Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays -- Tom Jones

Teaser Tuesday time again, hosted by MizB. How it works is you grab the book you're reading, open to a page, and pick a juicy two-sentence teaser. No spoilers, obviously, and I'm making up a new rule right now where it can't be about anything gross like mushrooms so everybody start following that rule, ok? K, thanks.

I'm reading Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, and I have been for ages, but I'm finally in the home stretch. Anyway:

And hence, I think, we may very fairly draw an argument, to prove how extremely natural virtue is to the fair sex; for, though there is not, perhaps, one in ten thousand who is capable of making a good actress, and even among these we rarely see two who are equally able to personate the same character, yet this of virtue they can all admirably well put on; and as well those individuals who have it not, as those who possess it, can all act it to the utmost degree of perfection.

Sorry for that one, ladies. Thank heavens for social development, yeah?

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