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CHAP. I. Of writing Lives in general, and particu-
larly of Pamela; with a word by the by of Col-
ley Cibber, and others,.



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CHAP. XVI. The escape of the thief. Mr Adams's

disappointment. The arrival of two very extraor

dinary personages, and the introduction of Par-

son Adams to Parson Barnabas,

XVII. A pleasant discourse between the two par
sons and the bookseller, which was broke off by
an unlucky accident happening in the inn, which
produced a dialogue between Mrs Tow-wouse
and her maid, of no gentle kind,

7 XVIII. The history of Betty the chambermaid,
and an account of what occasioned the violent
scene in the preceding chapter,




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Chap. XIV. An interview between Parson Adams

and Parson Trulliber,



XV. An adventure, the consequence of a new in.

stance which Parson Adams gave of his forget-



63 Chap. I. The arrival of Lady Booby and the rest

XVI. A very curious adventure, in which Mr at Booby-hall,


Adams gave a much greater instance of the ho- II. A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams and

nest simplicity of his heart, than of his experi- the Lady Booby,


ence in the ways of this world,

64 | 111. What passed between the Lady and Lawyer

XVII. A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams Scout,


and his host, which, by the disagreement in IV. A short chapter, but very full of matter; par.

their opinions, seemed to threaten an unlucky ticularly the arrival of Mr Booby and his lady, 109

catastrophe, had it not been timely prevented by V. Containing justice-business ; curious precedents

the return of the lovers,

67 of depositions, and other matters necessary to be

perused by all justices of the peace and their clerks, 109


VÍ. Of which you are desired to read no more

than you like,


Chap. I. Matter prefatory in praise of Biography, 70 VII. Philosophical reflections, the like not to be
II. A night scene, wherein several wonderful ad- found in any light French romance. Mr Booby's

ventures befel Adams and his fellow-travellers, 72 grave advice to Joseph, and Fanny's encounter

III. In which the gentleman relates the history of

with a beau,


his life,

76 VIII. A discourse which happened between Mr

IV. A description of Mr Wilson's way of living. Adams, Mrs Adams, Joseph and Fanny ; with

The tragical adventure of the dog, and other some behaviour of Mr Adams, which would be

grave matters,

85 called by some few readers very low, absurd,

V. A disputation on schools, held on the road be- and unnatural,


tween Mr Abraham Adams and Joseph ; and a IX. A visit which the good Lady Booby and her

discovery not unwelcome to them both,

86 polite friend paid to the parson,


VI. Moral reflections by Joseph Andrews, with X. The history of'two friends, which may afford an

the hunting adventure, and Parson Adams's useful lesson to all those persons who happen to

miraculous escape,

88 take up their residence in married families, . 120

VII. A scene of roasting, very nicely adapted to XI. In which the history is continued,


the present taste and times,

92 XII. Where the good-natured reader will see some-

VIII. Which some readers will think too short, thing which will give him no great pleasure, 142

and others too lor

95 XIII. The history returning to the Lady Booby,

IX. Containing as surprising and bloody adven- gives some account of the terrible conflict in her

tures as can be found in this, or perhaps any breast between love and pride, with what hap-

other authentic history,

96 pened on the present discovery, :,


X. A discourse between the poet and the player ; of XİV.Containing several curious night-adventures,

no other use in this history but to divert the reader, 98 in which Mr Adams fell into many hair-breadth

XI. Containing the exhortations of Parson Adams scapes, partly owing to his goodness, and partly

to his friend in affliction ; calculated for the in-

to his inadvertency,


struction and improvement of the reader, 99 XV. The arrival of Gaffer and Gammer Andrews,

XII. More adventures, which we hope will as with another person not much expected ; and

much please as surprise the reader,

101 a perfect solution of the difficulties raised by the

XIII. A curious dialogue which passed between pedlar,


Mr Abraham Adams and Mr Peter Pounce, XVI. Being the last. In which this true history

better worth reading than all the works of Col. is brought to a happy conclusion,


ley Cibber and many others,


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CHAP. XIV. A short chapter, containing a short

PAGE. dialogue between Squire Western and his sister, 244

Containing a portion of time somewhat longer

than Half a Year.


CHAP. I. Of the Serious in writing, and for what

purpose it is introduced,


Containing Three Days.

II. In which Mr Jones receives many friendly visits

during his continement ; with some tine touches

CHAP. I. A comparison between the World and


of the passion of love scarce visible to the naked

the Stage,


204 | 11. Containing a conversation which Mr Jones had

III. Which all who have no heart, will think to

with himself,


contain much ado about nothing,

206 III. Containing several dialogues,


IV. A little chapter, in which is contained a little

IV. A picture of a Country Gentleman, taken



from the life,


V. A very long chapter, containing a very great

V. The generous behaviour of Sophia towards her


208 Aunt,


VI. By comparing which with the former, the VI. Containing great variety of matter,

• 251

reader may possibly correct some abuse which

VII. A strange resolution of Sophia, and a more

he hath formerly been guilty of in the applica-

strange stratagem of Mrs Honour,


tion of the word Love,


VIII. Containing scenes of altercation, of no very

VII. In which Mr Allworthy appears on a sick-

uncommon kind,



213 | IX. The wise demeanour of Mr Western in the

VIII. Containing matter rather natural than character of a magistrate. A hint to justices of


216 the peace concerning the necessary qualifications

IX. Which, among other things, may serve as a

of a clerk ; with extraordinary instances of pa-

comment on that saying of Æschines, that

ternal madness, and filial affection,


66 Drunkenness shews the mind of a man, as a

X. Containing several matters, natural enough,

mirror reflects his person,

218 perhaps, but low,


X. Shewing the truth of many observations of XI. The adventure of a Company of Soldiers, · 261

Ovid, and of other more grave writers, who

XII. The adventure of a Company of Officers, 262

have proved, beyond contradiction, that wine is

XIII. Containing the great address of the Land.

often the fore-runner of incontinency,

219 lady, the great learning of the Surgeon, and the

XI. In which a simile in Mr Pope's period of a

solid skill in casuistry of the worthy Lieutenant, 265

mile, introduces as bloody a battle as can possi-

XIV. most dreadful chapter indeed ; and which

bly be fought without the assistance of steel or

few readers ought to venture upon in an even-

cold iron,


ing, especially when alone,


XII. In which is seen a more moving spectacle

xv. The Conclusion of the foregoing Adventure, 270

than all the blood in the bodies of Thwackum

and Blifil, and of twenty other such, is capable

of producing,



Containing above Two Days.


CHAP. I. A wonderful long chapter concerning the

Marvellous, being much the longest of all our

Containing about Three Weeks.

Introductory Chapters,


CHAP. I. Of Love,

224 II. In which the Landlady pays a visit to Mr

II. The character of Mrs Western. Her great Jones,


learning and knowledge of the world, and an in- III. In which the Surgeon makes his second ap-

stance of the deep penetration which she derived



from these advantages, .

225 | IV. In which is introduced one of the pleasantest

III. Containing two defiances to the Critics, 228 Barbers that was ever recorded in history, the

IV. Containing sundry curious matters,

229 Barber of Bagdad, or he in Don Quixote, not

V. In which is related what passed between Sophia excepted.


and her Aunt,

230 V. A dialogue between Mr Jones and the Barber, 278

VI. Containing a dialogue between Sophia and VI. In which more of the talents of Mr Benjamin

Mrs Honour, which may a little relieve those will appear, as well as who this extraordinary

tender affections which the foregoing scene may

person was,


have raised in the mind of a good-natured reader, 232 VII. Containing better reasons than any which
VII. A picture of formal courtship in miniature, have yet appeared for the conduct of Partridge;

as it always ought to be drawn; and a scene of an apology for the weakness of Jones ; and some

a tender kind painted at full length,,

233 farther anecdotes concerning my Landlady, . . 282

VIII. The meeting between Jones and Sophia, 235 VIII. Jones arrives at Gloucester, and goes to the

IX. Being of a much more tempestuous kind than Bell; the character of that house, and of a Pet-

the former,

236 tifogger which he there meets with,


X. In which Mr Western visits Mr Allworthy, 238 IX. Containing several dialogues between Jones
XI. A short chapter; but which contains sufficient and Partridge concerning love, cold, hunger,

matter to affect the good-ratured reader, .240 and other matters ; with the lucky and narrow

XII. Containing love-letters, &c. .

241 escape of Partridge, as he was on the very brink

XIII. The behaviour of Sophia on the present oc- of making a fatal discovery to his friend, 285

casion; which none of her sex will blame, who X. In which our Travellers meet with a very ex-

are capable of behaving in the same manner. traordinary adventure,


And the discussion of a knotty point in the XI. In which the Man of the Hill begins to relate

Court of Conscience,

242 his History,



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