The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq;: ... concluded


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Página 75 - As soon as the play, which was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, began, Partridge was all attention, nor did he break silence till the entrance of the ghost; upon which he asked Jones, "What man that was in the strange dress ; something," said he, "like what I have seen in a picture. Sure it is not armour, is it?" Jones answered, "That is the ghost.
Página 76 - 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 76 - 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 76 - 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.
Página 77 - There, sir, now ! what say you now ; is he frightened now or no ? As much frightened as you think me, and, to be sure, nobody can help some fears ; I would not be in so bad a condition as what's his name, Squire Hamlet, is there, for all the world. 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 - I should serve her so. To be sure all duty to a mother is forfeited by such wicked doings. Ay, go about your business; I hate the sight of you.
Página 76 - 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 77 - ... own father's spirit, and how he was murdered in the garden, how his fear forsook him by degrees, and he was struck dumb with sorrow as it were, just as I should have been, had it been my own case? But hush ! O la ! what noise is that?
Página 76 - I know there is nothing in them: not that it was the ghost that surprised me, neither; for I should have known that to have been only a man in a strange dress; but when I saw the little man so frightened himself, it was that which took hold of me.
Página 79 - 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...

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