The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: A voyage to Lisbon, Legal papers and poems

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1882
 

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Page 166 - God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the Lord thy God, according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee : and thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the Lord thy God hath chosen to place His name there.
Page 201 - Money as they shall think fit) a convenient Stock of Flax, Hemp, Wool, Thread, Iron, and other Ware and Stuff, to set the Poor on Work ; and also competent Sums of Money for and towards the necessary Relief of the Lame, Impotent, Old, Blind, and such other among them being Poor, and not able to work...
Page 125 - Coke in his commentary upon this statute says, that these words, " by the law of the land," mean " by the due course and process of law;" which he afterwards explains to be, "by indictment or presentment of good and lawful men, where such deeds be done in due manner, or by writ original of the common law:" 2 Inst. 45, 50. In North Carolina and Tennessee, where they have copied almost literally this part of the twenty-ninth chapter of Magna Charta, the terms "law of the land" have received the same...
Page 13 - Lincoln's-inn-fields, upon some business of importance ; but I excused myself from complying with the message, as, besides being lame, I was very ill with the great fatigues I had lately undergone, added to my distemper. His grace, however, sent Mr. Carrington, the very next morning, with another summons ; with which, though in the utmost distress, I immediately complied ; but the duke happening, unfortunately for me, to be then particularly engaged, after I had waited some time, sent a gentleman...
Page 223 - Be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that wherever any person taketh money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence or upon account of helping any person...
Page 358 - Greatness by poets still is painted, With many followers acquainted ; This too doth in my favour speak, Your levee is but twice a week ; From mine I can exclude but one day, My door is quiet on a Sunday.
Page 359 - Suppose a secretary o' this isle, Just to be doing with a while ; Admiral, gen'ral, judge, or bishop ; Or I can foreign treaties dish up, If the good genius of the nation Should call me to negotiation ; Tuscan and French are in my head ; Latin I write, and Greek I read. If you should ask, what pleases best ? To get the most, and do the least ; What fittest for ?- you know, I'm sure, I'm fittest for a sinecure.
Page 16 - ... by composing, instead of inflaming the quarrels of porters and beggars (which I blush when I say hath not been universally practised), and by refusing to take a shilling from a man who most undoubtedly would not have had another left, I had reduced an income of about 500 a year, of the dirtiest money upon earth, to little more than 300, a considerable portion of which remained with my clerk...
Page 281 - And sure no one will contend that the epistolary style is in general the most proper to a novelist, or that it hath been used by the best writers of this kind.

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