The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: The history ... of Jonathan Wild ... and Articles in the Champion

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1882
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Page 466 - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear • Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans.
Page 352 - The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all other things, takes no notice of itself: And it requires art and pains to set it at a distance, and make it its own object.
Page 458 - A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome...
Page 393 - The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few : pray ye therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways : behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Page 362 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Page 270 - And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.
Page 392 - And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach...
Page 198 - We must not however omit one circumstance, as it serves to shew the most admirable conservation of character in our hero to his last moment, which was, that whilst the ordinary was busy in his ejaculations, Wild, in the midst of the shower of stones, &c. which played upon him, applied his hands to the parson's pocket, and emptied it of his bottle-screw, which he carried out of the world in his hand.
Page 218 - ... to laugh. Some valuing those of their own side or mind, Still make themselves the measure of mankind: Fondly we think we honour merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Page 201 - ... and to affect wisdom on all occasions. 8. To foment eternal jealousies in his gang, one of another. 9. Never to reward any one equal to his merit ; but always to insinuate that the reward was above it. 10. That all men were knaves or fools, and much the greater number a composition of both. H. That a good name, like money, must be parted with, or at least greatly risked, in order to bring the owner any advantage.

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