Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754) was an English novelist and playwright. After attending Eton College he hoped to study classics and law, but a lack of money turned his attention to writing for the theater. He eventually became a barrister but continued to write satire, based on political corruption, in the form of newspaper articles. Changing times found him a trusted supporter of the government, and in 1748 he was appointed London’s chief magistrate. Of his many and varied works, Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749), is considered his greatest.
Quotes by Henry Fielding…
We endeavor to conceal our vices under the disguises of the opposite virtues.
To the generality of men you cannot give a stronger hint for them to impose upon you than by imposing upon yourself.