The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... [Much legend has gathered round Hogarth's sketch of Fielding, here copied from Basire's engraving in Andrew Millar's edition of Fielding's "Works," 1762. Arthur Murphy, the editor, says that Hogarth worked from a profile cut in paper by a lady who is understood to have been the Miss Margaret Collier who accompanied Fielding to Lisbon (see note to p. 72, /. 10). Another account (which M. de Segur borrowed for the basis of his comedy, ' Ze Portrait de Fielding," 1800) says that Carrick "made up" like his dead friend, and that Hogarth drew him. Both these stories are flatly contradicted by Hogarth's commentators. George Steevens ("Biographical Anecdotes of Hogarth," 1781, /. 131) affirms that Garrick only urged Hogarth to make the attempt; John Ireland ("Hogarth Illustrated," Hi. 291) that it was simply a sketch from memory. Both Ireland and Steevens had exceptional opportunities for knowing the truth. Besides Hogarth's pen-and-ink, there are three other likenesses of Fielding which claim to be authentic, i.e., a miniature in Nichols's "Literary Anecdotes;" a portrait in the Mineral Water Hospital at Bath, said to have belonged to Ralph Allen; and another exhibited in the Guelph Exhibition of 1891 (No. 221). But against all these must be set the cause which is stated to have prompted Hogarth's sketch, namely, ' that no picture of Fielding was ever drawn " (Murphy's Essay, "Works," 1762, i. 47); and it may be added that the miniature is manifestly based on Hogarth. ] EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION. "We can with Pleasure inform the Public, that they will soon be greatly entertained by a posthumous Piece of the late Henry Fielding, Esq; entitled, A Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon; to which, we hear, will be added, a Fragment of his Answer to L

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