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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. ), Greek dramatist. Although a manuscript of Aeschylus, “transcribed with his own Hand,” is the “inseparable Companion” of Parson Adams in Joseph Andrews (1742, II.
On this resemblance see the General Introduction to WE: xix). FIELDING, George Colonel (d. 1738), HF’s favorite uncle. A lieutenant colonel in the Royal Horse Guards and groom of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne and George I, he was fond of HF and of his brother Edmund’s other children by his ﬁrst marriage and meant to behave generously toward them by the terms of his will (Life:250–51). George Fielding, who lived at Windsor, may well be the patriotic “old Gentleman in Berkshire” with whom “Will Lovemeal” has dined in HF’s essay “On Eating” (1736).
In April 1721 he eloped to his grandmother’s house in Salisbury, Wiltshire, but subsequently continued his studies at Eton. There he would make valuable friendships with George Lyttelton, William Pitt, and Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. 1720–24: SALISBURY, Wiltshire—HF’s grandmother lived in St. Martin’s Church Street, near St. Anne’s Gate of the cathedral Close, from 1720 until her death in 1733. HF spent his vacations from Eton College with her there, and he continued visiting the city from time to time thereafter.