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FOREMENTIONED, adj. Fore and men- FOREPAʼST, adi

Fore and past.

Past be tioned. Mentioned or recited before. It is ob- fore a certain time. servable that many particles are compounded

Now cease, yc damsels, your delights forepast; with fore, whose verbs have no such composition. Enough it is that all the day is yours. Spenser.

Dacier, in the life of Aurelius, has not taken notice My forepast proofs, howe'er the matter fall, of the forementioned figure on the pillar.

Shall tax my fears of little vanity,

Addison on Italy. Having vainly feared too little. Shakspeare. FOREMOST, adj. From fore. First in place : Such is the treaty which he negociates with us, an first in dignity.

offer and tender of a reconciliation, an act of oblivion, All three were set among the foremost ranks of fame,

of all forepast sins, and of a new covenant.

Hammond on Fundamentais. for great minds to attempt, and great force to perform what they did attempt.

Sidney. FOREPOSSES'SED, adj. Fore and possess These ride foremost in the field,

Preoccupied; prepossessed; preengaged. As they the foremost rank of honour held.


The testimony either of the ancient fathers, or of The bold Sempronius,

other classical divines, Lay be clearly and abundantly That still broke foremost through the crowd of patriots, answered to the satisfaction of any rational man, not As with a hurricane of zeal transported,

extremely forepossessed with prejudice. Sunderson. And virtuous even to madness. Addison's Cato FORERANK, n. s. Fore and rank First

FORENAʼMED, adj. Fore and name. Nomi- rank; front. nated before.

Yet leave our cousin Catherine here with us ;
And such are sure ones,

She is our capital demand, comprised
As Curius and the forenamed Lentulus.

Within the forerank of our articles. Shakspeare. Ben Jonson.

FORERECI'TED, adj. Fore and recite. FORENOON, n. s. Fore and noon. The Mentioned or enumerated before. time of day reckoned from the middle point, be

Bid him recount tween the dawn and the meridian, to the meridian :

The forerecited practices, whereof opposed to afternoon.

We cannot feel too little, hear too much. The manner was, that the forenoon they should run

Shakspeare. at tilt, the afternoon in a broad field in manner of a

FORERU’N, v. a. / Fore and run. To come batue, 'till either the strangers or the country knights FORERUN'NER, n. s. I before as an earnest of won the field.

Sidney. Curio, at the funeral of his father, built a temporary binger: to precede; to have the start of: an har

something following; to introduce as an hartheatre, consisting of two parts turning on hinges, according to the position of the sun, for the conveniency binger; a messenger sent before to give notice of of forenoon's and afternoon's diversion.

the approach of those that follow: a prognostic;

Arbuthnot on Coins. a sign foreshowing any thing. FORENOTICE, n. s. Fore and notice. In- Against ill chances men are ever merry; formation of an event before it happens.

But heaviness foreruns the good event.

Shakspeare. So strange a revolution never happens in poetry, but either heaven or earth give some forenotice of it.

The six strangers seek for you, madam, to take their Rymer's Tragedies.

leave ; and there is a forerunner come from a seventh, the prince of Morocco.

Id FOR ENʼSIC, adj. Lat. forensis. Belonging

O Eve! some further change awaits us nigh, to courts of judicature.

Which heaven, by these mute signs in nature, shews Person is a forensick term, appropriating actions

Forerunners of his purpose.

Milton's Paradise Lost. and their merit; and so belongs only to intelligent agents, capable of a law, and bappiness and misery.

Was set, and twilight from the East came on, This personality extends itself beyond present exist

Forerunning night.

Id. ence to what is past, only by consciousness. Locke.

A cock was sacrificed as the forerunner of day and The forum was a public place in Rome, where lawyers and orators made their speeches before the proper derived from the divine bounty, the daughter of Pro

the sun, thereby acknowledging the light of life to be judges in matters of property, or in criminal cases :

vidence. thence all sorts of disputations in courts of justice,

Stilling fleet. where several persons make their distinct speeches,

She bids me hope : ob heavens, she pities me : may come under the name of forensick disputes.

And pity still foreruns approaching love,
Watts on the Mind. As lightning does the thunder.

Dryden. FOREORDAIN', v. a. Fore and ordain. To

My elder brothers, my forerunners came,

Rough draughts of nature, ill designed, and lame : predestinate; to predetermine; to preordain.

Blown off, like blossoms, never made to bear; The church can discharge, in manner convenient, a "Till I came finished, her last laboured care.

[d. work of so great importance, by foreordaining some

Loss of sight is the misery of life, and usually the short collect wherein briefly to mention thanks.

foreranner of death.

South, Hooker.

The keeping insensible perspiration up in due meaFOREʻPART, n. s. Fore and part. The part sure is the cause as well as sign of health, and the first in time: the part anterior in place.

least deviation from that due quantity, the certain

Arbuthnot. Had it been so raised, it would deprive us of the forerunner of a disease. sun's light all the forepart of the day. Raleigh.

Already opera prepares the way, The ribs have no cavity in them, and towards the The sure forerunner of her gentle sway. Pope. foreport or breast are broad and thin, to bend and For I have drawn much less with a long bow give way without danger of fracture. Ray. Than my forerunners.

Byron, Vol. IX.

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FORESAY', v. a. Fore and say. To

pre- Therefore of clay, base, vile, and next to nought, dict; to prophesy; to foretell.

Yet formed by wondrous skill, and by his might,
Let ordinance

According to an heavenly patterne wrought,
Come as the gods foresay it.

Which He had fashioned in his wise foresight,
Shakspeare. Cymbeline.

He man did make, and breathed a living spright

Into his face, most beautifull and fayre, FORESEE', v. a. Fore and see. To see be- Endewd with wisdomes riches, heavenly rare. fore hand; to see what has not yet happened ; to

Spenser. have prescience; to foreknow. To provide for; He had a sharp foresight, and working wit, with to. Out of use.

That never idle was, ne once could rest a whit. The first of them could things to come foresee ;

Id. The next could of things present best advise ;

In matters of arms he was both skilful and indusThe third things past could keep in memory. trious, and as well in foresight as resolution present Faerie Queene.

Hayward. A king against a storm must foresee to a convenient

Death gave him no such pangs as the foresightful stock of treasure.

care he had of his silly successor.

Sidney. If there be any thing foreseen that is not usual, be

Let Eve, for I have drenched her eyes, armed for it by a hearty though a short prayer,

Here sleep below; while thou to foresight wak'st, and an earnest resolution beforehand, and then watch As once thou sleep'st, whilst she to life was formed. when it comes. Taylor.

Milton No sooner by bis incomprehensible wisdom did he

For their wise general, with forseeing care, foresee we should lose ourselves, than by his immense Had charged them not to tempt the doubtful war; grace he did conclude to restore us. Barrow.

Nor though provoked in open fields advance,
At his foreseen approach, already quake

But close within their lines attend their chance. The Caspian kingdoms and Meotian lake:

Dryden. Their seers behold the tempest from afar,


Fore and signify. And threatening oracles denounce the war.


To betoken beforehand; to foreshow; to tyFORESHAD'OW, v. a. Fore and shadow,


Discoveries of Christ already present, whose future To prefigure; to pity.

Hooker. The great excellency and efficacy of our Saviour's coming the Psalms did but foresignify. death-was by manifold types foreshadowed, and in

Yet as being past times noxious, where they light diverse prophecies foretold.


On man, beast, plant, wasteful and turbulent,

They oft foresignify, and threaten ill. Milton. FORESHAME, v. a. Före and shame. To shame; to bring reproach upon.

FORE'SKIN, n. s. Fore and skin. The Oh bill, foreshaming


Their own hand Those rich-left heirs, that let their fathers lie

An hundred of the faithless foe shall slay, Without a monument. Shakspeare. Cymbeline.

And for a dower their hundred foreskins pay, FOʻRESHEW, v. a. See FORESHOW.

Be Michal thy reward. Cowley's Dacideis. FOʻRESHIP, n. s. Fore and ship. The an- FORE'SKIRT, n. s. Fore and skirt. The terior part of the ship. The shipmen would have cast anchors out of the

pendulous or loose part of the coat before. foreship.

Acts xxvii. 30.

A thousand pounds a year for pure respect ! FORESHORTEN, v. a. Fore and shorten.

No other obligation ?

That promises more thousands : honour's train To shorten figures for the sake of showing those

Is longer than his foreskirt. behind.

Shakspeare, Henry VIII. The greatest parts of the body ought to appear

FORESLACK', v. a. Fore and slack. To foremost ; and he forbids che foreshortenings, because they make the parts appear little.

neglect by idleness.

Dryden's Dufresnoy. It is a great pity that so good an opportunity was FORESHOW', v. a.

Fore and show. To omitted, and so happy an occasion foreslacked, that discover before it happens; to predict;

might have been the eternal good of the land.

Spencer's State of Ireland. nosticate; to represent before it comes.

FORESLOW', v. a. & v. n. Fore and slow. What else is the law but the gospel foreshowed ? What other the gospel than the law fulfilled ?

To delay; to hinder; to impede; to obstruct; Hooker.

to neglect; to omit; to loiter; to be dilatory. Christ had called him to be a witness of his death, This may plant courage in their quailing breasts, and resurrection from the dead, according to that For yet is hope of life and victory; which the prophets and Moses bad foreshowed. Id.

Foreslow no longer, make we hence amain.
Next, like Aurora, Spenser rose,

Whose purple blush the day foreshows.

When the rebels were on Blackheath, the king

Denham. knowing well that it stood him upon, by how much You chose to withdraw yourself from publick busi- the more he had hitherto protracted the time in not ness, when the face of heaven grew troubled, and the encountering them, by so much the sooner to disfrequent shifting of the wind foreshowed a storm.

patch with them, that it might appear to have seen

Dryden. no coldness in foreslowing, but wisdom in chusing FORE'SIGHT, n. s. 1 Fore and sight. Pre

his time, resolved with speed to assail them. Foresight'ful, adj. ) science; prognostica

Bacon's Henry VII.

No stream, no wood, no mountain could foreslo tion; foreknowledge; the accent anciently on Their hasty pace.

Fairfax. the last syllable. Provident care of futurity; Our good purposes foreslowed are become our torprescient; provident.

mentors upon our death-bed.

Bishop Hall.

Now the illustrious nymph returned again,

This boy is forestborn, Brings every grace triumphant in her train ;

And hath been tutored in the rudiments The wondering Nereids, though they raised no storm, Of desperate studies. Id. As You Like It. Foreslowed her passage to behoid her form. Dryden. There be airs, which the physicians advise their Chremes, how many fishers do you know

patients to remove unto, which commonly are plain That rule their boals and use their bets aright, champaigns, but grasing, and not overgrown with

That neither wind, nor time, nor tide foreslow ? heath; or else timber-shades, as in forests. Bacon. Some such have been : but, ah! by tempests spite

How the first forest raised its shady head. Their boats are lost, ; while we may sit and moan

Roscommon. That few were such, and now these few are none. Now Cancer glows with Phæbus' fiery car,

P. Fletcher. The youth rush eager to the Sylvan war; FORESPEAK', 0. n. Fore and speak. To Swarm o'er the lawns, the forest walk surround, predict; to foresay; to foreshow; to foretell. Rouse the feet hart and cheer the opening hound. To forbid. From for and speak.

Pope. Thou hast forespoke my being in these wars,

A mighty mass of brick, and smoke and shipping, And sayest it is not fit.

Dirty and dusky, but as wide as eye
Shakspeare. Antony and Cleopatra.

Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping

In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Old Godfrey of Winchester, thinketh no ominous

Camden'. Remains.

Of masts. forespeaking to lie in names.


But when the rising moon begins to climb FORESPENT , adj. Fore and spent. Wasted;

Its topmost arch, and gently pauses there; tired; spent. Forepassed; past. Fore and

When the stars twinkle through the loops of time, spent. Bestowed before.

And the low nigbt-breeze waves along the air, Is not enough thy evil life forespent ?

The garland-forest, which the grey walls wear,

Faerie Queens. Like laurels on the bald first Cæsar's head;
You shall find his vanities forespent

When the light shines serene but doth not glare,
Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus, Then in this magic circle, raise the dead :
Covering discretion with a coat of folly. Heroes have trod this spot—'tis on their dust ye tread.

Id. Childe Harold. We must receive him According to the honour of his sender;

Forest, in geography. The Caledonian and And towards himself, his goodness forespent on us,

Hercynian forests are famous in history. The We must extend our notice.


first was a celebrated retreat of the ancient Picts After him came spurring hard,

and Scots; the latter anciently occupied the A gentleman, almost forespent with speed. Id. greatest part of Europe; particularly Germany, FORE'SPURRER, n. s. Fore and


Poland, Hungary, &c. In Cæsar's time it exOne that rides before.

tended from the borders of Alsatia and SwitzerA day in April never came so sweet,

land to Transylvania, and was computed sixty To show how costly summer was at hand, days' journey long, and nine broad: some parts As this forespurter comes before his lord. or cantons thereof are still remaining. The an

Shakspeare. cients adored forests, and imagined a great part FOREST, n. S. Fr. forest ; Ital.foresta; of their gods to reside therein ; temples were FOREST'ER, N. S. Welsh, fforest ; Teut. fo- frequently built in the thickest forests; the gloom

FORESTBORN, ud;. S rest. 'According to Du and silence whereof naturally inspire sentiments Cange from the Lat. feris, i. e. ferarum statio, a of devotion, and turn men's thoughts within station for wild beasts: according to Vossius themselves. For similar reasons the Druids and Spelman from the Lat. foris, i. e. beyond made forests the place of their residence, perthe gate of towns. A wild uncultivated tract of formed their sacrifices, instructed their youth, ground interspersed with wood; an officer of and gave laws in them. the forest; an inhabitant of a wild country. Forest, in law. Forests are bounded with First on the wall was peinted a forest

unremoveable marks and meres; either known In which ther wonneth neyther man ne best; by record or prescription; replenished with wild With knotty, knarry, barrein trees old,

beasts of venery or chase, with great coverts of Of stubbes sharpe, and hidous to behold;

vert for the said beasts; for preservation and In which ther ran a romble and a swough, As though a storme shuld bresten every bough.

continuance whereof, with the vert and venison, Chaucer. The Knightes Tale.

there are certain particular laws, privileges, and There overtoke. Ta grete route

officers. A forest in the hands of a subject is Of hunters and of foresters.

properly the same thing with a chase ; being Id. Boke of the Duchesse. subject to the common law, and not to the forest By many tribulations we enter into the kingdom laws. But a chase differs from a forest, in that of heaven, because, in a forest of many wolves, sheep it is not enclosed; and likewise that a man may cannot chuse but feed in continual danger of life. have a chase in another man's ground as well as


his own; being, indeed, the liberty of keeping Macbeth shall never vanquished be, until beasts of chase, or royal game therein, protected Great Birnbam-wood to Dunsinane's high hill

even from the owner of the land, with a power of Shall come against him. -That will never be :

hunting them thereon. See Park. Though the Who can impress the forest, bid the tree

king may erect a forest on his own ground and Unfix his earth-bound root. Shakspeare. Macbeth.

waste, he may not do it on the ground of other Forester, my friend, where is the bush,

persons without their consent; and agreements That we may stand and play the murtherer in? with them for that purpose ought to be confirmed -Here by, upon the edge of yonder coppice. by parliament. If he grants a forest to a subject, Shakspeare. on request made in the chancery, that subject and his heirs shall have justices of the forest, in the verderers, as judges, by the steward of the which case the subject has a forest in law. A sweinmote, thrice in every year; the sweins or second property of a forest is, the courts thereof. freeholders within the forest composing the jury. A third property is the officers belonging to it, The principal jurisdiction of this court is, first, as the justices, warden, verderer, forester, agistor, to enquire into the oppressions and grievances regarder, keeper, bailiff, beadle, &c. See committed by the officers of the forest : 'de Bailiff, Forester, &c. By the laws of the super-oneratione forestarorium, et aliorum minisforest, the receivers of trespasses in hunting trorum forestæ; et de eorum oppressionibus or killing of the deer, if they know them to be populo regis illatis ;' and secondly, to receive and the king's property, are principal trespassers. If try presentments certified from the court of a trespass be committed in a forest, and the attachments against offences in vert and venison. trespasser dies, after his death it may be punished And this court may not only enquire, but conin the life-time of the heir, contrary to common vict also; which conviction shall be certified to law. The Anglo-Norman kings punished such the court of justice seat under the seals of the as killed deer in any of their forests with great jury, for this court cannot proceed to judgment. severity ; also in various manners; as by hanging, But the principal court is, 4. The court of justice loss of limbs, gelding, and putting out eyes. By seat, which is held before the chief justice in magna charta de foresta, it is ordained, that no eyre, or chief itinerant judge, capitalis justitiarius person shall lose life or member for killing the in itinere, or his deputy; to hear and determine king's deer in forests, but shall be fined ; and, all trespasses within the forest, and all claims of if the offender has nothing to pay the fine, he franchises, liberties, and privileges, and all pleas shall be imprisoned a year and a day, and then and causes whatsoever therein arising. It may be delivered, if he can give security not to offend also proceed to try presentments in the inferior for the future, &c. 9 Hen. III. c. 1. Before this courts of the forests, and to give judgment upon statute, it was felony to hunt the king's deer; and conviction of the sweinmote. And the chief by a late act, persons armed and disguised, ap- justice may therefore, after presentment made or pearing in any forest, &c., if they hunt, kill, or indictment found, but not before, issue his warsteal, any deer, &c., are guilty of felony. 9 Geo. rant to the officers of the forest to apprehend the I. c. 22.' He who has any license to hunt in a offenders. It may be held every third year ; forest or chase, &c., is to take care that he does and forty days' notice ought to be given of its not exceed his authority; otherwise he shall be sitting. The court may fine and imprison for deemed a trespasser from the beginning, and be offences within the forest, it being a court of punished for that fact, as if he had no license. record : and therefore a writ of error lies from See GAME and GAME Laws.

hence to the court of king's bench, to rectify and Forest Courts, courts instituted for the redress any mal-administration of justice; or government of the king's forests, and for the the chief justice in eyre may adjourn any inatter punishment of all injuries done to the king's of law into the court of king's bench. deer, to the vert or greensward, and to the covert Forest Laws are peculiar laws, different from in which such deer are lodged. These are the the common law of England. Before the making courts of attachments, of regard, of sweinmote, of Charta de Foresta, in the time of king John and of Justice-seat. 1. The court of attach- and his son Henry III., confirmed in parliament ments, wood-mote, or forty-days' court, judge hy 9 Henry III. offences committed therein were Blackstone observes, is to be held before the punished at the pleasure of the king in the verderers of the forest once in every forty days; severest manner. By this charter, many forests and is instituted to enquire into all offenders were disafforested and stripped of their oppresagainst vert and venison : who may be attached sive privileges, and regulations were made for by their bodies, if taken with the mainour (ma- the government of those that remained; particunæuvre à manu), that is, in the very act of killing larly, killing the king's deer was made no longer venison, or stealing wood, or in the preparing so a capital offence, but only punished by fine, to do, or by fresh and immediate pursuit after imprisonment, or abjuration of the realm : yet the act is done; else they must be attached by even in the charter there were some grievous their goods. And, in this forty days' court, the articles, which the clemency of later princes bas foresters or keepers are to bring in the attach- since, by statute, thought fit to alter per assisas ments, or presentments de viridi et venatione; forestæ. And to this day, in trespasses relating and the verderers are to receive the same, and to to the forest, voluntas reputabitur pro facto; so enrol them, and to certify them under their seals that if a man be taken hunting a deer, he may to the court of justice seat or sweinmote: for be arrested as if he had taken a deer. To hunt this court can only enquire of, but not convict in a forest, park, &c., in the night, disguised, if offenders. 2. The court of regard, or survey of denied or concealed, upon examination before a dogs, is to be holden every third year for the justice of the peace, it is felony; but, if confessed, lawing or expeditation of mastiffs; which is it is only fineable. Keepers, &c., mav seize done by cutting off the claws of the forefeet, to instruments used in unlawful cutting of trees. prevent them from running after deer. No other Stat. 4 Geo. III. c. 31. Between the years 1787 dogs but mastiffs are to be thus lawed or expe- and 1793 a series of Reports, seventeen in nurditated, for none other were permitted to be kept ber, was made by commissioners specially apwithin the precincts of the forests; it being sup- pointed to enquire into the state of the woods, dosed that the keeping of these, and these only, forests, and land-revenues of the crown. The was necessary for the defence of a man's house. third report gives a list of the forests, parks, and 3. The court of sweinmote is to be holden before chases in England, then under the survey of the surveyor general of the woods, in which there they were not in a condition to pursue them was any stock of timber: these are in Berkshire, In this engagement, besides the damage which Windsor Forest, Cranburn Chase, and Windsor their ships sustained, the French had 500 men Great and Little Park. Esser, Waltham Forest, among the killed and wounded, while the British anciently called the Forest of Essex, and some- had only twenty-three men killed and eightytimes Epping or Hainault Forest. Gloucester- nine wounded.' This brilliant display of intreshire, Dean Forest. Hampshire, the New Forest, pidity was followed, on the 24th of December1759, Alice Holt and Woolmer Forest, Bere Forest. by the capture of the Mars, a French frigate of Kent, Greenwich Park. Middleser, St. James's thirty-two guns, with her whole convoy, conPark, Hyde Park, Bushy Park, and Hampton sisting of eight sail, laden with sugar, indigo, Court Park. Northamptonshire, the Forests of coffee, cotton, &c., which cost £170,000. The Whittlebury, Salcey, and Rockingham. Not- Mars struck on receiving the first broadside, and tungharıshire, Sherwood Forest. Oxfordshire, all the rest instantly followed her example. Soon Whicnwood Forest. Surrey, Richmond Park. after this event captain Forest returned to EnOf these, Sherwood is the only one north of gland, and, in 1760, was appointed to the CenTrent; the others all being south of Trent. By taur, and sent out to Jamaica as commodore and several acts, passed in consequence of these temporary commander on that station. He sailed Reports and further enquiries, the boundaries of from England, with a convoy of thirty-four ships, several of these and other forests have been on the 16th of January, and arrived at Port ascertained, and regulations made for disaf- Royal on the 6th of March. He continued on foresting and enclosing them in part or in the that station till the conclusion of the war, and, whole, and applying them to the benefit of the in 1769, was again appointed to the same compublic.

mand, with the established rank of commodore ; Forest, Black, or Schwartzwald, an ex- but died soon after his arrival in that country, tensive forest. in Germany, in Suabia, on the on the 26th of May, 1770. right side of the Rhine, consisting chiefly of FOREST (John), a celebrated landscape painter, mountains, which run across the greatest part born at Paris in 1636. His landscapes gained of Suabia from north to south, and from east to him the appointment of painter to the king of west. This forest lies chiefly between Switzer- France. He died in 1712. land, the Rhine, and Wurtemburg.

FORE-STAFF, an instrument formerly used at FOREST SUR SEVRE, a town of France, in the sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, department of the Two Sevres, eight miles south

so called

ause the observer, in using it, turned west of Bressuire.

his face towards the object; in contradistinction FOREST, or FORREST (Arthur), an English to the back-staff, where he turned his back to the naval officer of the eighteenth century. He was object. This instrument is now, however, enlieutenant of one of the ships sent under Vernon tirely exploded. on the unsuccessful expedition against Cartha- FORESTALL, v. a.2 Sax.forestallan, i.e. gena. He distinguished himself under the cap- FORESTALLER, N. S. Sfore and stal, a statains Boscawen, Watson, and Cotes, in the attack tion; i. e. to stop from coming to, or to anticiof the Earradera battery, being among the fore- pate a market, or station of goods: hence to most who entered the enemy's work, at the head anticipate; take up beforehand; hinder by preof a party of seamen. He was not, however, occupation or prevention; to seize or gain posadvanced to the rank of a post-captain till the session of before another; to buy, in order to 9th of March, 1745, at which time he was ap- raise the price; one that anticipates the market; pointed to the Wager. In 1746 he was employed one that purchases before others, to raise the in this ship on the Jamaica station, where he price. took a large Spanish privateer. In 1755 he was He bold spake, Sir knight, if knight thou be, appointed to the Rye; and soon after to the Abandon this forestalled place at erst, Augusta, in which ship be was ordered to the For fear of further harm, I counsel thee. West Indies. In the month of October, 1757,

Spenser. Faerie Queene. as he, in the Augusta, with the Dreadnought and And though good luck prolonged hath thy date, Edinburgh under his command, was cruising off Yet death then would the like mishap forestall. Cape François, a remarkable head-land of St.

Id. Domingo, on the 21st at seven in the morning, What's in prayer, but this twofold force the Dreadnought made a signal for seeing the To be forestalled ere we come to fall, enemy's fleet coming out of Cape François; in

Or pardoned being down. consequence of which captain Forest made sail

Shakspeare. Hamlet.

But for my tears, towards them. About half an hour after eight he

I had forestalled this dear and deep rebuke, could enumerate seven sail of large ships, a

Ere you with grief had spoke.

Id. schooner, and a pilot boat. He, nevertheless,

May bore down upon the French; and, about twenty This night forestall him of the coming day. Id. minutes after three, the action commenced with

If thou be master-gunner, spend not all great spirit on both sides, and continued for two

That thou can'st speak at once; but husband it, hours and a half; when, in consequence of a And give men turns of specch; do not forestall signal from the French commodore, one of the By, lavishness thine own and others wit, frigates bore down to tow him out of the line, As if thou mad'st thy will.

Herbert and the rest of the French ships followed him. What need a man forestall bis date of grief, The British ships had suffered so much in their And run to meet what he would most avoid ! masts and rigging during the engagemext, that


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