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Reflections on drunkenness

It’s been observed many times but, I think, never so well and sumptuously: To say truth, nothing is more erroneous than the common observation, that men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome when they are drunk, are very worthy persons when … Continue reading

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Henry Fielding is a charmer

I’ve finished Tom Jones and remain amazed at how personable, witty and wise (and wise-ass) was the guy who wrote this satirical and erotic romp, published in 1749. (I keep rolling that date around in my brain; it never quite … Continue reading

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Being in love

It hath been observed by wise men or women, I forget which, that all persons are doomed to be in love once in their lives. — Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling (1749)

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