Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 4

Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... necessary. He, however, recovered his health and spirits, and even turned the incident to account on the stage, composing parts expressly adapted to his own state. He died at Dover, 21st October 1777. A variety of comic anecdotes respecting F. are given in Cooke's Memoirs of Samvel Foote (London, 1805). His conversation must have been inimitably comical. Dr Johnson, who had a power of refusing to be pleased against his will greater than most men, met F. for the first time at Fitzherbert's, and assumed his most ursine manner; but it was no use: 'I was obliged, ' he says, 'to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back in my chair, and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was irresistible.' His dramatic works, of which the best are An Auction of Pictures, Tlie Minor, The Englishman Returned from Paris, The Bankrupt, The Liar, and The Mayor of Qarratt, have been frequently published, but never in a complete form. Compare Forster's essay in the Quarterly Review, 1854. FOOT-GUARDS, the flower of the British infantry, and the garrison ordinarily of the metropolis, comprise three regiments, the Grenadier, Coldstream, and Scots Fusilier Guards, in all seven battalions, and 6307 officers and men of all ranks. For their history and a more particular description, see the general article Guards. FOOT-POUND is the unit by which the work done by a force is estimated; thus (taking 1 lb. and 1 foot as the units of weight and distance), if 1 IK be raised through 1 foot, the work done is equal to 1 foot-pound; if 10 lb. be raised 9 feet, the work done is 90 foot-pounds; and generally, if W represent the work done, P the weight in pounds, and h the height in feet, then W (in foot-pounds) = PA. FOOT-PRINTS. See IcmfOLOGY. FOO'T-ROT amongst sheep is of two varieties, the.show more

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  • 9781236617361