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The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 8 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 8

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 8
Book XII. Chapter VIII.In which fortune seems to have been in a better humour with Jones than we have hitherto seen her.As there is no wholesomer, so perhaps there are few stronger, sleeping potions than fatigue. Of this Jones might be said to have taken a very large dose, and it operated very forcibly upon him. He had already slept nine hours, and might perhaps have slept longer, had he not been awakened by a most violent noise at his chamber-door the sound of many heavy blows was accompanied with many exclamations of murder. Jones presently leapt from his bed... Long Stories - Post by : simonmoon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1626

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 7 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 7

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 7
Book XII. Chapter VII.Containing a remark or two of our own and many more of the good company assembled in the kitchen.Though the pride of Partridge did not submit to acknowledge himself a servant, yet he condescended in most particulars to imitate the manners of that rank. One instance of this was, his greatly magnifying the fortune of his companion, as he called Jones: such is a general custom with all servants among strangers, as none of them would willingly be thought the attendant on a beggar: for, the higher the situation of the master is, the higher consequently is that... Long Stories - Post by : quodan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1290

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 6 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 6

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 6
Book XII. Chapter VI.From which it may be inferred that the best things are liable to be misunderstood and misinterpreted.A violent uproar now arose in the entry my landlady was well cuffing her maid both with her fist and tongue. She had indeed missed the wench from her employment, and, after a little search, had found her on the puppet-show stage in company with the Merry Andrew, and in a situation not very proper to be described.Though Grace (for that was her name) had forfeited all title to modesty; yet had she not impudence enough to deny a fact in... Long Stories - Post by : Kevinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1426

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 5 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 5

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 5
Book XII. Chapter V.Containing more adventures which Mr Jones and his companion met on the road.Our travellers now walked so fast, that they had very little time or breath for conversation; Jones meditating all the way on Sophia, and Partridge on the bank-bill, which, though it gave him some pleasure, caused him at the same time to repine at fortune, which, in all his walks, had never given him such an opportunity of showing his honesty. They had proceeded above three miles, when Partridge, being unable any longer to keep up with Jones, called to him, and begged him a little... Long Stories - Post by : Lenny_Eng - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1940

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 4 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 4

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 4
Book XII. Chapter IV.The adventure of a beggar-man.Just as Partridge had uttered that good and pious doctrine, with which the last chapter concluded, they arrived at another cross-way, when a lame fellow in rags asked them for alms; upon which Partridge gave him a severe rebuke, saying, "Every parish ought to keep their own poor." Jones then fell a-laughing, and asked Partridge, "if he was not ashamed, with so much charity in his mouth, to have no charity in his heart. Your religion," says he, "serves you only for an excuse for your faults, but is no incentive to your virtue.... Long Stories - Post by : ajadjn - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1577

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 3 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 3

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 3
Book XII. Chapter III.The departure of Jones from Upton, with what passed between him and Partridge on the road.At length we are once more come to our heroe; and, to say truth, we have been obliged to part with him so long, that, considering the condition in which we left him, I apprehend many of our readers have concluded we intended to abandon him for ever; he being at present in that situation in which prudent people usually desist from enquiring any farther after their friends, lest they should be shocked by hearing such friends had hanged themselves.But, in reality, if... Long Stories - Post by : sh3llee - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1503

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 2 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 2

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 2
Book XII. Chapter II.In which, though the squire doth not find his daughter, something is found which puts an end to his pursuit.The history now returns to the inn at Upton, whence we shall first trace the footsteps of Squire Western; for, as he will soon arrive at an end of his journey, we shall have then full leisure to attend our heroe.The reader may be pleased to remember that the said squire departed from the inn in great fury, and in that fury he pursued his daughter. The hostler having informed him that she had crossed the Severn, he likewise... Long Stories - Post by : Abundance - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2706

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 1 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 1

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - BooK 12 - Chapter 1
Book XII. Chapter I.CONTAINING THE SAME INDIVIDUAL TIME WITH THE FORMER.Showing what is to be deemed plagiarism in a modern author, and what is to be considered as lawful prize.The learned reader must have observed that in the course of this mighty work, I have often translated passages out of the best antient authors, without quoting the original, or without taking the least notice of the book from whence they were borrowed.This conduct in writing is placed in a very proper light by the ingenious Abbe Bannier, in his preface to his Mythology, a work of great erudition and of equal... Long Stories - Post by : Raydal - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2813

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 10 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 10

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 10
Book XI. Chapter X.Containing a hint or two concerning virtue, and a few more concerning suspicion.Our company, being arrived at London, were set down at his lordship's house , while they refreshed themselves after the fatigue of their journey, servants were despatched to provide a lodging for the two ladies; for, as her ladyship was not then in town, Mrs Fitzpatrick would by no means consent to accept a bed in the mansion of the peer.Some readers will, perhaps, condemn this extraordinary delicacy, as I may call it, of virtue, as too nice and scrupulous; but we must make allowances for... Long Stories - Post by : carferr32 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2537

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 9 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 9

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 9
Book XI. Chapter IX.The morning introduced in some pretty writing. A stagecoach. The civility of chambermaids. The heroic temper of Sophia. Her generosity. The return to it. The departure of the company, and their arrival at London; with some remarks for the use of travellers.Those members of society who are born to furnish the blessings of life now began to light their candles, in order to pursue their daily labours for the use of those who are born to enjoy these blessings. The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox; the cunning artificer, the diligent mechanic, spring... Long Stories - Post by : Mark_888 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2343

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 8 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 8

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 8
Book XI. Chapter VIII.A dreadful alarm in the inn, with the arrival of an unexpected friend of Mrs Fitzpatrick.Sophia now, at the desire of her cousin, related--not what follows, but what hath gone before in this history: for which reason the reader will, I suppose, excuse me for not repeating it over again.One remark, however, I cannot forbear making on her narrative, namely, that she made no more mention of Jones, from the beginning to the end, than if there had been no such person alive. This I will neither endeavour to account for nor to excuse. Indeed, if this may... Long Stories - Post by : pedroescardo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1465

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 7 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 7

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 7
Book XI. Chapter VII.In which Mrs Fitzpatrick concludes her history.While Mrs Honour, in pursuance of the commands of her mistress, ordered a bowl of punch, and invited my landlord and landlady to partake of it, Mrs Fitzpatrick thus went on with her relation."Most of the officers who were quartered at a town in our neighbourhood were of my husband's acquaintance. Among these there was a lieutenant, a very pretty sort of man, and who was married to a woman, so agreeable both in her temper and conversation, that from our first knowing each other, which was soon after my lying-in, we... Long Stories - Post by : nisarga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2994

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 6 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 6

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 6
Book XI. Chapter VI.In which the mistake of the landlord throws Sophia into a dreadful consternation.Mrs Fitzpatrick was proceeding in her narrative when she was interrupted by the entrance of dinner, greatly to the concern of Sophia; for the misfortunes of her friend had raised her anxiety, and left her no appetite but what Mrs Fitzpatrick was to satisfy by her relation.The landlord now attended with a plate under his arm, and with the same respect in his countenance and address which he would have put on had the ladies arrived in a coach and six.The married lady seemed less affected... Long Stories - Post by : sylcz2000 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1194

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 5 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 5

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 5
Book XI. Chapter V.In which the history of Mrs Fitzpatrick is continued."We remained at Bath no longer than a fortnight after our wedding; for as to any reconciliation with my aunt, there were no hopes; and of my fortune not one farthing could be touched till I was of age, of which I now wanted more than two years. My husband therefore was resolved to set out for Ireland; against which I remonstrated very earnestly, and insisted on a promise which he had made me before our marriage that I should never take this journey against my consent; and indeed I... Long Stories - Post by : kriscad - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2877

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 4 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 4

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 4
Book XI. Chapter IV.The history of Mrs Fitzpatrick.Mrs Fitzpatrick, after a silence of a few moments, fetching a deep sigh, thus began:"It is natural to the unhappy to feel a secret concern in recollecting those periods of their lives which have been most delightful to them. The remembrance of past pleasures affects us with a kind of tender grief, like what we suffer for departed friends; and the ideas of both may be said to haunt our imaginations."For this reason, I never reflect without sorrow on those days (the happiest far of my life) which we spent together when both were... Long Stories - Post by : aspamtrap - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2527

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 3 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 3

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 3
Book XI. Chapter III.A very short chapter, in which however is a sun, a moon, a star, and an angel.The sun (for he keeps very good hours at this time of the year) had been some time retired to rest when Sophia arose greatly refreshed by her sleep; which, short as it was, nothing but her extreme fatigue could have occasioned; for, though she had told her maid, and perhaps herself too, that she was perfectly easy when she left Upton, yet it is certain her mind was a little affected with that malady which is attended with all the restless... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1148

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 2 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 2

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 2
Book XI. Chapter II.The adventures which Sophia met with after her leaving Upton.Our history, just before it was obliged to turn about and travel backwards, had mentioned the departure of Sophia and her maid from the inn; we shall now therefore pursue the steps of that lovely creature, and leave her unworthy lover a little longer to bemoan his ill-luck, or rather his ill-conduct.Sophia having directed her guide to travel through bye-roads, across the country, they now passed the Severn, and had scarce got a mile from the inn, when the young lady, looking behind her, saw several horses coming after... Long Stories - Post by : jay1943 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1614

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 1 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 1

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 11 - Chapter 1
Book XI. Chapter I.CONTAINING ABOUT THREE DAYS.A crust for the critics.In our last initial chapter we may be supposed to have treated that formidable set of men who are called critics with more freedom than becomes us; since they exact, and indeed generally receive, great condescension from authors. We shall in this, therefore, give the reasons of our conduct to this august body; and here we shall, perhaps, place them in a light in which they have not hitherto been seen.This word critic is of Greek derivation, and signifies judgment. Hence I presume some persons who have not understood the original,... Long Stories - Post by : dr3putt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 2607

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 9 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 9

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 9
Book X. Chapter IX.The escape of Sophia.It is now time to look after Sophia; whom the reader, if he loves her half so well as I do, will rejoice to find escaped from the clutches of her passionate father, and from those of her dispassionate lover.Twelve times did the iron register of time beat on the sonorous bell-metal, summoning the ghosts to rise and walk their nightly round.----In plainer language, it was twelve o'clock, and all the family, as we have said, lay buried in drink and sleep, except only Mrs Western, who was deeply engaged in reading a political pamphlet,... Long Stories - Post by : Dee33 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 1703

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 8 The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 8

The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling - Book 10 - Chapter 8
Book X. Chapter VIII.In which the history goes backward.Before we proceed any farther in our history, it may be proper to look a little back, in order to account for the extraordinary appearance of Sophia and her father at the inn at Upton.The reader may be pleased to remember that, in the ninth chapter of the seventh book of our history, we left Sophia, after a long debate between love and duty, deciding the cause, as it usually, I believe, happens, in favour of the former.This debate had arisen, as we have there shown, from a visit which her father had... Long Stories - Post by : professional-sh - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry Fielding - Read : 845