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

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Página 59 - Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that if any persons, to the number of twelve or more, being unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together, to the disturbance of the public peace...
Página 60 - England from the penalties of certain laws, or any dwelling-house, barn, stable, or other out-house, that then every such demolishing, or pulling down, or beginning to demolish, or pull down, shall be adjudged felony without benefit of clergy...
Página xxv - There is a great difference between the Idols of the human mind and the Ideas of the divine. That is to say, between certain empty dogmas, and the true signatures and marks set upon the works of creation as they are found in nature.
Página 135 - To think those greater who're above us ; Another instance of my glory, Who live above you, twice two story ; And from my garret can look down On the whole street of Arlington. Greatness by poets still is painted With many followers acquainted : This, too, doth in my favour speak ; Your levee is but twice a week ; From mine I can exclude but one day, My door is quiet on a Sunday.
Página 136 - Tuscan and French are in my head ; Latin I write, and Greek I read. If you should ask, what pleases best ? To get the most, and do the least ; What fittest for ? you know, I'm sure, I'm fittest for a sinecure.
Página 190 - Pone crucem servo. Meruit quo crimine servus Supplicium? quis testis adest ? quis detulit? Audi, Nulla unquam de morte hominis cunctatio longa est. 175 O demens, ita servus homo est ? nil fecerit, esto : Hoc volo, sic jubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas.
Página 155 - Dixit, et avertens rosea cervice refulsit, ambrosiaeque comae divinum vertice odorem spiravere, pedes vestis defluxit ad imos, et vera incessu patuit dea.
Página 91 - To confess the truth, my narrative is rather of such actions which he might have performed, or would, or should have performed, than what he really did; and may, in reality, as well suit any other such great man, as the person himself whose name it bears.
Página xxiv - a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards, " sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book which sixty years ago " I have heard read aloud for the amusement of large circles, consisting " of the first and most creditable society in London...
Página 60 - That if any Persons unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled together, to the Disturbance of the Public Peace, shall unlawfully, and with Force demolish or pull down, or begin to demolish or pull down any Church or Chapel, or any Building for Religious Worship certified and registered according to the Statute2 made in the First Year of the Reign of the late King William and Queen Mary, ... or any Dwelling-house, Barn, Stable or other Out-house, that then every such demolishing, or pulling...

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