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Feuillage

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Féuillage. n.s. [French.] A bunch or row of leaves.

I have done Homer's head; and I inclose the outline, that you may determine whether you would have it so large, or reduced to make room for feuillage or laurel round the oval. Jervas to Pope.

Sources: Jervas, Charles (2)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Feuillage." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 26, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9562.


  1. The full Jervas:

    I have done Homer’s head, shadowed and heightened carefully; and I inclose the outline of the same size, that you may determine whether you would have it so large, or reduced to make room for feuillage or laurel round the oval, or about the square of the busto? perhaps there is something more solemn in the image itself, if I can get it well performed. (August 20, 1714)

    Jervas’ Homer (without feuillage) is “prefixed to the first edition of Pope’s translation of the Iliad.”
    (The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by Himself and Others. To Which are Added, A New Life of the Author, an Estimate of His Poetical Character and Writings and Occasional Remarks by William Roscoe, Esq. In Ten Volumes. Vol. VIII. London, 1824. p. 524)

    The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Mr. Pope. London: W. Bowyer, 1715.

  2. Brandi on May 26th, 2012 at 4:41 am

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