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Strana 109 - If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause...
Strana 5 - ... to, and probability is not to be lost sight of; but it must be nature strongly featured, and probability closely bordering on the marvellous; the one must touch upon extravagance, and the other be highly seasoned with adventures — for who will thank us for a dull and lifeless journal of insipid facts? Now every peculiarity of humour in the human character is a strain upon nature, and every surprising incident is a degree of violence to probability. How far shall we go then for our reader's...
Strana 207 - ... virtuous characters in amiable lights, will let the good preponderate over the evil; he will not take his maxims from...
Strana 206 - ... story should be avoided; the adventures of the Man of the Hill, in The Foundling is an excrescence that offends against the grace and symmetry of the plot: whatever makes a pause in the main business, and keeps the chief characters too long out of sight, must be a defect.
Strana 179 - ... and void of offence, yet mark me, neighbours, I recommend it not, especially to the adult ; I say unto you, as the wise man saith, " Give " not your lips unto women, for in the lips " there is as it were a burning fire ; for ye "know that a whore is a deep ditch, and a " strange woman is a narrow pit.
Strana 2 - ... be it happy or unhappy, he may earn a plaudit as the curtain drops. I do not aim to draw a perfect character, for after a pretty long acquaintance with mankind I have never met with any one example of the sort ; how then shall I describe what I have not seen ? On the contrary, if I wish to form a character, like this of Henry, in which virtue predominates, or like that of Blachford, where the opposite qualities prevail, I have nature before me in both cases...
Strana 21 - ... dog, who sallied forth in her defence with all possible alacrity, bristling every hair with ardour for revenge, and rushing to the ford, where the flouncing and dashing of the waters directed him to the scene of action. Without a moment's hesitation, this amphibious animal plunged into the stream, at the very moment when Zachary's fate hung upon the balance, and the nymph of the brook was preparing to receive him in her arms.
Strana 4 - I am fairly responsible, and no less for the purity of the narrative; for, though the real scenes of life can hardly fail to contaminate the page that records them, the writer who invents impurities is without excuse.
Strana 203 - The best time for bookselling, is when there is no kind of news stirring ; then many of those who for months would have done nothing but talk of war or peace, revolutions, and counter-revolutions, &c. &c., for want of other amusement will have recourse to books ; so that I have often experienced that the report of a war, or the trial of a great man, or indeed...