The works of Henry Fielding, ed. with a biogr. essay by L. Stephen, Volume 2

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Page 269 - 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.
Page 87 - 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.
Page 336 - Jones offered to speak, but Partridge cried, "Hush, hush, dear sir, don't you hear him!" And VOL. II. 3 F during the whole speech of the ghost, he sat with his eyes fixed partly on the ghost and partly on Hamlet, and with his mouth open ; the same passions which succeeded each other in Hamlet, succeeding likewise in him. When the scene was over Jones said, "Why, Partridge, you exceed my expectations. You enjoy the play more than I conceived possible.
Page 73 - 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...
Page 221 - Vanbrugh and Congreve copied nature : but they who copy them draw as unlike the present age, as Hogarth would do if he were to paint a rout or a drum in the dresses of Titian and of Vandyke. In short, imitation here will not do the business. The picture must be after nature herself. A true knowledge of the world is gained only by conversation, and the manners of every rank must be seen in order to be known.
Page 161 - Milton, sweetly tuning the heroic lyre ; fill my ravished fancy with the hopes of charming ages yet to come. Fortel me that some tender maid, whose grandmother is yet unborn, hereafter, when, under the fictitious name of Sophia, she reads the real worth which once existed in my Charlotte, shall from her sympathetic breast send forth the heaving sigh.
Page 87 - tis his, and hath been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that WHICH NOT ENRICHES HIM BUT MAKES ME POOR INDEED.
Page 102 - I made no doubt but that his designs ' were strictly honourable, as the phrase is ; that is, to ' rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Page 264 - A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
Page 335 - 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.

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