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HENRY FIELDING
English novelist
(1707 - 1754)
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Map me no maps, sir: my head is a map, a map of the whole world.
      - Rape upon Rape (act I, sc. 5) [World]

But me no buts.
      - Rape upon Rape (act II, sc. 2) [Proverbs]

To sun myself in Huncamunca's eyes.
      - The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
         (act I, sc. 3) [Eyes]

When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough:
  I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
      - The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
         (act I, sc. 3) [Duty : Thankfulness]

An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.
      - Tom Jones [Books (First Lines)]

Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?
      - Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. IV) [Order]

Handsome is that handsome does.
      - Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. XII),
        also see George Granville
        [Appearance : Beauty : Proverbs]

Amiable weakness.
      - Tom Jones (bk. X, ch. VIII) [Weakness]

Republic of letters.
      - Tom Jones (bk. XIV, ch. I) [Literature]

Nature seems to wear one universal grin.
      - Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 1)
        [Nature]

Petition me no petitions, Sir, to-day;
  Let other hours be set apart for business,
    To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk;
      And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.
      - Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 2)
        [Intemperance]

The modesty's a candle to thy merit.
      - Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3, l. 8)
        [Modesty]

So when two dogs are fighting in the streets,
  When a third dog one of the two dogs meets:
    With angry teeth he bites him to the bone,
      And this dog smarts for what that dog has done.
      - Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 5, l. 55)
        [Contention]

This story will never go down.
      - Tumble-Down Dick (air I) [Story Telling]


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