The works of Henry Fielding, with an essay on his life and genius by A. Murphy, Volume 6

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Página 547 - I am convinced I never make my reader laugh heartily but where I have laughed before him; unless it should happen at any time, that instead of laughing with me he should be inclined to laugh at me. Perhaps this may have been the case at some passages in this chapter, from which apprehension I will here put an end to it.
Página 159 - Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say her body thought.
Página 30 - Reader, take care. I have unadvisedly led thee to the top of as high a hill as Mr Allworthy's, and how to get thee down without breaking thy neck, I do not well know. However, let us e'en venture to slide down together ; for Miss Bridget rings her bell, and Mr Allworthy is summoned to breakfast, where I must attend, and, if you please, shall be glad of your company.
Página 20 - ... forces them outwardly to approve and to commend whatever is set before them. Now the contrary of this happens to the master of an ordinary. Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates, however nice and whimsical these may prove; and, if c •>. everything is not agreeable to their taste, will challenge a right to censure, to abuse, and to d — n their dinner without control.
Página 159 - Her lips were red, and one was thin, Compar'd to that was next her chin (Some bee had stung it newly ;) But, Dick, her eyes so guard her face, I durst no more upon them gaze Than on the sun in July.
Página 438 - ... different complexions are here apt to run into very different extremes ; for while some are, with M. Dacier, ready to allow, that the same thing which is impossible may be yet probable,.].
Página 444 - In the last place, the actions should be such as may not only be within the compass of human agency, and which human agents may probably be supposed to do ; but they should be likely for the very actors and characters themselves to have performed ; for what may be only wonderful and surprizing in one man, may become improbable, or indeed impossible, when related of another.
Página 340 - Here he presently fell into the most violent agonies, tearing his hair from his head, and using most other actions which generally accompany fits of madness, rage, and despair.
Página 20 - ... here collected under one general name, is such prodigious variety, that a cook will have sooner gone through all the several species of animal and vegetable food in the world, than an author will be able to exhaust so extensive a subject.
Página 274 - Oh ! my fond heart is so wrapt in that tender bosom, that the brightest beauties would for me have no charms, nor would a hermit be colder in their embraces. Sophia, Sophia alone shall be mine. What raptures are in that name! I will engrave it on every tree.

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