The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

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Century, 1907 - 15 páginas
 

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Review: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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Published in 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest true English novels. It is also one of the best ever. It is fast paced, wry...no hilarious, and socially insightful. It is also a tense adventure and ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Página 239 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Página 42 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Página 31 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night...
Página 296 - I know there is nothing in them: not that it was the ghost that surprized 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 of me.
Página 297 - 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 297 - No wonder then," cries Partridge, "that the place is haunted. But I never saw in my life a worse grave-digger. I had a sexton, when I was clerk, that should have dug three graves while he is digging one. The fellow handles a spade as if it was the first time he had ever had one in his hand.
Página 298 - 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 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,...
Página 124 - Love and the nymph shall charm my toils. The nymph, who sweetly speaks and sweetly smiles.
Página 231 - A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
Página 146 - Lyttleton, steal them a little while from their bosoms. Not without these the tender scene is painted. From these alone proceed the noble, disinterested friendship, the melting love, the generous sentiment, the ardent gratitude, the soft compassion, the...

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