Select Works of Henry Fielding; The History of Tom Jones Volume 1

Select Works of Henry Fielding; The History of Tom Jones Volume 1

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...in Piccadilly, and that he had no other lodging, and very little or no acquaintance in town.' "This surgeon, whose name I have forgot, though I remember it began with an It, had the first character in his profession, and was sergeant-surgeon to the king. He had, moreover, many good qualities, antj was a very generous, good-natured man, and ready to do any service to his fellow-creatures. He offered his patient the use of his chariot to carry him to his inn, and, at the same time, whispered in his ear, 'That, if he wanted any money, he would furnish him.' "The poor man was not now capable of returning thanks for this generous offer; for having had his eyes for some time steadfastly on me, he threw himself back in his chair, crying, 'Oh, my son! my son!' and then fainted away. "Many of the peo'ple present imagined this accident had happened through his loss of blood; but I, who at the same time began to recollect the features of my father, was now confirmed in my suspicion, amf satisfied that it was he himself who appeared before me. I presently ran to him, raised him in my arms, and kissed' his cold lips with the utmost eagerness. Here I must draw a curtain over a scene which 1 cannot describe; for though I did not lose my being, as my father for a while did, my senses, were, however, so overpowered with affright and. surprise, that I am a stranger to what passed during some minutes, and, indeed, till my father hadt again recovered from his swoon, and I found myself in his arms, both tenderly embracing each other, while the tears trickled apace down the cheeks of each of us. "Most of those present seemed affected by this scene, which we, who might be considered as the actors in it, were desirous of removing from the eyes of all...show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498925
  • 9781236498922