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:
   14 letters in the name Henri-de-Bourbon. He was the 14th king of France and Navarre on the extinction of the family of Navarre. He was born on Dec. 14, 1553, the sum of which year amounts to 14; he was assassinated on May 14, 1610; and lived 4 times 14 years, 14 weeks, and 4 times 14 days.
   14 May, 1552, was born Marguerite de Valois, his first wife.
   14 May, 1588, the Parisians rose in revolt against him, because he was a "heretic."
   14 March, 1590, he won the great battle of Ivry.
   14 May, 1590, was organised a grand ecclesiastical and military demonstration against him, which drove him from the faubourgs of Paris.
   14 Nov., 1590, the Sixteen took an oath to die rather than submit to a "heretic" king.
   It was Gregory XIV. who issued a Bull excluding Henri from the throne.
   14 Nov., 1592, the Paris parlement registered the papal Bull.
   14 Dec., 1599, the Duke of Savoy was reconciled to Henri IV.
   14 Sept., 1606, was baptised the dauphin (afterwards Louis XIII.), son of Henri IV.
   14 May, 1610, Henry was assassinated by Ravaillac.
   For the dates see Histoire de France, by Bordier and Churton (1859).
   14th of the name. He mounted the throne 1643, the sum of which figures equals 14. He died 1715, the sum of which figures also equals 14. He reigned 77 years, the sum of which two figures equals 14. He was born 1638, died 1715, which added together equals 3353, the sum of which figures comes to 14. Such a strange combination is probably without parallel.

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- 936).
    This tradition is not mentioned by any historian before the eleventh century; but since that period numerous writers have repeated the story. He was called in Latin, Henricus Auceps.

Fox (The old). Marshal Soult was so nicknamed, from his strategic talents and fertility of resources. (1769-1851.) (See Reynard.)

Fox Antipathy to foxes. Speaking of natural antipathies, Shakespeare makes Shylock say:

"Some men there be love not a gaping pig,
Some that are mad if they behold a cat."
   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.
    A correspondent of Notes and Queries (May 2nd, 1891, p. 356) says: "The swords were manufactured by Julian del Rei of Toledo, whose trade-mark was a little dog, mistaken for

  By PanEris using Melati.

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