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the great estates: country life

The noble houses of eighteenth-century England… …The great age of building came to France in the sixteenth century, the time when many of the fabulous chateaux of the Loire were built, creating a tradition of palatial architecture which, modified and … Continue reading

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LURKING DISASTERS THAT AWAIT ALL GOOD MEN

Peter Pumpkinhead came to town Spreading wisdom and cash around Fed the starving and housed the poor Showed the vatican what gold’s for But he made too many enemies Of the people who would keep us on our knees Hooray … Continue reading

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HENRY FIELDING :LONDON CALLING & POETIC FAITH

London calling to the faraway towns Now war is declared – and battle come down London calling to the underworld Come out of the cupboard,you boys and girls London calling, now don’t look to us Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the … Continue reading

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HIS MUSE HAD SUNG THE LOUDEST IN TAVERN CHORUSES

By the publication of Tom Jones in 1749, Henry Fielding had ¬†asserted that the ¬†idealized, morally beyond reproach hero is no longer a viable character in literature. The idea of perfectibility was replaced by human flaw and redemption. Secondly, Fielding … Continue reading

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A RAKE IN PROGRESS: WRITING ROWDY,RAW & REGAL

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu prettily characterises Fielding and this capacity for happiness which he possessed, in a little notice of his death when she compares him to Steele, who was as improvident and as happy as he was, and says … Continue reading

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