16021668, Feb 23
an English writer, author of a book entitled Resolves, Divine, Moral, and Political (c. 1620), containing 146 short essays. It had great popularity in its day. Feltham was for a time in the household of the Earl of Thomond as chaplain or sec., and published (1652), Brief Character of the Low Countries. His most cited essay is "How the Distempers of these Times should affect wise Men" which was selected for inclusion in John Gross' The Oxford Book of Essays, a compilation of over a hundred of the finest essays in the English language.
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Bestiate: To make beastly. Latin bestia, beast. Used in the 17th century especially of liquor, as by Owen Feltham in ...
Ored: Adorned or covered with ore or metal. Owen Feltham in RESOLVES DIVINE, MORALL, AND POLITICAL (1623) cried o...
Spurcidical: Bawdy in speech. Latin spurcus, foul + dicere, to speak. Hence spurcitious, foul, obscene; spurcity, foulne...
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