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Henry Fielding

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Peterhas quoted4 years ago
    Jenny was, however, by the care and goodness of Mr Allworthy, soon removed out of the reach of reproach; when malice being no longer able to vent its rage on her, began to seek another object of its bitterness, and this was no less than Mr Allworthy, himself; for a whisper soon went abroad, that he himself was the father of the foundling child.
  • Ali Alizadehhas quoted9 months ago
    The introduction to the work, or bill of fare to the feast.

    An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money. In the former case, it is well known that the entertainer provides what fare he pleases; and though this should be very indifferent,
  • Proservia Oyhas quoted9 months ago
    have asked leave to prefix your name to this dedication, I must still insist on my right to desire your protection of this work.
    To you, Sir, it
  • Ali Alizadehhas quoted10 months ago
    The introduction to the work, or bill of fare to the feast.

    An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money. In the former case, it is well known that the entertainer provides what fare he pleases; and though this should be very indifferent,
  • Evgeny Ghas quoted4 years ago
    such like, which are
  • Peterhas quoted4 years ago
    Mr Allworthy, whom the least mention of those sacred words was sufficient to stagger, hesitated a moment before he replied, and then told her, she had done wrong to enter into such engagements to a villain; but since she had, he could not insist on her breaking them. He said, it was not from a motive of vain curiosity he had inquired, but in order to punish the fellow; at least, that he might not ignorantly confer favours on the undeserving.
  • Peterhas quoted4 years ago
    whom he intended to have given in marriage,
  • Goldobin Peterhas quoted5 years ago
    Allworthy here betook himself to those pleasing slumbers which a heart that hungers after goodness is apt to enjoy when thoroughly satisfied. As these are possibly sweeter than what are occasioned by any other hearty meal, I should take more pains to display them to the reader, if I knew any air to recommend him to for the procuring such an appetite.
  • Aleksandra Pletnevahas quoted6 years ago
    man who is capable of lending us either,
  • Aleksandra Pletnevahas quoted6 years ago
    everything is not agreeable to their taste,
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