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Página 1 - Atf author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.
Página 12 - Reader, take care. I have unadvisedly led thee to the top of as high a hill as Mr. Allworthy's, and how to get thee down without breaking thy neck, I do not well know. However, let us e'en venture to slide down together ; for Miss Bridget rings her bell, and Mr. Allworthy is summoned to breakfast, where I must attend, and, if you please, shall be glad of your company.
Página 133 - S truth distinguishes our writings from those idle romances which are filled with monsters, the productions, not of nature, but of distempered brains...
Página 53 - My reader then is not to be surprized, if, in the course of this work, he shall find some chapters very short, and others altogether as long ; some that contain only the time of a single day, and others that comprise years ; in a word, if my history sometimes seems to stand still, and sometimes to fly.
Página 12 - ... tumbling in a natural fall over the broken and mossy stones till it came to the bottom of the rock, then running off in a pebly channel, that with many lesser falls winded along, till it fell into a lake at the foot of the hill, about a quarter of a mile below the house on the south side, and which was seen from every room in the front. Out of this lake, which filled the...
Página 3 - Many exquisite viands might be rejected by the epicure, if it was a sufficient cause for his contemning of them as common and vulgar, that something was to be found in the most paltry alleys under the same name. In reality, true nature is as difficult to be met with in authors, as the Bayonne ham. or Bologna sausage, is to be found in the shops. But the whole, to continue the same metaphor, consists in the cookery of the author; for, as Mr. Pope tells us — "True wit is nature to advantage drest...
Página 96 - AS we determined, when we first sat down to write this history, to flatter no man, but to guide our pen throughout by the directions of truth, we are obliged to bring our hero on the stage in a much more disadvantageous manner than we could wish ; and to declare honestly, even at his first appearance, that it was the universal opinion of all Mr Allworthy's family that he was certainly born to be hanged.
Página 198 - The critic, rightly considered, is no more than the clerk, whose office it is to transcribe the rules and laws laid down by those great judges, whose vast strength of genius hath placed them in the light of legislators, in the several sciences over which they presided.
Página 2 - Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates, however nice and whimsical these may prove ; and if everything is not agreeable to their taste, will challenge a right to censure, to abuse, and to d — n their dinner without control.