which was “Faustianum.”

Then with water fill the pitcher
Wreathed about with classic fables;
Ne’er Falernian threw a richer
Light upon Lucullus’ tables.
   —Longfellow: Drinking Song.

Faliero (Marino), the doge of Venice. (See Marino.)—Byron: Marino Faliero.

Falkland, an aristocratic gentleman, of a noble, loving nature, but the victim of false honour and morbid refinement of feeling. Under great provocation, he was goaded on to commit murder, but being tried was honourably acquitted, and another person was executed for the crime. Caleb Williams, a lad in Falkland’s service, accidentally became acquainted with these secret facts, but, unable to live in the house under the suspicious eyes of Falkland, he ran away. Falkland tracked him from place to place, like a blood-hound, and at length arrested him for robbery. The true statement now came out, and Falkland died of shame and a broken spirit.—Godwin: Caleb Williams (1794). (See Faulkland, p. 359.)

(This tale has been dramatized by G. Colman, under the title of The Iron Chest, in which Falkland is called “sir Edward Mortimer,” and Caleb Williams is called “Wilford.”)

Falkland, a model stage lover; jealous, generous, and gentlemanly. The lover of Julia.—Sheridan: The Rivals (1775).

Falkland, the hero and title of lord Lytton’s first novel (1827).

Fall of Jerusalem (The), a dramatic poem by dean Milman (1820).

Fallacies (Popular), Charles Lamb, in his Essays of Elia (last series, 1833). He controverts sixteen, the first of which is that “a bully is always a coward,” and the last is that “a sulky temper is a misfortune.”

False One (The), a tragedy by Beaumont and Fletcher (1619). The subject is the amours of Julius Cæsar and Cleopatra.

Falsetto (Signor), a man who fawns on Fazio in prosperity, and turns his back on him when fallen into disgrace.—Dean Milman: Fazio (1815).

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