Charles IV., King of France, le Bel (1294, 1322-1328). Philippe IV. of France, le Bel (1268, 1285-1314).
Fair as Lady Done. A great Cheshire family that has long occupied a mansion at Utkinton. (Cheshire expression.)
Fair Geraldine. (See Geraldine.) Fair Rosamond. (See Rosamond.) To bid fair, as ?he bids fair to be a good ...? To give good promise of being ...; to indicate future success or excellence; one de quo bene sperare licet.
Fair as a lily. (See Similes.)
(Latin feri, holidays.)
A day after the fair. Too late for the fun. ?Sero sapiunt Phryges. ? The Phrygians were noted for their obstinacy; hence, Phryx verberatus melior. They were thrice conquered: by Hercules, the Greeks, and the Latins, and were wise ?after the events.?
(Statute). (See Mop.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894