The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1749 edition. Excerpt: ... I know, be inclined enough to Jealousy in his natural Temper: Nay, he must must have had ic from Nature, or the Devil must have put it into his Head: For I defy all the World to cast a just Aspersion on my Character: Nay, the most scandalous Tongues have never dared censure my Reputation. My Fame, I thank Heaven, hath been always as spotless as my Life; and let Falfhood itself accuse that, if it dare. No, my dear Graveairs, however provoked, however ill treated, however injured in my Love, I have firmly resolved never to give the least Room for Censure on this Account.----And yet, my dear, there are some People so malicious, some Tongues so venomous, that no Innocence can escape them. The most undesigned Word, the most accidental Look, the least Familiarity, or most innocent Freedom, will be misconstrued, and magnified into I know not what, by some People. But I despise, my dear Graveairs, I despise all such Slander. No such Malice, I assure you, ever gave me an uneasy Moment. No, no, I promise you, I am above all that. But where was IPO let me fee, I told you, my Husband was jealous And or whom, pray? Why of whom but the Lieutenant I mentioned to you before. He was obliged to resort above a H 6 Year -. Year and more back, to find any Object - for this unaccountable Passion, if, indeed, - he really felt any such, and was not an cr- rant Counterfeit, in order to abuse me. ' But I have tired you already with too many Particulars. 1 will now bring my Story to a very speedy Conclusion. In short, then, after many Scenes very unworthy to be repeated, in which my Cousin engaged so heartily on my Side, that Mr. Fitzpatrick at last turned her out of Doors; when he found I was neither to be soothed nor bullied into Compliance, he took...
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