The Novels of Fielding

G. Routledge, 1925 - 255 páginas
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Página 21 - And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, — 'Keep your piece nine years.
Página 190 - ... then, to be sure, in that scene, as you called it, between him and his mother, where you told me he acted so fine: why, Lord help me, any man, that is, any good man, that had such a mother, would have done exactly the same. I know you are only joking with me; but indeed, madam, though I was never at a play in London, yet I have seen acting before in the country; and the king for my money; he speaks all his words distinctly, half as loud again as the other. — Anybody may see he is an actor.
Página 44 - An Apology for the Life of Mrs Shamela Andrews, in which the many notorious falsehoods and misrepresentations of a book called Pamela are exposed and refuted, and all the matchless arts of that young politician set in a true and just light.
Página 190 - Little more worth remembering occurred during the play, at the end of which Jones asked him, "Which of the players he had liked best?" To this he answered, with some appearance of indignation at the question, "The king, without doubt.
Página 103 - But really, my Dear, it grieves one's Heart to take off a great Man. When I consider his Personal Bravery, his fine Stratagem, how much we have already got by him, and how much more we may get, methinks I can't find in my Heart to have a Hand in his Death.
Página 217 - Do you not know, doctor, that this is as corrupt a nation as ever existed under the sun ? And would you think of governing such a people by the strict principles of honesty and morality...
Página 235 - A novel is a large diffused picture, comprehending the characters of life, disposed in different groups, and exhibited in various attitudes, for the purposes of an uniform plan, and general occurrence, to which every individual figure is subservient.
Página 181 - Vulgarity is far worse than downright blackguardism; for the latter comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense at times; while the former is a sad abortive attempt at all things, "signifying nothing." It does not depend upon low themes, or even low language, for Fielding revels in both ;— but is he ever vulgar'? No. You see the man of education, the gentleman, and the scholar, sporting with his subject, — its master, not its slave. Your vulgar writer is always most vulgar the higher his subject,...
Página 190 - He the best player !' cries 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 game manner, and done just as he did.
Página 70 - G — required her at your hands, I fear you would reluctantly part with her. Now, believe me, no Christian ought so to set his heart on any person or thing in this world, but that, whenever it shall be required or taken from him in any manner by Divine Providence, he may be able, peaceably, quietly, and, contentedly to resign it.

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