The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: Henry Fielding, by Leslie Stephen. The history of Tom Jones, a foundling

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1882
 

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Página 332 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Página 93 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Página 536 - At this instant Western, who had stood some time listening, burst into the room, and with his hunting voice and phrase, cried out, "To her, boy, to her, go to her. That's it, little honeys, O that's it! Well, what is it all over? Hath she appointed the day, boy ? What, shall it be to-morrow or next day ? It sha'n't be put off a minute longer than next day, I am resolved.
Página 76 - ... (E'en such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone...
Página 404 - 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.
Página 277 - Vanbrugh and Congreve copied nature : but they who copy them draw as unlike the present age, as Hogarth would do if he were to paint a rout or a drum in the dresses of Titian and of Vandyke. In short, imitation here will not do the business. The picture must be after nature herself. A true knowledge of the world is gained only by conversation, and the manners of every rank must be seen in order to be known.
Página 217 - Come, bright love of fame, &c., fill my ravished fancy with the hopes of charming ages yet to come. Foretell me that some tender maid, whose grandmother is yet unborn, hereafter, when, under the fictitious name of Sophia, she reads the real worth which once existed in my Charlotte, shall from her sympathetic breast send forth the heaving sigh. Do thou teach me not only to foresee but to enjoy, nay, even to feed on future praise. Comfort me by...
Página 402 - 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 7 - Again, there is another sort of knowledge, beyond the power of learning to bestow, and this is to be had by conversation. So necessary is this to the understanding the characters of men, that none are more ignorant of them than those learned pedants whose lives have been entirely consumed in colleges and among books ; for however exquisitely human nature may have been described by writers, the true practical system can be learned only in the world.
Página 401 - I perceive now it is what you told me. I am not afraid of anything ; 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.

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