The Works of Henry Fielding, Volumen2

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J. D. Morris, 1902
 

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Página 176 - Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought That one might almost say her body thought. Her neck was long and finely turned: and here, if I was not afraid of offending her delicacy, I might justly say, the highest beauties of the famous Venus de Medicis were outdone.
Página 15 - It was now the middle of May, and the morning was remarkably serene, when Mr. Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr.
Página 67 - I am, indeed, set over them for their own good only, and was created for their use, and not they for mine. Nor do I doubt, while I make their interest the great rule of my writings, they will unanimously concur in supporting my dignity, and in rendering me all the honour I shall deserve or desire.
Página 46 - Sure my father will not deny me this place to rest in I" Here he presently fell into the most violent agonies, tearing his hair from his head, and using most other actions which generally accompany fits of madness, rage, and despair.
Página 168 - ... so, on the other hand, we would avoid any resemblance to that kind of history which a celebrated poet seems to think is no less calculated for the emolument of the brewer, as the reading it...
Página 63 - Deity, published about nine years ago and long since buried in oblivion — a proof that good books no more than good men do always survive the bad.
Página 165 - Dacier, ready to allow, that the same thing which is impossible may be yet probable,.]. others have so little historic or poetic faith, that they believe nothing to be either possible or probable, the like to which hath not occurred to their own observation.
Página xxiii - I have attained : and to say the truth, it is likeliest to be attained in books of this kind; for an example is a kind of picture, in which virtue becomes, as it were, an object of sight, and strikes us with an idea of that loveliness, which Plato asserts there is in her naked charms.
Página 67 - 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 3 - 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 ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest.

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