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Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Tom Jones

  

 

BOOK IV
CONTAINING THE TIME OF A YEAR
Chapter 1
Containing five pages of paper

 

[...]
Having scoured the whole coast of the enemy, as well as any of Homer's heroes ever did, or as Don Quixote or any knight-errant in the world could have done, he returned to Molly, whom he found in a condition which must give both me and my reader pain, was it to be described here. Tom raved like a madman, beat his breast, tore his hair, stamped on the ground, and vowed the utmost vengeance on all who had been concerned. He then pulled off his coat, and buttoned it round her, put his hat upon her head, wiped the blood from her face as well as he could with his handkerchief, and called out to the servant to ride as fast as possible for a side-saddle, or a pillion, that he might carry her safe home.

 


Henry Fielding (1707-1754), de The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. (1749).

18/08/2002



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