novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical
prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones
Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London
's first police force, the Bow Street Runners
, using his authority as a magistrate
. His younger sister, Sarah
, also became a successful writer.
Fielding married his first wife, Charlotte Craddock, in 1734.
Much may be said on both sides.
The dusky night rides down the sky,And ushers in the morn;The hounds all join in glorious cry,The huntsman winds his horn,And a-hunting we will go.
He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.
A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when she laughs, sigh when she sighs. In short, he should be the shadow of her mind. A lady, in the presence of her lover, should never want a looking-glass; as a beau, in the presence of his looking-glass, never wants a mistress.
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
Love and scandal are the best sweeteneers of tea.
All Nature wears one universal grin.
Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day;Let other hours be set apart for business.Today it is our pleasure to be drunk;And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.
When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough;I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Thy modesty ’s a candle to thy merit.