Book 14 Chapter 2 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.

In this chapter, we see more of Henry Fielding as a playwright. He sets up a classic farcical situation, where Lady Bellaston has come to Tom's room to seduce him, but while she's there, Sophia servant, Mrs. Honour, arrives. Lady Bellaston then must hide behind a bed curtain and hears everything Mrs. Honour says to Tom, which is, of course, purely insults upon Lady Bellaston's honor.

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AuthorMark Turetsky