E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. near Glastonbury, April 22nd, 1707; d. Lisbon, October 8th, 1754). The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (1742); A Journey from this World to the Next (1743); The History of Jonathan Wild (1743); The History of Tom Jones (1749); Amelia (1751); the following dramatic pieces: Love in Several Masques, The Temple Beau, The Authors Farce, The Coffee-house Politician, Tom Thumb, The Modern Husband, The Mock Doctor, The Miser, The Intriguing Chambermaid,
Don Quixote in England, Pasquin, The Historical Register, The Wedding Day, and various miscellaneous works, including Essays on the Characters of Man, and A Journál of a Voyage to Lisbon. Collected editions of his writings appeared in 1743, 1762, and (edited by Roscoe) 1848. His novels were published, with an introduction by Sir Walter Scott, in 1821, in Ballantynes Novelists Library. For Biography and Criticism, see the Lives by Murphy and Lawrence, Lady M. Wortley Montagus Letters, Jesses Celebrated Etonians, Thackerays Lectures on the Humorists, Massons Novelists and their Styles, and Dobsons Fielding in the English Men of Letters series.