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Cottington and HF’s younger brother, he had spent his holidays from Eton College with her, and his sisters were close by in Mary Rookes’s boarding school in the cathedral Close. The court’s decision made this arrangement permanent. That HF loved his grandmother seems clear. When she died in 1733, he had her body carried thirty miles from Salisbury to East Stour to be buried beside his mother. Davidge Gould (c. 1684–1765), HF’s uncle, Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple. On the death in 1710 of his father, Sir Henry Gould, he inherited the family estate at Sharpham Park, HF’s birthplace.
What HF particularly admired was the wisdom of Aristotle’s moral and political thought. In An Enquiry into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers (1751, sec. XI) he is said to have “understood Human Nature” better even than Michel Montaigne; and in Amelia (1751, IV.
HF, who usually depended on his memory when quoting authors, quotes passages from Cato in The Champion (8, 22 January 1740), Joseph Andrews (III. v), Tom Jones (1749, V. vii, XI. x), Amelia (VI. iv), and The Covent-Garden Journal (18 April 1752). (For a comprehensive listing of HF’s allusions to Addison and his works, see Ribbles, A4– 5, G78, S44, T4. On HF and Addison, see Oakleaf 1983. ) ADLERFELT, Gustaf (1671–1709), author of Histoire militaire de Charles XII, Roi de Sue`de (1739). On HF’s translation of this voluminous work see Works: Translations.
A Henry Fielding Companion by Martin C. Battestin