Fourierists to Frangipani
Fourierists French communists, so called from Charles Fourier. (See above.)
Fourteen in its connection with Henri IV. and Louis XIV. The following are curious and strange coincidences:
Fourteen Hundred (A Stock Exchange warning). It is to give notice that a stranger has entered 'Change. The term was in use in Defoe's time.
Fourth Estate of the Realm (The). The daily press. The most powerful of all. Burke, referring to the Reporters' Gallery, said, "Yonder sits the Fourth Estate, more important than them all."
Fourth of July (The). The great national holiday of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence was July 4, 1776.
Fowler (Henry the Fowler). Heinrich I., King of Germany, was so called, because when the deputies
announced to him his election to the throne, they found him fowling with a hawk on his fist (876, 919-
Fox Antipathy to foxes. Speaking of natural antipathies, Shakespeare makes Shylock say:
"Some men there be love not a gaping pig,Tycho Brahé would faint at sight of a fox, Marshal d'Albret at sight of a pig, Henri III. at sight of a cat. (See Antipathy.)
A wise fox will never rob his neighbour's hen-roost, because it would soon be found out. He goes farther from home where he is not known.
Every fox must pay his skin to the furrier. The crafty shall be taken in their own wiliness.
"Tutte le volpi si trovano in pellicaria." - Italian Proverb.To set a fox to keep the geese. (Latin, "Ovem lupo committere. ") He entrusted his money to sharpers.
Fox (That). So our Lord called Herod Antipas, whose crafty policy was thus pointed at, "Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils" (St. Luke xiii. 32). (B.C. 4 - A.D. 39.)
Herod Agrippa I. (A.D. 41-44.) Herod Agrippa II. (A.D. 52-100.)
Fox An Old English broadsword.
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