The Life of Henry Fielding: With Notices of His Writings, His Times, and His Contemporaries

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A. Hall, Virtue & Company, 1855 - Всего страниц: 384
 

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Стр. 263 - Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natural pictures of human life ? ' JOHNSON. ' Why, Sir, it is of very low life. Richardson used to say, that had he not known who Fielding was, he should have believed he was an ostler. Sir, there is more knowledge of the heart in one letter of Richardson's, than in all Tom Jones. I, indeed, never read Joseph Andrews.
Стр. 162 - Sir Roger and his chaplain, and their mutual concurrence in doing good, is the more remarkable, because the very next village is famous for the differences and contentions that rise between the parson and the squire, who live in a perpetual state of war. The parson is always preaching at the squire; and the squire, to be revenged on the parson, never comes to church.
Стр. 265 - 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 ne did.
Стр. 360 - Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death...
Стр. 3 - I cannot tell, my lord," said he, " except it be that my branch of the family were the first that knew how to spell.
Стр. 357 - He has an admirable natural love of truth, the keenest instinctive antipathy to hypocrisy, the happiest satirical gift of laughing it to scorn. His wit is wonderfully wise and detective; it flashes upon a rogue and lightens up a rascal like a policeman's lantern.
Стр. 96 - relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants 'into One Act of Parliament, and for the more effectual 'punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and ' Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent,' as relates to common Players of Interludes; and another Act passed in the twenty-eighth.
Стр. 329 - Whilst I was preparing for my journey, and when I was almost fatigued to death with several long examinations, relating to five different murders, all committed within the space of a week, by different gangs of street-robbers, I received a message from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, by Mr.
Стр. 378 - t? Vio. Of your complexion. DUKE. She is not worth thee, then. What years, i' faith? Vio. About your years, my lord. DUKE. Too old, by heaven: let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart...
Стр. 292 - The following book is sincerely designed to promote the cause of virtue, and to expose some of the most glaring evils, as well public as private, which at present infest the country...

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