Punch, 29 (1855), 181.
Fielding on Field-Marshalls
Natural Law, Providence, Anatomy, Human Development, Government
Discusses a passage from Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, in which the novelist insists that nature 'takes a provident care' of people inasmuch as it gives 'thick skulls' to those meant for violent 'encounters' and skulls with cavities for those '"designed to exercise" rational talents'. Thinks this passage describes the heads of the army that served in the Crimea.
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