Frankford to Friars

Frankford (Mr. and Mrs.). Mrs. Frankford proved unfaithful to her marriage vow, and Mr. Frankford sent her to reside on one of his estates. She died of grief; but on her death-bed her husband went to see her, and forgave her.—Heywood: A Woman Killed by Kindness (1576–1645).

Franklin (Lady), the half-sister of sir John Vesey, and a young widow. Lady Franklin had an angelic temper, which nothing disturbed, and she really believed that “whatever is, is right.” She could bear with unruffled feathers even the failure of a new cap or the disappointment of a new gown. This paragon of women loved and married Mr. Graves, a dolorous widower, for ever sighing over the superlative excellences of his “sainted Maria,” his first wife.—Lord Lytton: Money (1840).

The Polish Franklin, Thaddeus Czacki (1765–1813).

Franklin of Theology (The), Andrew Fuller (1754–1815).

Franklin’s Tale (The), in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, is that of “Dorigen and Arviragus.” (For the tale, see Arviragus, p. 66.)

Frankly (Charles), a light-hearted, joyous, enthusiastic young man, in love with Clarinda, whom he marries.—Dr. Hoadly: The Suspicious Husband (1747).

Franval (Madame), born of a noble family, is proud as the proudest of the old French noblesse. Captain St. Alme, the son of a merchant, loves her daughter; but the haughty aristocrat looks with disdain on such an alliance. However, her daughter Marianne is of another way of thinking, and loves the merchant’s son. Her brother intercedes in her behalf, and madame makes a virtue of necessity, with as much grace as possible.—Holcroft: The Deaf and Dumb (1785).

Fraser’s Magazine started in 1830.

Frateretto, a fiend, who told Edgar that Nero was an angler in the Lake of Darkness.—Shakespeare: King Lear (1605).

Fraud, seen by Dantê between the sixth and seventh circles of the Inferno.

His head and upper part exposed on land,
But laid not on the shore his bestial train.
His face the semblance of a just man’s wore
(So kind and gracious was its outward cheer).
The rest was serpent all. Two shaggy claws
Reached to the armpits, and the back and breast
And either side were painted o’er with nodes
And orbits.
   —Dante: Hell, xvii. (1300).

Freckles Cured. “The entrails of crocodiles,” says Ovid, “are excellent to take freckles or spots from the face and to whiten the skin.” As Pharos, an island in the mouth of the Nile, abounded in crocodiles, the poet advises those who are swarthy and freckled to use the Pharian wash.

If swarthy, to the Pharian varnish fly.
   —Ovid: Art of Love, iii. (B.C. 2).

Fred or Frederick Lewis prince of Wales, father of George III., was struck by a cricket-ball in front of Cliefden House, in the autumn of 1750, and died the following spring. It was of this prince that it was written, by way of epitaph—

… And as it is only Fred,
Who was alive, and is dead,
Why, there’s no more to be said.

Frederick, the usurping duke, father of Celia and uncle of Rosalind. He was about to make war upon his banished brother, when a hermit encountered him, and so completely changed him that he not only restored his brother to his dukedom, but he retired to a religious house, and passed the rest of his life in penitence and acts of devotion.—Shakespeare: As You Like It (1598).

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