The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq;: With the Life of the Author. In Twelve Volumes..

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Página 239 - In this situation, as I could not conquer Nature, I submitted entirely to her, and she made as great a fool of me, as she had ever done of any woman whatsoever ; under pretence of giving me leave to enjoy, she drew me in to suffer, the company of my little ones, during eight hours ; and I doubt not whether, in that time, I did not undergo more than in all my distemper.
Página 108 - ... which was writ without his licence and approbation ; and this licence he granted only to four during his reign, namely, to the celebrated Dr. Swift, to the ingenious Dr. Young, to Dr. Arbuthnot, and to one Mr. Gay, four of his principal courtiers and favourites.
Página 166 - So in every human body, The choler, melancholy, phlegm, and blood, By reason that they flow continually In some one part, and are not continent, Receive the name of humours. Now thus far It may, by metaphor, apply itself Unto the general disposition: As when some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his affects, his spirits, and his powers, In their confluctions, all to run one way, This may be truly said to be a humour.
Página 241 - I may justly call it) through rows of sailors and watermen, few of whom failed of paying their compliments to me by all manner of insults and jests on my misery. No man who knew me will think I conceived any personal resentment at this behaviour; but it was a lively picture of that cruelty and inhumanity in the nature of men which I have often contemplated with concern, and which leads the mind into a train of very uncomfortable and melancholy thoughts.
Página 343 - tis supposed, may bear all lights ; and one of those principal lights, or natural mediums, by which things are to be viewed, in order to a thorough recognition, is ridicule itself, or that manner of proof by which we discern whatever is liable to just raillery in any subject.
Página 74 - Wisdom, Glory, Grace, &c. are words frequent enough in every man's mouth ; but if a great many of those who use them should be asked what they mean by them, they would be at a stand, and not know what to answer — a plain proof that though they have learned those sounds, and have them ready at their tongue's end, yet there are no determined ideas laid up in their minds which are to be expressed to others by them.
Página 166 - Is humour. So in every human body The choler, melancholy, phlegm, and blood. By reason that they flow continually In some one part, and are not continent. Receive the name of humours. Now thus far It may, by metaphor, apply itself Unto the general disposition: As when some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his effects, his spirits, and his powers.
Página 135 - My good friend, do not deceive thyself ; for with all thy charity, thou also art a silly fellow." I HAVE in a former paper endeavoured to show that a rich man without charity is a rogue ; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove, that he is also a fool. If a man, who doth not know his true...
Página 266 - The captain's humanity, if I may so call it, did not so totally destroy his philosophy, as to make him yield himself up to affliction on this melancholy occasion. Having felt his loss like a man, he resolved to...
Página 203 - Anne, c. 7, it is enacted, that if any person maliciously, advisedly and directly shall maintain, by writing or printing, that the kings of this realm with the authority of parliament are not able to make laws to bind the crown and the descent thereof...

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