The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: With the Life of the Author. In Twelve Volumes. A New Edition. To which is Now First Added, The Fathers; Or, The Good-natured Man, Volumen9

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W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, 1783
 

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Página 78 - I perceive now it is what you told me. I am not afraid of any Thing, for I know it is but a Play: And if it was really a Ghost, it could do one no Harm at such a Distance, and in so much Company; and yet if I was frightened, I am not the only Person.
Página 78 - Nay, you may call me coward if you will; but if that little man there upon the stage is not frightened, I never saw any man frightened in my life. Ay, ay: go along with you: Ay, to be sure!
Página 81 - He the best player !' cries Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer ; ' Why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost, I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did. And then, to be sure, in that scene, as you...
Página 80 - Our critic was now pretty silent till the play which Hamlet introduces before the king. This he did not at first understand, till Jones explained it to him; but he no sooner entered into the spirit of it. than he began to bless himself that he had never committed murder. Then turning to Mrs. Miller, he asked her, ' If she did not imagine the king looked as if he was touched...
Página 79 - O, la ! what noise is that ? There he is again. Well, to be certain, though I know there is nothing at all in it, I am glad I am not down yonder where those men are.
Página 77 - While the fellow was lighting the upper candles, he cried out to Mrs. Miller, 'Look, look, Madam! the very picture of the man in the end of the commonprayer book , before the gunpowder-treason service.
Página 80 - Ay, ay, you may sing. You had rather sing than work, I believe." Upon Hamlet's taking up the skull, he cried out, " Well, it is strange to see how fearless some men are. I never could bring myself to touch...
Página 79 - Bless me! what's become of the spirit? As I am a living soul, I thought I saw him sink into the earth.
Página 77 - Partridge gave that credit to Mr. Garrick, which he had denied to Jones, and fell into so violent a trembling, that his knees knocked against each other. Jones asked him what was the matter, and whether he was afraid of the warrior upon the stage? "O la! sir," said he, "I perceive now it is what you told me.
Página 1 - THERE are a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

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