Thursday, February 11, 2021


Blessings of Life

Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Joseph Andrews, I.ix (on Mrs. Slipslop):
She had the utmost tenderness for her reputation, as she knew on that depended many of the most valuable blessings of life; particularly cards, making curtsies in public places, and, above all, the pleasure of demolishing the reputations of others, in which innocent amusement she had an extraordinary delight.

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