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The reader who comes to Fielding ' s fiction with some acquaintance already with
the nineteenth - century novel may sometimes feel that he had read it before . In a
sense he has . Fielding is the great original in English fiction , and , one way ...
became overlaid with another , that of quickness and acuteness of apprehension
or feeling , which in turn was extended , during the eighteenth century , to mean
the capacity for refined emotion , sensitiveness generally in the face of external ...
Sir Kenneth Clark has written in his Landscape Into Art : Today , after a century of
more intense romanticism , it is hard to see how the world of taste was so long
deceived by the second - rate talents of Salvator . But we must realize that he was
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