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" Do thou teach me not only to foresee, but to enjoy, nay, even to feed on future praise. Comfort me by a solemn assurance, that when the little parlour in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 345
1926
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The History of Henry Fielding, Volume 2

Wilbur Lucius Cross - 1918
...thirteenth book. When Fielding there had a vision of his future fame, of the time when ' ' I shall be read, with honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see," he was writing in a "little parlour" as meanly furnished as the narrow box that would soon contain...
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The History of Henry Fielding, Volume 2

Wilbur Lucius Cross - Authors, English - 1918
...the thirteenth book. When Fielding there had a vision of his future fame, of the time when "I shall be read, with honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see," he was writing in a "little parlour" as meanly furnished as the narrow box that would soon contain...
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Man's World

Charlotte Haldane - Science fiction, English - 1926 - 299 pages
...this instant, shall be *l reduced to a worse-furnished box, I shall be read, with honour, by those J who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see. FIELDING — ' TOM JONES ' ACKNOWLEDGMENT THE intelligence that had once been known as Ernest Renan...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 98

1856
...the little parlour in which I sit at this instant shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see.' Nay, in the invocation to Wealth, which follows, he seems to anticipate that the reputation of his...
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An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers and Related Writings

Henry Fielding - Social Science - 1988 - 340 pages
...significance for his personal fortunes. Whatever satisfaction he derived in imagination from being read 'with Honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see', or in fact from that 'much plumper Dame, whom no airy Forms nor Phantoms of Imagination cloathe' (Tom...
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Natural Masques: Gender and Identity in Fielding's Plays and Novels

Jill Campbell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 324 pages
...the little Parlour in which I sit at this Instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished Box, I shall be read, with Honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see. (683) Fielding here invokes his own heterosexual relationship to describe what he hopes will save his...
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The Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding

Claude Rawson - Literary Criticism - 2007
...lowly journalism worth revising and preserving along with his 'high' works of literary art, to be read by 'those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see' (Tom Jones, [683]; xm.i). NOTES i. Henry Fielding, Contributions to the Champion and Related Writings,...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Volume 13

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1907
...the little parlour in which I sit at this moment shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see." — Book xiii. chap. i. passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fullfilled, our ambition satisfied,...
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