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Fountain of Death

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In Jerusalem Delivered, the hermit tells Charles and Ubald of a fountain, the sight of which excites thirst, but those who taste its water die with laughter.

Pompoʹnius Meʹla speaks of a fountain in the Fortunate Islands, “Qui potavēre risu solvuntur in mortem.” Petrarch alludes to the same.

These fountains symbolise the pleasures of sin.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Forwards (Marshal)
Foscari (Francis)
Foss (Corporal)
Foss-way
Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows]
Fossils
Foster Brother or Sister
Fou Drunk
Foul Proof
Foul-weather Jack
Fountain of Death
Fountain of Youth
Four Kings
Four Letters
Four Masters
Fourierism
Fourierists
Fourteen
Fourteen Hundred (A Stock Exchange warning)
Fourth Estate of the Realm (The)
Fourth of July (The)