come_to_think (come_to_think) wrote,

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A pleasant sentence

Reading:  The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling by Henry Fielding (the copy I bought shortly after moving to Long Island in 1964)

To say the truth, Sophia, when very young, discerned that Tom, though an idle, thoughtless, rattling rascal, was nobody's enemy but his own; and that Master Blifil, though a prudent, discreet, sober young gentleman, was at the same time strongly attached to the interest only of one single person; and who that single person was the reader will be able to divine without any assistance of ours.

Try translating that into any of the jargons of human nature that have afflicted us over the past century!
Tags: diction, fielding, psychology, tom_jones
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