The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Volume 2

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J. Walker; J. Johnson; J. Richardson; ... [and 17 others], 1809
 

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Página 305 - 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 377 - if you are not afraid of the devil, I can't help it; but to be sure, it is natural to be surprised at such things, though I know there is nothing in them: 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 of me.
Página 379 - 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 379 - ... 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, yet I have seen acting before in the country ; and the king for my money; he speaks all his words distinctly, half as loud again as the other....
Página 376 - 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,
Página 378 - Partridge sat in fearful expectation of this; and now, when the ghost made his next appearance, Partridge cried out, " There, sir, now! what say you now? Is he frightened now, or no? As much frightened as you think me, — and to be sure, nobody can help some fears. I would not be in so bad a condition as what's his name, — Squire Hamlet, — is there, for all the world.
Página 375 - While the fellow was lighting the upper candles he cried out to Mrs. Miller, "Look, look, madam, the very picture of the man in the end of the Common-Prayer Book, before the Gunpowder-Treason service.
Página 376 - 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 447 - As we have, therefore, travelled together through so many pages, let us behave to one another like fellow-travellers in a stage-coach, who have passed several days in the company of each other; and who, notwithstanding any bickerings or little animosities which may have occurred on the road, generally make all up at last, and mount, for the last time, into their vehicle with...
Página 377 - ... noise is that! There he is again. Well, to be certain, though I know there is nothing at all in it, I am glad I am not down yonder, where those men are.

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