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Henry Fielding
(1707-1754) born on
Apr 22
English novelist. He perfected the English novel in his masterpiece "Tom Jones," 1749.
         
   
F
I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.

R
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
A
Every physician almost hath his favorite disease.
N
There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
K
In reality, the world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Abraham Adams speaking of his host, Wilson, in "Joseph Andrews," bk. 3, ch. 5, 1742.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: "Tom Jones," bk. 2, ch. 9, 1749.
N: "Tom Jones," bk. 2, ch. 7, 1749.
K: "Tom Jones," bk. 5, ch. 1, 1749.
   


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