#1
Looking at this Haydn piece in f-sharp minor: http://javanese.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/1/1b/IMSLP05808-Haydn_-_Op._50__No._4.pdf

In the sixth measure of the third system (m. 20), there's a C-major chord in first inversion. You would expect a proper V instead, after the accentuated IV, and thus it creates a 'cold shower' effect. But what is it called in this context?
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#2
At that stage, the music sounds more like A major than F# minor, essentially everything bb13-27 is just movement between E major and A major, which is preparing for the new key at 27.

Some people would call the C major chord a "borrowed" chord from the parallel minor, some might call it a flattened mediant. I don't think either is particularly in touch with Haydn's thinking, I think it's much better to merely see the C natural as part of a chromatic line D - C# - C - B, which you see by putting the quaver upbeat figures in brackets.

Really cool piece, though, the last movement is pretty awesome.