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1707, Apr 221754, Oct 8
an English novelist and dramatist best known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Additionally, he holds a significant place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners.
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02/10/1749-10th (final) volume of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones is published 
02/28/1749-First edition of Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones published
05/10/1749-The final volume of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones is published
01/15/1752-Tobias Smollett anonymously publishes pamphlet Habbakkuk Hilding accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism
08/07/1754-Henry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon
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Arrant: Originally a variant of errant, wandering, present participle of Latin errare, to stray. The original form ...
Bumbailiff: A bailiff; one that makes arrests. The term is one of contempt (bum, buttocks; cp. bumrowl) , implying that...
Durgen: An undersized creature; a dwarf. Also durgan. Henry Fielding in THE TRAGEDY OF TRAGEDIES; OR TOM THUMB (173...
I'fegs: In faith. By my faith. See fegs. A favorite oath of 17th and 18th century playwrights. Also (Ben Jonson, 1...
Jackpudding: A buffoon; especially, a clown serving a mountebank. Also as an adjective, jackpudding nonsense. Used since...
Jorum: A large drinking-bowl, a punchbowl; the contents thereof; especially, a bowl of punch. From the 18th centur...
Lachrymae: Latin for tears; used by Beaumont and Fletcher; see sippet Lacrima (lachryma, lachrymae) Christi, a strong,...
Rout: Besides the current sense of disorderly retreat of a defeated army, rout (via Old French from Latin rupta, ...
Slang: This word appeared around 250 years ago meaning the language of "low, illiterate, or disreputable pers...
Tacenda: Things that should not be mentioned. Directly from the gerundive of Latin tacere, to be silent, whence also...
Vadosity: The condition of being vadable, vadeable, fordable. Latin vadosum; vadum, a ford. A vade, q.v., was (16th c...
 Mentions (5)
Jane Collier
...writers of her day. In particular, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding both had a particular interest in her intelligence...
Sarah Fielding
an English author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. She wrote The Governess, or The Little Female Academy (1749),...
Sir George Lyttelton
...former work is part of a tradition of such dialogues. Henry Fielding dedicated Tom Jones to him. Lyttelton spent many...
Joseph Reed [1]
...Register Office and the 1769 comic opera adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones. He devoted his leisure time to a...
Christopher Smart
...influential cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. Smart, a high church Anglican, was widely known...
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