The Adventures of Tom Jones

The Adventures of Tom Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... of your money. Here Jones hastily took the letter, and presently after slipped five pieces into her hand. He then returned a thousand thanks to his dear Sophia in a whisper, and begged her to leave him to read-her letter: she presently departed, not without expressing much grateful sense of his generosity. Lady Bellaston now came from behind the curtain. How shall I describe her rage? Her tongue was at first incapable of utterance; but streams of fire darted from her eyes, and well indeed they might, for her heart was all in a flame. And now as soon as her voice found way, instead of expressing any indignation against Honour or her own servants, she began to attack poor Jones. You see, said she, what I have sacrificed to you; my reputation, my honour--gone for ever And what return have I found? Neglected, slighted for a country girl, for an idiot.-- What neglect, madam, or what slight, cries Jones, have I been guilty of? --Mr. Jones, said she, it is in vain to dissemble; if you will make me easy, you must entirely give her up; and as a proof of your intention, show me the letter.--What letter, madam? said Jones. Nay, surely, said she, you cannot have the confidence to deny your having received a letter by the hands of that trollop.-- And can your ladyship, cries he, ask of me what I must part with my honour before I grant? Have I acted in such a manner by your ladyship? Could I be guilty of betraying this poor innocent girl to you, what security could you have that I should not act the same part by yourself? A moment's reflection will, I am sure, convince you that a man with...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907515
  • 9781236907516