Frothal to Fyrapel

Frothal, king of Sora, and son of Annir. Being driven by tempest to Sarno, one of the Orkney Islands, he is hospitably entertained by the king, and fall s in love with Comala, daughter of Starno king of Inistore or the Orkneys. He would have carried Comala off by violence, but her brother Cathulla interfered, bound him, and, after keeping him in bonds for three days, sent him out of the island. When Starno was gathered to his fathers, Frothal returned and laid siege to the palace of Cathulla; but Fingal, happening to arrive at the island, met Frothal in single combat, overthrew him, and would have slain him, if Utha his betrothed (disguised in armour) had not interposed. When Fingal knew that Utha was Frothal’s sweetheart, he not only spared the foe, but invited both Frothal and Utha to his palace, where they passed the night in banquet and song.—Ossian: Carric-Thura.

Fruit at a Call. In the tale of “The White Cat,” one of the fairies, in order to supply a certain queen with ripe fruit, put her fingers in her mouth, blew three times, and then cried—

“Apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, pears, melons, grapes, apples, oranges, citrons, gooseberries, currants, strawberries, raspberries, and all sorts of fruit; come at my call!” … And they came rolling in without injury.—Comtesse D’Aulnoy, Fairy Tales (“The White Cat,” 1682):

Fuarfed , an island of Scandinavia.

Fudge Family (The), a family supposed by T. Moore to be visiting Paris after the peace. It consists of Phil Fudge, Esq., his son Robert, his daughter Biddy, and a poor relation named Phelim Connor (an ardent Bonapartist and Irish patriot) acting as bear-leader to Bob. These four write letters to their friends in England. The skit is meant to satirize the parvenu English abroad.

Phil Fudge, Esq., father of Bob and Biddy Fudge; a hack writer devoted to legitimacy and the Bourbons. He is a secret agent of lord Castlereagh [Karsl-ray], to whom he addresses letters ii. and ix. He points out to his lordship that Robert Fudge will be very glad to receive a snug Government appointment, and hopes that his lordship will not fail to bear him in mind. Letter vi. he addresses to his brother, showing how the Fudge family is prospering, and ending thus—

Should we but still enjoy the sway
Of Sidmouth and of Castlereagh,
I hope ere long to see the day
When England’s wisest statesmen, judges,
Lawyers, peers, will all be—Fudges.

Miss Biddy Fudge, a sentimental girl of 18, in love with “romances, high bonnets, and Mde le Roy.” She writes letters i., v., x., and xii., describing to her friend Dolly or Dorothy the sights of Paris, and especially how she becomes acquainted with a gentleman whom she believes to be the king of Prussia in disguise; but afterwards she discovers that her disguised king calls himself “colonel Calicot.” Going with her brother to buy some handkerchiefs, her visions of glory are sadly dashed when “the hero she fondly had fancied a king” turns out to be a common linendraper. “There stood the vile treacherous thing, with the yard- measure in his hand.” “One tear of compassion for your poor heart-broken friend. P.S.—You will be delighted to know we are going to hear Brunel to-night, and have obtained the governor’s box; we shall all enjoy a hearty good laugh, I am sure.”

Bob or Robert Fudge, son of Phil Fudge, Esq., a young exquisite of the first water, writes letters iii. and viii. to his friend Richard. These letters describe how French dandies dress, eat, and kill time.—T. Moore (1818).

(A sequel, called The Fudge Family in England, was published.)

Fulgentio, a kinsm an of Roberto (king of the Two Sicilies). He was the most rising and most insolent man in the court. Camiola calls him “a suitbroker,” and says he had the worst report among all good men for bribery and extortion. This canker obtained the king’s leave for his marriage with Camiola, and he pleaded his suit as a right, not a favour; but the lady rejected him with scorn, and Adoni killed the arrogant “sprig of nobility” in a duel.—Massinger: The Maid of Honour (1637).

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