The history of Joseph Andrews. Amelia. The life of Jonathan Wild

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Carey and Lea, 1832

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Página 316 - Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 'not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Página 23 - Joseph, who obstinately adhered to his modest resolution, must have perished, unless the postillion, (a lad who hath been since transported for robbing a hen-roost,) had voluntarily stript off a great coat, his only garment ; at the same time swearing a great oath, (for which he was rebuked by the passengers,) " that he would rather ride in his shirt all his life, than suffer a fellow-creature to lie in so miserable a condition.
Página 77 - ... matter in their own brains ; is not such a book as that which records the achievements of the renowned Don Quixote, more worthy the name of a history than even Mariana's ; for whereas the latter is confined to a particular period of time, and to a particular nation ; the former is the history of the world in general, at least that part which is polished by laws, arts, and sciences ; and of that from the time it was first polished to this day ; nay, and forwards as long as it shall so remain.
Página 15 - As when a hungry tigress, who long has traversed the woods in fruitless search, sees within the reach of her claws a lamb, she prepares to leap on her prey ; or as a voracious pike, of immense size, surveys through the liquid element a roach or gudgeon, which cannot escape her jaws, opens them wide to swallow the little fish ; so did Mrs. Slipslop prepare to lay her violent amorous hands on the poor Joseph, when luckily her mistress's bell rung, and delivered the intended martyr from her clutches.
Página 153 - The various accidents which befel a very worthy couple after their uniting in the state of matrimony will be the subject of the following history. The distresses which they waded through were some of them so exquisite, and the incidents which produced these so extraordinary, that they seemed to require not only the utmost malice, but the utmost invention, which superstition hath ever attributed to Fortune...
Página 67 - ... rotundity of his belly was considerably increased by the shortness of his stature, his shadow ascending very near as far in height, when he lay on his back, as when he stood on his legs. His voice was loud and hoarse, and his accent extremely broad. To complete the whole, he had a stateliness in his gait, when he walked, not unlike that of a goose, only he stalked slower.
Página 154 - ... it will always be an even chance whether it decides right or wrong : but sorry am I to say, right was often in a much worse situation than this, and wrong hath often had five hundred to one on his side before that magistrate ; who, if he was ignorant of the laws of England, was yet well ' versed in the laws of nature.
Página 63 - Fanny was now in the nineteenth year of her age; she was tall and delicately shaped; but not one of those slender young women who seem rather intended to hang up in the hall of an anatomist than for any other purpose. On the contrary, she was so plump that she seemed bursting through her tight stays, especially in the part which confined her swelling breasts.
Página 385 - ... no two things can possibly be more distinct from each other: for Greatness consists in bringing all manner of mischief on mankind, and Goodness in removing it from them.
Página 77 - Are not the characters then taken from life ?" To which I answer in the affirmative ; nay, I believe I might aver, that I have writ little more than I have seen. The lawyer is not only alive, but hath been so these 4000 years ; and I hope God will indulge his life as many yet to come.

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