Book 11 Chapter 1 of Tom Jones.
This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones over the course of four years.
As the start of yet another book of Tom Jones, Henry Fielding takes another chapter away from the story in order to discuss his personal feelings on his craft. This time around he chooses to focus entirely on critics. He compares them to slanderers, citing Shakespeare and Horace in his support.