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CHAP. XVI. The escape of the thief. Mr Adams's


disappointment. The arrival of two very extraor-

dinary personages, and the introduction of Par-

son Adams to Parson Barnabas,


CHAP. I. Of writing Lives in general, and particu- XVII. A pleasant discourse between the two par.

larly of Pamela; with a word by the by of Col- sons and the bookseller, which was broke oft by

ley Cibber, and others, .

6 an unlucky accident happening in the inn, which

II. Of Mr Joseph Andrews, his birth, parentage, produced a dialogue between Mrs Tow-wouse
education, and great endowments ; with a word and her maid, of no gentle kind,


or two concerning his ancestors,

7 XVIII. The history of Betty the chambermaid,

III. Of Mr Abraham Adams the curate, Mrs Slip-

and an account of what occasioned the violent

slop the chambermaid, and others,

scene in the preceding chapter,


IV. What happened after their journey to London, 9

V. The death of Sir Thomas Booby, with the af-

fectionate and mournful behaviour of his widow,


and the great purity of Joseph Andrews, 10

VI. How Joseph Andrews writ a letter to his sis- CHAP. I. Of divisions in authors,


ter Pamela,

11 II. A surprising instance of Mr Adams's short me-

VII. Sayings of wise men. A dialogue between mory, with the unfortunate consequences which
the Lady and her maid ; and a panegyric, or it brought on Joseph,


rather satire, on the passion of love, in the su- III. The opinion of two lawyers concerning the

12 same gentleman, with Adanıs's inquiry into the

VIII. In which, after some very fine writing, the religion of his host,


history goes on, and relates the interview bea IV. The history of Leonora, or the Unfortunate

tween the Lady and Joseph; where the latter Jilt,


hath set an example which we despair of seeing V. A dreadful quarrel which happened at the inn

followed by his sex in this vicious age,

13 where the company dined, with its bloody con-

IX. What passed between the Lady and Mrs Slip- sequences to Mr Adams,


slop, in which we prophecy there are some VI. Conclusion of the Unfortunate Jilt, .


strokes which every one will not truly cempre- VII. A very short chapter, in which Parson

bend at the first reading, .

15 Adams went a great way,


X. Joseph writes another letter: His transactions VIII. A notable dissertation by Mr Abraham

with Vir Peter Pounce, &c., with his departure Adams, wherein that gentleman appears in a

from Lady Booby,

17 political light,


X1. Of several new matters not expected, ib. IX. In which the gentleman descants on bravery

XII. Containing many surprising adventures and heroic virtue, till an unlucky accident puts

which Joseph Andrews met with on the road, an end to the discourse,


scarce credible to those who have never travelled X. Giving an account of the strange catastrophe of

in a stage-coach, .

18 the preceding adventure, which drew poor Adams

XIII. What happened to Joseph during his sick. into fresh calamities; and who the woman was,

nes at the Inn, with the curious discourse be- who owed the preservation of her chastity to his

tween him and Mr Barnabas, the parson of the victorious arm,


21 XI. What happened to then, while before the Jus-

XIV. Being very full of adventures, which suc- tice. A chapter very full of learning,


ceeded each other at the inn,

22 XII. A very delightful adventure, as well to the

XV. Shewing how Mrs Tow-wouse was a little persons concerned, as to the good-natured reader, 57

mollified; and how officious Mr Barnabas and XIII. A dissertation concerning high people and

the surgeon were to prosecute the thief; with a low people, with Mrs Slipslop's departure in no

dissertation accounting for their zeal, and that of very good temper of mind, and the evil plight

many other persons not mentioned in this history, 24 in which she left Adams and his company, .


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CHAP. XIV. An interview between Parson Adams

and Parson Trulliber, .



XV. An adventure, the consequence of a new in.

stance which Parson Adams gave of his forget-


63 CHAP. I. The arrival of Lady Booby and the rest

XVI. A very curious adventure, in which Mr at Booby-hall,

Adams gave a much greater instance of the ho. II. A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams and
nest simplicity of his heart, than of his experi- the Lady Booby,


ence in the ways of this world,

64 III. What passed between the Lady and Lawyer

XVII. A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams Scout,


and his host, which, by the disagreement in IV. A short chapter, but very full of matter; par.

their opinions, seemed to threaten an unlucky ticularly the arrival of Mr' Booby and his lady, 109

catastrophe, had it not been timely prevented by V. Containing justice-business ; curious precedents

the return of the lovers,

67 of depositions, and other matters necessary to be

perused by all justices of the peace and their clerks, 109


VI. Of which you are desired to read no more

than you like,


CHAP. I. Matter prefatory in praise of Biography, 70 VII. Philosophical reflections, the like not to be
II. A night scene, wherein several wonderful ad- found in any light French romance. Mr Booby's

ventures befel Adams and his fellow-travellers, 72 grave advice to Joseph, and Fanny's encounter

III. In which the gentleman relates the history of with a beau,


his life,

76 VIII. A discourse which happened between Mr

IV. A description of Mr Wilson's way of living. Adams, Mrs Adams, Joseph and Fanny ; with

The tragical adventure of the dog, and other some behaviour of Mr Adams, which would be

grave matters,

85 called by some few readers very low, absurd,

V. A disputation on schools, held on the road be-

and unnatural,

. 117

tween Mr Abraham Adams and Joseph ; and a IX. A visit which the good Lady Booby and her

discovery not unwelcome to them both,

86 polite friend paid to the parson,


VI. Moral reflections by Joseph Andrews, with X. The history of two friends, which may afford an

the hunting adventure, and Parson Adams's useful lesson to all those persons who happen to

miraculous escape,

88 take up their residence in married families, 120

VII. A scene of roasting, very nicely adapted to XI. In which the history is continued,


the present taste and times,

92 XII. Where the good-natured reader will see some-

VIII. 'Which some readers will think too short, thing which will give him no great pleasure, 142

and others too long,

95 XIII. The history returning to the Lady Booby,

IX. Containing as surprising and bloody adven- gives some account of the terrible conflict in her

tures as can be found in this, or perhaps any Lreast between love and pride, with what hap-

other authentic history,

96 pened on the present discovery,.


X. A discourse between the poet and the player ; of XIV.Containing several curious night-adventures,

no other use in this history but to divert the reader, 98 in which Mr Adams fell into many hair-breadth

XI. Containing the exhortations of Parson Adams scapes, partly owing to his goodness, and partly

to his friend in affliction ; calculated for the in- to his inadvertency,


struction and improvement of the reader, 99 XV. The arrival of Gaffer and Gammer Andrews,

XII. More adventures, which we hope will as with another person not much expected ; and

much please as surprise the reader,

101 a perfect solution of the difficulties raised by the

XIII. A curious dialogue which passed between pedlar,


Mr Abraham Adams and Mr Peter Pounce, XVI. Being the last. In which this true history
better worth reading than all the works of Col. is brought to a happy conclusion, .

ley Cibber and many others,


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V. Containing a few common matters, with a very

Cuap. I. The Introduction to the Work, or bill of uncommon observation upon them,


fare to the feast, .

138 VI. Mrs Deborah is introduced into the parish with

II. A short description of Squire Allworthy, and a a simile. A short account of Jenny Jones, with

fuller account of Miss Bridget Allworthy, luis the difficulties and discouragements which may


139 attend young women in the pursuit of learning, 143

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Chap. VII. Containing such grave matter, that Cuap. II. The Hero of this great history appears
the reader cannot laugh once

through the whole with very bad omens. A little tale of so low a

chapter, unless peradventure he should laugh at kind, that some may think it not worth their no-

the author,

144 tice.' A word or two concerning a Squire, and

VIII. A dialogue between Mesdames Bridget and more relating to a Game-keeper, and a School.
Deborah ; containing more amusement, but less master,


instruction, than the former,

146 III. The character of Mr Square the philosopher,

IX. Containing matters which will surprise the and of Mr Thwackum the divine; with a dis-


147 pute concerning


X. The hospitality of Allworthy; with a short IV. Containing a necessary apology for the Au.

sketch of the characters of two brothers, a Doc- thor ; and a childish incident, which perhaps re-

tor and a Captain, who were entertained by that quires an apology likewise.



148 v. The opinions of the Divine and the Philoso-

XI. Containing many rules, and some examples, pher concerning the two boys; with some rea-
concerning falling in love; descriptions of beau- sons for their opinions, and other matters, .


ty, and other more prudential inducements to VI. Containing a better reason still for the before.


150 mentioned opinions,


XII. Containing what the reader may, perhaps, VII. In which the Author himself makes his ap-

expect to find in it,

151 pearance on the stage,


XIII. Which concludes the First Book ; with an VIII. A childish incident, in which, however, is

instance of ingratitude, which, we hope, will seen a good-natured disposition in Tom Jones, ib.

appear unnatural,

. 153 IX. Containing an incident of a more heinous

kind, with the comments of Thwackum and




x. In which Master Blifil and Jones appear in

different lights,

. 179

Containing scenes of matrimonial felicity in

different degrees of life, and various other

transactions during the first two years af-


ter the marriage between Captain Blifil

and Miss Bridget Allworthy.

Containing the time of A Year.

CHAP. I. Shewing what kind of History this is ;


what it is like, and what it is not like,


CHAP. I. Containing four pages of paper,

II. Religious cautions against shewing too much

Il. A short hint of what we can do on the sublime,


and a description of Miss Sophia Western,

favour to bastards ; and a great discovery made

by Mrs Deborah Wilkins,

155 | III. Wherein the history goes back to commemo-

III. The description of a domestic government,

rate a trifling incident that happened some years

founded upon rules directly contrary to those of

since; but which, trifling as it was, had some




future consequences,

IV. Containing one of the most bloody battles, or IV. Containing such very deep and grave mat-

rather duels, that were ever recorded in domes. ters, that some readers, perhaps, may not relish


tic history,



V. Containing much matter to exercise the judg-

v. 'Containing maiter accommodated to every


ment and reflection of the reader,



VI. The trial of Partridge, the schoolmaster, for

VI. An apology for the insensibility of Mr Jones

incontinency; the evidence of his wife ; a short

to all the charms of the lovely Sophia ; in which,

reflection on the wisdom of our law; with other possibly, we may, in a considerable degree, lower

grave matters, which those will like best who his character in the estimation of those men of

understand them most,

161 wit and gallantry who approve the heroes in


most of our modern comedies,

VII. A short sketch of that felicity which prudent


VII. Being the shortest Chapter in this Book,

couples may extract from hatred ; with a short

apology for those people who overlook imperfec- VIII. A battle sung by the muse in the Homeri-

tions in their friends,


can style, and which none but the classical reader


can taste,

VIII. A receipt to regain the lost affections of a

wife, which hath never been known to fail in IX. Containing matter of no very peaceable co-


the most desperate cases,



IX. A proof of the infallibility of the foregoing

story told by Mr Supple the curate. The

receipt, in the lamentations of the widow; with penetration of Squire Western. His great love

other suitable decorations of death, such as phy- for his daughter, and the return to it made by


sicians, &c. and an epitaph in the true style,



XI. The narrow escape of Molly Seagrim, with
some observations for which we have been forced

to dive pretty deep into nature,


XII. Containing much clearer matters ; but which

Containing the most memorable transactions flowed from the same fountain with those in the

: 197

preceding chapter,

which passed in the family of Mr Allwor-

XIII. A dreadful accident which befel Sophia.

thy, from the time when Tommy Jones

The gallant behaviour of Jones, and the more

arrived at the age of fourteen, till he at-

dreadful consequences of that behaviour to the

tained the age of nineteen. In this book young lady; with a short digression in favour of


the reader may pick up some hints con-

XIV. The arrival of a surgeon. His operations,

cerning the education of children.

the female sex,

and a long dialogue between Sophia and her


CHAP. I. Containing little or nothing, .





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CHAP. XIV. A short chapter, containing a short

PAGE. dialogue between Squire Western and his sister, 241

Containing a portion of time somewhat longer

tban Half a Year.


CHAP. I. Of the Serious in writing, and for what

purpose it is introduced,


Containing Three Days.

II. In which Mr Jones receives many friendly visits

during his confinement; with some fine touches

CHAP. I. A comparison between the World and


of the passion of love scarce visible to the naked

the Stage,


204 II. Containing a conversation which Mr Jones had

III. Which all who have no heart, will think to

with himself,


contain much ado about nothing,

206 III. Containing several dialogues,


IV. A little chapter, in which is contained a little IV. A picture of a Country Gentleman, taken



from the life,


V. A very long chapter, containing a very great

V. The generous behaviour of Sophia towards her


208 Aunt,


VI. By comparing which with the former, the VI. Containing great variety of matter,


reader may possibly correct some abuse which VII. A strange resolution of Sophia, and a more

he hath formerly been guilty of in the applica- strange stratagem of Mrs Honour,


tion of the word Love,


VIII. Containing scenes of altercation, of no very

VII. In which Mr Allworthy appears on a sick-

uncommon kind,



213 IX. The wise demeanour of Mr Western in the

VIII. Containing matter rather natural than character of a magistrate. A hint to justices of


216 the peace concerning the necessary qualifications

IX. Which, among other things, may serve as a

of a clerk; with extraordinary instances of pa-

comment on that saying of Æschines, that

ternal madness, and filial affection,


“ Drunkenness shews the mind of a man, as a

X. Containing several matters, natural enough,

mirror reflects his person,

218 perhaps, but low,



X. Shewing the truth of many observations of

XI. The adventure of a Company of Soldiers,

Ovid, and of other more grave writers, who

XII. The adventure of a Company of Officers, 262

have proved, beyond contradiction, that wine is XIII. Containing the great address of the Land.
often the fore-runner of incontinency,

lady, the great learning of the Surgeon, and the

XI. In which a simile in Mr Pope's period of a

solid skill in casuistry of the worthy Lieutenant, 265

mile, introduces as bloody a battle as can possi-

XIV. A most dreadful chapter indeed ; and which

bly be fought without the assistance of steel or

few readers ought to venture upon in an even-

cold iron,


ing, especially when alone,


XII. In which is seen a more moving spectacle

xv. The Conclusion of the foregoing Adventure, 270

than all the blood in the bodies of Thwackum

and Blifil, and of twenty other such, is capable

of producing,



Containing above Two Days.


Chap. I. A wonderful long chapter concerning the

Marvellous, being much the longest of all our

Containing about Three Weeks.

Introductory Chapters,


Chap. I. Of Love,

224 II. In which the Landlady pays a visit to Mr

II. The character of Mrs Western. Her great Jones,


learning and knowledge of the rld, and an in- III. In which the Surgeon makes his second ap-

stance of the deep penetration which she derived pearance,


from these advantages, .

225 IV. In which is introduced one of the pleasantest

III. Containing two defiances to the Critics, 228 Barbers that was ever recorded in history, the

IV. Containing sundry curious matters,

229 Barber of Bagdad, or he in Don Quixote, not

V. In which is related what passed between Sophia excepted.


and her Aunt,

230 V. A dialogue between Mr Jones and the Barber, 278

VI. Containing a dialogue between Sophia and VI. In which more of the talents of Mr Benjamin

Mrs Honour, which may a little relieve those will appear, as well as who this extraordinary

tender affections which the foregoing scene may person was,


have raised in the mind of a good-natured reader, 232 vii. Containing better reasons than any which

VII. A picture of formal courtship in miniature, have yet appeared for the conduct of Partridge;

as it always ought to be drawn; and a scene of an apology for the weakness of Jones ; and some

a tender kind painted at full length,

233 farther anecdotes concerning my Landlady, 282

VIII. The meeting between Jones and Sophia, 235 VIII. Jones arrives at Gloucester, and goes to the

IX. Being of a much more tempestuous kind than Bell; the character of that house, and of a Pet-

the former,

236 tifogger which he there meets with,


X. In which' Mr Western visits Mr Allworthy,

238 IX. Containing several dialogues between Jones

XI. A short chapter ; but which contains sufficient and Partridge concerning love, cold, hunger,

matter to affect the good-natured reader, .240 and other matters ; with the lucky and narrow

XII. Containing love-letters, &c. .

241 escape of Partridge, as he was on the very brink

XIII. The behaviour of Sophia on the present oc- of making a fatal discovery to his friend, 285

casion; which none of her sex will blame, who X. In which our Travellers meet with a very ex-

are capable of behaving in the same manner. traordinary adventure,


And the discussion of a knotty point in the XI. In which the Man of the Hill begins to relate

Court of Conscience,


his History,


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