The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling: In Four Volumes, Volumen4

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A. Millar, over-against Catherine-street in the Strand., 1750
 

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Página 163 - 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! Who's fool then?
Página 163 - 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 163 - 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 167 - ... should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did. And then, to be sure, in that scene, as you called it, between him and his mother, where you told me he acted so fine, why, Lord help me, any man, that is, any good man, that had such a mother, would have done exactly the same. I know you are only joking with me ; but indeed, madam, though I was never at a play in London, yet I have seen acting before in the country ; and the king for my money; he speaks all his words distinctly,...
Página 167 - 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 165 - Bless me! what's become of the spirit? As I am a living soul, I thought I saw him sink into the earth.
Página 164 - During the second act, Partridge made very few remarks. He greatly admired the fineness of the dresses; nor could he help observing upon the king's countenance. "Well," said he, "how people may be deceived by faces?
Página 162 - 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 common-prayer book before the gunpowder-treason service.
Página 163 - I'd have gone for all the king's dominions." Jones offered to speak, but Partridge cried, "Hush, hush, dear sir, don't you hear him?" And, during the whole speech of the ghost, he sat with his eyes fixed partly on the ghost and partly on Hamlet, and with his mouth open ; the same passions which succeeded each other in Hamlet succeeding likewise in him.
Página 165 - Well, well," cries Partridge, " I know it is only a play : and besides, if there was anything in all this, Madam Miller would not laugh so ; for as to you, sir, you would not be afraid, I believe, if the devil was here in person. — There, there — Ay, no wonder you are in such a passion ; shake the vile wicked wretch to pieces. If she was my own mother, I should...

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