His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Source: Tom Jones, (1749) bk. xi, ch. 4
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Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Source: Joseph Andrews
Distinction without a difference.
Source: Tom Jones. Book vi. Chap. xiii.
A late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
Source: Tom Jones
When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough; I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
We must eat to live and live to eat.
Source: The Miser. Act iii. Sc. 3.
Distance of time and place funereally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
The constant desire of pleasing which is the peculiar quality of some, may be called the happiest of all desires in this that it rarely fails of attaining its end when not disgraced by affectation.
Much may be said on both sides.
Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy, act i. sc. 8.
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