What are fellows?

Famous quotes containing the word fellows:

    All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called “facts.” They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no “facts” at this table.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
    Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

    I do not know that I meet, in any of my Walks, Objects which move both my Spleen and Laughter so effectually, as those Young Fellows ... who rise early for no other Purpose but to publish their Laziness.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)