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Corrections are indicated using an underline highlight. Placing the cursor over the correction will produce the original text in a small popup. Any corrections are indicated as hyperlinks, which will navigate the reader to the corresponding entry in the corrections table in the note at the end of the text. Cobham Brewer, LL. Too much praise cannot be awarded to the erudition and patient diligence displayed in the compilation of this volume of nearly twelve hundred pages.
The breadth of range contemplated by the learned editor is best indicated in his own words:. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads.
All that Dr. Brewer claims for his book is sustained by examination of it. It is nevertheless true that there is in it a mass of matter comparatively unattractive to the American student and to the general reader. Furthermore, the Handbook was prepared so long ago that the popular literature of the last dozen years is unrecorded; writers who now occupy the foremost places in the public eye not being so much as named. In view of these and other drawbacks to the extended usefulness of the manual, the publishing-house whose imprint is upon the title-page of the present viii work, taking the stanch foundation laid by Dr.
It goes without saying that in the attempt to do this, it was necessary to leave out a greater bulk of entertaining matter than could be wrought in upon the original design. To do ample justice to every writer and book would have been impossible, but the leading works of every author of note have the honorable place. Many names of English authors omitted from the Handbook for the reason stated awhile ago, will also be found in their proper positions.
Besides this, and a tolerable degree of personal familiarity with the leading literature of her own land, her resort has been to the public libraries in New York City—notably, to The Astor and The Mercantile. Falkland , an aristocratic gentleman, of a noble, loving nature, but the victim of false honor and morbid refinement of feeling. Under great provocation, he was goaded on to commit murder, but being tried was honorably acquitted, and another person was executed for the crime.
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 broken spirit. Godwin, Caleb Williams False One The , a tragedy by Beaumont and Fletcher Falsetto Signor , a man who fawns on Fazio in prosperity, and turns his back on him when fallen into disgrace. In Henry V. Quickly, hostess of an inn in Eastcheap. In the comedy, Sir John is represented as making love to Mrs. In both cases, he is a mountain of fat, sensual, mendacious, boastful, and fond of practical jokes.
Falstaff, unimitated, inimitable, Falstaff, how shall I describe thee? Thou compound of sense and vice: of sense which may be admired, but not esteemed; of vice which may be despised, but hardly detested. He is a thief and a glutton, a coward and a boaster, always ready to cheat the weak and prey upon the poor, to terrify the timorous and insult the defenceless.
At once obsequious and malignant—yet the man thus corrupt, thus despicable, makes himself necessary to the prince by perpetual gaiety, and by unfailing power of exciting laughter. Heartfree, who at one time was partly in love with her, says to her:. Stirling, The Prisoner of State Fang , a bullying, insolent magistrate, who would have sent Oliver Twist to prison, on suspicion of theft, if Mr.
Dickens, Oliver Twist The original of this ill-tempered, bullying magistrate was Mr. Laing, of Hatton Garden, removed from the bench by the home secretary. Fanny Robin.
Country girl seduced under promise of marriage by Sergeant Troy. Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd Fanny Lord.
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Byron, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers Fanny Miss , younger daughter of Mr. Sterling, a rich City merchant. She was clandestinely married to Lovewell. Her marriage with Lovewell being 3 ultimately made known, her dilemma was removed. Five other bandes of English fanteries. Gascoigne, , The Fruites of Warre Parisian girl, deserted by her lover and left to support her child as best she can. Her heroic self-devotion is one of the most interesting episodes of Les Miserables , a romance by Victor Hugo. He diverted himself, however Beckford, Vathek Some ten years later by the aid of Manfred of Naples, he beat the Guelfs, and took all the towns of Tuscany and Florence.
When the council agreed to raze Florence to the ground, Farinata opposed the measure, and saved the city. Farm-house The.
Modely and Heartwell, two gentlemen of fashion, come into the country and receive hospitality from old Farmer Freehold. Here they make love to his daughter Aura and his niece Flora. The girls, being high-principled, convert the flirtation of the two guests into love, and Heartwell marries the niece, while Modely proposes to Aura, who accepts him, provided he will wait two months and remain constant to her. Dibdin Cornflower, a benevolent, high-minded farmer, having saved Emma Belton from the flames of a house 4 on fire, married her, and they lived together in love and peace till Sir Charles Courtly took a fancy to Mrs.
Cornflower, and abducted her. She was soon tracked, and as it was evident that she was no particeps criminis , she was restored to her husband, and Sir Charles gave his sister to Mrs. Farnese Bull [ Far. It represents Hercules leaning on his club, with one hand on his back. Murphy, The Way to Keep Him As his elder brother did not behave well to him, Tom resolved to outwit him, and to this end introduced himself to Sir Tunbelly Clumsy and his daughter, Miss Hoyden, as Lord Foppington, between whom and the knight a negotiation of marriage had been carried on.
Being established in the house, Tom married the heiress, and when the veritable lord appeared, he was treated as an impositor. Tom, however, explained his ruse, and as his lordship treated the knight with great contempt and quitted the house, a reconciliation was easily effected.
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Fashionable Lover The. Lord Abberville, a young man of 23 years of age, promises marriage to Lucinda Bridgemore, the vulgar, spiteful, purse-proud daughter of a London merchant, living in Fish Street Hill. At the house of this merchant Lord Abberville sees a Miss Aubrey, a handsome, modest, lady-like girl, with whom he is greatly smitten. He first tries to corrupt her, and then promises marriage; but Miss Aubrey is already engaged to a Mr.
Cumberland The duke of Bedford tooke from him the image of St. George and his garter. She was one of the nine wives of Charlemagne. Fat The. Alfonso II. Charles II. Louis VI. Edward Bright of Essex weighed 44 stone lbs. David Lambert of Leicester weighed above 52 stone lbs. She carried off Astolfo on the back of a whale to her isle, but turned him into a myrtle tree when she tired of him. Fata della Fonti , an enchantress, from whom Mandricardo obtained the arms of Hector. She lived at the bottom of a lake, and dispensed her treasures to whom she willed.
In Tasso her three daughters Morganetta, Nivetta, and Carvilia are introduced.
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Fata Silvanella , an enchantress in Orlando Innamorato , by Bojardo Fatal Curiosity , an epilogue in Don Quixote pt. Anselmo, a Florentine gentleman, had married Camilla, and wishing to rejoice over her incorruptible fidelity, induced his friend Lothario to put it to the test.
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The lady was not trial-proof, but eloped with Lothario. The end was that Anselmo died of grief, Lothario was slain in battle, and Camilla died in a convent Fatal Curiosity , by George Lillo. Young Wilmot, supposed to have perished at sea, goes to India, and having made his fortune, returns to England. He instantly visits Charlotte, whom he finds still faithful and devotedly attached to him, and then in disguise visits his parents, with whom he deposits a casket. Agnes Wilmot, out of curiosity, opens the casket, and when she discovers that it contains jewels, she and her husband resolve to murder the owner, and secure the contents of the casket.
Scarcely have they committed the fatal deed, when Charlotte enters, and tells them it is their own son whom they have killed, whereupon old 6 Wilmot first stabs his wife and then himself. Fatal Dowry The , a tragedy by Philip Massinger Rowe has borrowed much of his Fair Penitent from this drama.