been common in all ages of the world, and practised by teachers of book in high esteem, and took the greatest care the most respectable character.
At last Abu Jaffer Munsour zu It is owing, no
to keep it secret. doubt, to the weakness of human nature, that fable Nikky, who was the second caliph of the Abassi should ever have been found a necessary, or a con- reign, by great search, got a copy of it in the venient, vehicle for truth.
Beattie. Pehluvi language, and ordered Imâm Hassan Believing every hillock green
Abdal Mokaffa, who was the most learned of the Contains no fabled hero's ashes,
age, to translate it into Arabic. This prince ever And that around the undoubted scene
after made it his guide, not only in affairs relating Thine own broad Hellespont still dashes, to the government, but also in private life. In Be long my lot! and cold were he
the year 380 of the Hegira, sultan Mahmud Who there could gaze denying thee! Byron.
Ghazi put it into verse : and afterwards, in the Fable is generally esteemed the most ancient year 515, by order of Bheram Shah ben Massaud, species of wit; and has continued to be highly that which Abdal Mokaffa had translated, was valued, not only in times of the greatest simpli- re-translated into Persic by Abdul Mala Nasser city, but in the most polite ages of the world. Allah Mustofi; and this is that Kulila Dumna, Nathan's fable of the poor man (2 Sam. xii. 6) is which is now extant. As this latter had too next in antiquity to Jotham's, and which, as many Arabic verses and obsolete phrases in it, Addison (see the foregoing extracts) observes, is Molana Ali ben Klassein Vaes, at the request of Emîr Sohèli, keeper of the seals to sultan Hossein Rome he was appointed judge of appeals, and Mirza, put it into a more modern style, and gave afterwards inspector of reliques. Pope Alexit the title of Anuar Soheli. In the year 1002 ander VIII. appointed him Secretary of memothe great moghul, Jalal ô Din Mohommed Akbar, rials, and Innocent XII made him keeper of the ordered his own secretary and vizier, the learned archives of St. Angelo. In the midst of this Abul Fazl, to illustrate the obscure passages, business, however, he found time to cultivate his abridge the long digressions, and put it into such favorite study of antiquities, upon which he a style as would be most familiar to all capacities; wrote several tracts in Latin, particularly, 1. De which he accordingly did, and gave it the name Aquis et Aquæductibus Veteris Romæ; 2. De of Ayar Danish, or the Criterion of Wisdom.' Columna Trajana; 3. Inscriptionum Antiquarum Thus far Mr. Frazer, under the word Ayar Danish. Explicatio, &c. He was admitted a member of
• In the year 1709,' says Dr. Wilkins, the the academy of Assorditi at Urbino, and of the Kulila Dumna, the Persian version of Abul Mala Arcadi at Rome; and died 7th January, 1700. Nasser Allah Mustofi, made in the 515th year of FABRIANO (Gentile Da), a celebrated histhe Hegira, was translated into French, with the torical painter, was born at Verona, in 1332, and title of Les Conseils et les Maximes de Pilpay, became a disciple of Giovanni Da Fiesole. He Philosophe Indien, sur les divers Etats de la Vie. was employed to adorn a great number of This edition resembles the litopadesa more than churches and palaces at Florence, Urbino, any other then seen; and is evidently the im- Siena, Perusia, and Rome, but particularly the mediate original of the English · Instructive and Vatican ; and one picture of his, representing the entertaining Fables of Pilpay, an ancient Indian Virgin and Child, attended by Joseph, which is Philosopher,' which, in 1775, had gone through preserved in the church of St. Maria Maggiore, five editions. The Anuar Soheli, above men- was highly commended by Michael Angelo. tioned, about the year 1540, was rendered into By order of the doge and senate of Venice he the Turkish language; and the translator is said painted a picture in the great council-chamber, to have bestowed twenty years' labor upon it. which was considered as so extraordinary a perIn the year 1724 this edition M. Galland began formance that his employers granted him a pento translate into French, and the first four chap- sion for life, and conferred upon him the priviters were then published; but, in the year 1778, lege of wearing the habit of a noble of Venice, M. Cardonne completed the work, in three the highest honor the state could bestow. He volumes, giving it the name of Contes et Fables died in 1412. Indiennes de Bidpai et de Lokman; traduites FABRIANO, a town of the Papal states, at the d'Ali Tcheleby ben Saleh, auteur Turc: Indian foot of the Appennines in the Marca d’Ancona. Tales and Fables of Bidpay and Lockman, trans- The inhabitants trade chiefly in wool and its lated from Aly Tcheleby ben Saleh, a Turkish manufactures; also in paper. Population 4000. author.'
Thirty-three miles south-west of Ancona. The Fables of Lockman were published in FABʻRIC, n. s. & v. a. French, fabrique ; Arabic and Latin, with notes, by Erpenius, 4to., FAB’RICATE, v. a. Belg. fabryke; Ital. Amstel. 1636; and by the celebrated Golius, at FABRICATION, N. s.
Span. and Lat. fathe end of his edition of Erpen's Arabic Gram- brica, from fuber (i. e. faciber à facio, to do), a mar, Lugd. Bat. 1656, with additional Notes; workman. "A building or edifice: hence any and also in the edition of the same Grammar, by system or combination of things: the verb, formed Albert Schultens, Lugd. Bat. 1748, 4to. They after the noun, signifies to build, construct, or are only thirty-seven in number.
frame, as does the more common verb to fabriOf the Hitopadesa, or Fables of Vishnoo Sar- cate: the latter is also used, figuratively, for to ma, we have two very elegant English translations invent, construct, or frame a fictitious, as disfrom the original Sanscrit: one by Sir William tinguished from a true account of any thing. Jones, printed in his works, 4to. vol. VI, Lond.
Like the baseless fabric of this vision, 1799; the other by the father of Sanscrit litera
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, ture in Europe, Dr. Charles Wilkins, of the
The solemn temples, the great globe itself, India House, 8vo., Bath, 1787, with a collection Yca, all which it inherits shall dissolve; of very important notes.
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Fable, as a mode of conveying moral instruction, Leave not a wreck behind.
Shakspeare. is allied both to all other kinds of similitude and
There must be an exquisite care to place the coto parable: but, in the strict use of it, at least, lumns, set in several stories, most precisely one over it differs widely from both. Every subject of the another, that so the solid may answer to the solid, inanimate creation may be employed in similitude and the vacuities to the vacuities, as well for beauty and parable; but the grand objects in fable are as strength of the fabrick.
Wotton. borrowed from the animate and rational creation This fabrication of the human body is the immconly: and the best fables consist of human diate work of a vital principle, that formoth the first actions, spirit, and intelligence, attributed to rudiments of the human nature.
Hale, brute and irrational creatures.
Still will ye think it strange, FABRETTI (Raphael), LL. D. a learned That all the parts of this great fabrick change; Italian author and antiquary, born at Urbino, in Quit their old station and primeval frame. Prior. 1619. He studied at Cagli, and took his degree
Shew what laws of life at Urbino in his eighteenth year. Cardinal Im- The cheese inhabitants observe, and how periali sent him into Spain, where he continued Fabrick their mansions,
Philips. thirteen years, and was for some time auditor
poet now unfold, general of the Nunciature. On bis return to Whal never tongue or puinbers told,
How learn delighted and amazed,
with a gold chain and a statue. He died in What hands unknown that fabrick raised. 1603; leaving behind him several works which
are much esteemed. From beginnings the most inconsiderable, and by FABRICIUS (John Albert), one of the most instruments the most unlikely, the Almighty, with learned and laborious theologians of his age, was incredible facility, raised that glorious fabric of his born at Leipsic in 1668. He lost his parents church, which hitherto hath withstood all the rage of when very young, but was carefully brought up his enemies.
by his guardian, who sent him to Quedlinburgh FABRICIA, .in botany, a genus of plants of school. In 1692 he was admitted a preacher, the class icosandria, and order inonogynia: Cal. and was chosen professor of eloquence at Hamfive-cleft, half superior; petals five, without burgh in 1697. He died at Hamburgh in 1736, claws; stigma capitate ; caps. many-celled: after a life spent in collecting and publishing SEEDS winged. Species two; natives of New valuable remains of the ancients. · His principal Holland.
works are: Bibliotheca Latina, 2 vols. 4to.; FABRICIUS (Caius), a celebrated Roman, Vita Procli Philosophi, 4to.; Codex Apocryphus who in his first consulship, A.U.C. 470, obtained Novi Testamenti collectus, 8vo.; Bibliotheca several victories over the Samnites and Luca- Græca, 14 vols. 4to. A new edition of this stunians, and was honored with a triumph. The pendous magazine of learning has been published riches acquired in those battles were immense, the by Ilarles. Centuria Fabriciorum Scriptis clasoldiers were liberally rewarded, and the treasury rorum, 8vo.; Memoriæ Hambergenses, 7 vols. was enriched with 400 talents. Two years after 8vo.; Codex Pseudepigraphus Vet. Test. 8vo.; Fabricius went as ambassador to Pyrrhus, and Bibliographia Antiquaria, 4to.; Bibliotheca Ecrefused with contempt presents and offers, which clesiastica, fol.; Delectus argumentorum et sylmight have corrupted the fidelity of a less vir- labus Scriptorum, 4to.; Conspectus Thesauri tuous citizen. Pyrrhus admired the magnanimity Literariæ Italiæ, 8vo.; Salutaris Lux Evangelii, of Fabricius, but his astonishment was excitel 4to.; Bibliotheca mediæ et infimæ Latinitatis, to the highest pitch, when the latter discovered 5 vols. 8vo. to him the villany of his own physician, who had l'abricius (William), surnamed Hildanus, a offered to the Roman general to poison his royal famous surgeon, was born near Cologne in 1560. master. To this greatness of soul was added the He became public physician at Berne, where he most consummate knowledge of military affairs, died in 1634. His Six Centuries of Observations and the greatest simplicity of manners. Fabri- and Cures were published in 1606, 4to.; besides cius never used plate at his table. A small salt which he wrote on Gangrene and Sphacelus ; on cellar, the feet of which were of horn, was the Burns ; Gun Shot Wounds; on Lithotomy, &c. only silver vessel which appeared in his house. The whole of his works were printed in folio, at This contempt of luxury he wished also to en- Frankfort, in 1682. courage among the people; and during his cen- FABRICIUS (John Christian), a modern entosorship he banished from the senate Cornelius mologist of the greatest celebrity, was born in the Russinus, who had been twice consul and dic- duchy of Sleswick in 1742. After completing tator, because he kept in his house more than ten his studies, he went, at the age of twenty, to Upsal pounds weight of silver plate. Such were the to attend the lectures of Linné. Having here manners of the conqueror of Pyrrhus, who ob- conceived the idea of forming an arrangement of served that he wished rather to command those insects according to the structure of the mouth, that had money than possess it himself. Ile Linné highly approved his plan, but declined inlived and died in virtuous poverty: his body was troducing it into his Systema Naturæ. See our buried at the public charge ; and the Roman article ENTOMOLOGY. Fabricius now adopted people gave a dowry to his two daughters when the profession of medicine, and took his doctor's they had arrived to years of maturity.
degree. Being afterwards appointed professor FABRICIUS (George), a learned German, born of natural history at Kiel, he devoted himself enat Chemnitz in Misnia, in 1516. After a liberal tirely to his favorite science; and published, in education, he visited Italy in the character of 1775, his new System of Entomology. Two tutor to a young nobleman; and, examining all years after he pointed out the classic and generic the remains of antiquity with great accuracy, characters of insects, in a second treatise; and in compared them with their descriptions in Latin 1778 published his Philosophia Entomologica, writers. The result of these observations was on the model of the Philosophia Botanica of his work entitled Roma, containing a description Linnæus. From that period to his death Fabriof that city. He afterwards settled at Misenum, cius industriously employed himself in extending where he conducted a great school till his death his system. His knowledge of all the branches in 1571. He also wrote seven books of the of natural history was extensive, and he wrote Annals of Misnia, three of the Annals of Meissen, many useful works in the German and Danish Travels, and many sacred poems in Latin. languages. He died in 1807.
FABRICIUS (Jerome), a celebrated physician in Fabric Lands, in ecclesiastical affairs, those the end of the sixteenth century (surnamed Aqua- formerly given towards rebuilding or repairing pendente, from the place of his birth), was the cathedrals and other churches; for anciently aldisciple and successor of Fallopius. lle chiefly most every body gave more or less, hy his will, applied himself to surgery and anatomy, which to the fabric of the parish church where he he professed with great reputation at Padua for dwelt. forty years. The republic of Venice settled a FABROT (Charles Hannibal), one of the most considerable pension upon him, and honored him celebrated civilians of his time, was born at Air
in 1681; and acquired an extraordinary skill in Honour that is gained and broken upon another, the civil and canon law, and in the belles lettres. hath the quickest reflection, like diamonds cut with
Id. He published the Basilicæ, or Constitutions of facets.
These offices and dignities were but the fucings and the Emperors of the East, in Greek and Latin,
fringes of his greatness.
Wotton. with learned notes, in 7 vols. folio; and editions of Cedrenius, Nicetas, Anastasius, Bibliothecarius, With these lost spirits, run all their mazes with
Keep still your former face, and mix again Constantine Manasses, and Cujas, with learned and curious notes.
For such are treasons.
Ben Jonson. FACADE. See Facing.
Give me a look, give me a face, FACCIOLATO, James, an Italian philologist, That makes simplicity a grace.
Id. was born at Torreglia, near Padua, in 1682. He looked and saw the face of things quite changed, The talent discovered by him when a boy, caused The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar; the cardinal Barbarigo io place him in the semi- All now was turned to jollity and game,
Milton. mary at Padua. Here he became, in a few years, To luxury and riot, feast and dance. doctor in theology, professor of this science as We trepanned the state, and faced it down
With plots and projects of our own. Hudibras. well as of philosophy, and, finally, prefect of the seminary and director-general of studies. He de- You'll find the thing will not be done voted the greatest attention to reviving the study With ignorance and face alone.
Id. of ancient literature; and, for the promotion of The mere face-painter has little in common with this object, he undertook a new edition of a dic- the poet; but, like the mere historian, copies what he tionary in seven languages, which was called the sees, and minutely traces every feature, and odd mark. Calepin, from the name of its author, the monk
At the first shock, with blood and powder stained, Ambrosius Calepinus. His pupil, Forcellini,
their former face retained; assisted him in the undertaking, and the work Nor heaven, nor sea,
Fury and art produce effects so strange, was completed in two vols. fol., between the They trouble nature, and her visage change. years 1715 and 19. He now, in company with
Wallace. his industrious disciple, conceived the idea of a When men have the heart to do a very bad thing, Latin lexicon, in which every word, with all its they seldom want the face to bear it out. Tillotson. significations, should be contained, and illus
Jove cannot fear; then tell me to my face, trated by examples from the classical writers, That I of all the gods am least in grace. after the manner of the dictionary of the Crusca.
Dryden's Niad. This immense undertaking occupied them both for nearly forty years, and forms the standard lexi- This tempest, and deserve the name of king. con of the Latin language. Facciolato directed
Dryden. the work, which was almost entirely executed by Kicked out, we set the best face on't we could. Forcellini. With the same assistant, and some
Id. Virgil. others, he superintended a new edition of the
Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid of the
id. lexicon of Schrevelius, and the Lexicon Ciceronia enemy? num of Nizoli . He left also many Latin dis- Thrice facing to the left, and thence they turned again.
Hail and farewell they shouted thrice amain, courses, which are characterized by their Cicero
Id. nian elegance of style, but differ from their
Georgione, the cotemporary of Titian, excelled in model by a precise brevity. He also completed portraits of facepainting.
Id. Dufresnoy. the History of the University of Padua, which had been brought down to 1740 by Pappadopoli. challenge that which you never lost; and you, says
You, says the judge to the wolf, have the face to He died 1669.
he to the fox, have the confidence to deny that which FACE, n. s., v, n. & v. a.; Fr. face; Span. you have stolen.
hur ; Port. faz;
Let any one, even below the skill of an astrologer, Face-PAINTING,
Ital. faccia ; Lat. behold the turn of faces he meets as soon as he passes Facet,
facies, from facio, Cheapside Conduit, and you see a deep attention and Facing, to make, the face a certain unthinking sharpness in every countenance.
Tatler. being the part that makes the distinction or identitye.' Minsheu. The visage or countenance;
From beauty still to beauty ranging hence general appearance, presence, sight; also
In every face I found a dart.
Addison's Spectator. the surface or outward part of a thing, dis
When it came to the count to speak, old Fact tortion or peculiarity; and confidence or boldness of face or character. As a verb neuter, to
so stared him in the face, after his plain downright face, is to coine with the face toward an object; way, that the count was struck dumb.
Id. Count Tariff to carry a false countenance or appearance : as We get intelligence of the force of the enemy, and an active verb, to meet in front, oppose or stand cast about for a sufficient number of troops to face opposite to; cover with the outward layer or the enemy in the field of battle. Id. On the War. superficies; invest with any covering; oppose
This would produce a new face of things in Europe. with boldness and impudence, or with success
Id. (as to face down, and face out): a face-cloth is
The fortification of Soleurre is faced with marble.
Id. linen cloth placed on the face of the dead : face
Because he walked against his will, painting, portrait-painting. Facet (Fr. facette) is a diminutive of face, a small surface; applied
He faced men down that he stood still. Prior. particularly to the small superficies of precious
Where your old bank is hollow, face it with the fint stones. Face to face is an adverbial expression spit of eartb that you dig out of the ditch. for mutual presence.