The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
No, my Sophia, if cruel fortune separates us for ever, my soul shall doat on thee alone. Page - Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say her body thought. Page xiv - Good-Nature is that benevolent and amiable Temper of Mind which disposes us to feel the Misfortunes, and enjoy the Happiness of others ; and consequently pushes us on to promote the latter, and prevent the former Page - For though every good author will confine himself within the bounds of probability, it is by no means necessary that his characters, or his incidents, should be trite, common, or vulgar ; such as happen in every street, or in every house, or which may be met with in the home articles of a newspaper.
Page - In the last place, the actions should be such as may not only be within the compass of human agency, and which human agents may probably be supposed to do; but they should be likely for the very actors and characters themselves to have performed; for what may be only wonderful and surprising in one man, may become improbable, or indeed impossible, when related of another.
Page 22 - From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial to the cause of religion and virtue ; nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.
Page 25 - To prevent therefore giving offence to their customers by any such disappointment, it hath been usual with the honest and well-meaning host, to provide a bill of fare which all persons may peruse at their first entrance into the house; and having thence acquainted themselves with the entertainment which they may expect, may either stay and regale with what is provided for them, or may depart to some other ordinary better accommodated to their taste.
Page - I am convinced I never make my reader laugh heartily, but where I have laughed before him ; unless it should happen at any time, that instead of laughing with me, he should be inclined to laugh at me.
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Endpaper color maps of Tom Jones's journey and probable route to London. Notes about the author, editor, illustrator, and the production of this illustrated edition follow page There are 14 four-color illustrations and 22 black-and-whites by Warren Chappell.
Notes about the author, editors, illustrator, and the production of this illustrated edition follow page During Fielding's lifetime Tom Jones went through four editions, all in , although the fourth was dated The second and third editions are simple reprints, but Fielding revised the fourth edition by annotating a copy of the third. The present text is based on the first edition as copy-text but incorporates the identifiable revisions that Fielding made in the fourth of while rejecting the corruptions of the third edition passed on to the fourth and some of the printer's errors in the fourth itself.