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.
Geraldine.) Fair Rosamond.
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.
(Latin feriæ, 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