The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling: In Six Volumes, Volume 6

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Página 44 - 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 44 - Partridge gave that credit to Mr Garrick which he had denied to Jones, and fell into so violent a trembling that his knees knocked against each other. Jones asked him what was the matter, and whether he was afraid of the warrior upon the stage. "O la! sir," said he, "I perceive now it is what you told me.
Página 43 - 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 49 - Partridge,' says Mrs. Miller, ' you are not of the same opinion with the town; for they are all agreed that Hamlet is acted by the best player who ever was on the stage.' ' 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 same manner, and done just as he did. And then, to be sure, in that scene, as you...
Página 45 - 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 47 - Bless me ! what's become of the spirit ? As I am a living soul, I thought I saw him sink into the earth.
Página 44 - Whatever happens it is good enough for you. Follow you? I'd follow the devil as soon. Nay, perhaps it is. the devil — for they say he can put on what likeness he pleases. Oh ! here he is again. No farther! No, you have gone far enough already; farther than I'd have gone for all the king's dominions.
Página 45 - 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...
Página 47 - There, sir, now ; what say you now ? Is he frightened now or no ? As much frightened as you think me, and, to be sure...
Página 43 - That here were candles enough burnt in one night, to keep an honest poor family for a whole twelvemonth.' 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...

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