The Works of Henry Fielding - Miscellaneous Writings Part I
by Henry Fielding (9781406776973)

The Works of Henry Fielding - Miscellaneous Writings Part I
 
Henry Fielding
Release Date: 01 March 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
ISBN: 9781406776973
ISBN-10: 1406776971



THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING IN TWELVE VOLUMES VOLUME ELEVEN CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION xiii A JOURNEY FROM THIS WORLD TO THE NEXT, ETC., ETC. INTRODUCTION S BOOK I CHAPTER ONE The author dies, meets with Mercury, and is by him conducted to the stage which sets out for the other world 7 CHAPTER TWO In which the author first refutes some idle opinions concerning spirits, and then the passengers relate their several deaths 11 CHAPTER THREE The adventures we met with in the City of Diseases 17 v CONTENTS CHAPTER FOUR PAGE Discourses on the road, and a description of the palace of Death ...... ..... 26 CHAPTER FIVE The travellers proceed on their journey, and meet several spirits who are coming into the flesh . 31 CHAPTER SIX An account of the wheel of fortune, with a method of preparing a spirit for this world ..... 37 CHAPTER SEVEN The proceedings of Judge Minos at the gate of Elysium ............. 41 CHAPTER EIGHT The adventures which the author met on his first entrance into Elysium ......... 48 CHAPTER NINE More adventures in Elysium ........ 53 CHAPTER TEN The author is surprised at meeting Julian the apos tate in Elysium but is satisfied by him by what means he procured his entrance there. Julian relates his adventures in the character of a slave 57 CONTENTS CHAPTER ELEVEN PAGE In which Julian relates his adventures in the char acter of an avaricious Jew 67 CHAPTER TWELVE What happened to Julian in the characters of a general, an heir, a carpenter, and a beau . . 72 CHAPTER THIRTEEN Julian passes into a fop 78 CHAPTER FOURTEEN Adventures in the person of a monk 79 CHAPTER FIFTEEN Julian passes into the character of a fidler ... 83 CHAPTER SIXTEEN The history of the wise man 89CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Julian enters into the person of a king . . . . 98 CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Julian passes into a fool 107 CONTENTS CHAPTER NINETEEN PAGE Julian appears in the character of a beggar . . 113 CHAPTER TWENTY Julian performs the part of a statesman . . . 120 CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Julians adventures in the post of a soldier . . . 129 CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO What happened to Julian in the person of a tailor 137 CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE The life of alderman Julian ........ 142 CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Julian recounts what happened to him while he was a poet ............ 150 CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Julian performs the parts of a knight and a dancing-master ........... 155 BOOK XIX CHAPTER SEVEN Wherein Anna Boleyn relates the history of her u fe 158 viii CONTENTS THE JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO LISBON PAGE DEDICATION TO THE PUBLIC 183 PREFACE 185 INTRODUCTION 196 THE VOYAGE . . 211 INTRODUCTION 1 Miscellaneous Writings of Fielding included in the following volumes are not, it is perhaps needless to say, to be confused with the Miscellanies by the same author. The latter was the work brought out in London by Andrew Millar, Fieldings favourite publisher, in 1743, probably in April, with the title, Miscellanies, by Henry Fielding, Esq. In Three Vol umes. The first of these begins with the list of subscribers, headed by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Fifteen Setts. It may interest some people to-day to know that Chesterfield took five sets Fielding 1 kinsman, the Earl of Denbigh, three the Duke of Marlborough, five Her Grace the Dutchess of Richmond, six and Charles Fleet wood, Esq., so many as twenty. Other subscribers, who took one set each, were Fielding s steadfast friend, Lyttelton, many of hisfriends of the law, and among his theatrical friends, Mrs. Clive, Mrs. Woffington, and Garrick After this list in the first volume of the Miscellanies, came the authors preface, which is just a little too personal, accord ing to our way of thinking, in regard to domestic afflictions. We must remember, though, that it was written in an age of personalities, and at this distance of time we have every reason to be grateful INTRODUCTION for the biographical matter it contains...

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