Coming in under the wire, but finally getting back to Lawrence…with a Tom Jones chaser.



First Morning, by D. H. Lawrence

Ninth piece in a year-long exploration of Lawrence’s poetry-as-story collection, Look! We Have Come Through!

This one resonated so deeply, and I suspect I will not be alone there. But it’s going specifically to a dearest friend, who I think – I hope – has just reached their
“First Morning.”




Tom Jones Book IX Ch 4, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 4 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.

This week’s chapter finally gives the mystery woman whom Tom has rescued a name: Mrs. Waters. A sergeant arrives at the inn with his men and recognizes her as such. The innkeepers profusely apologize to her and Tom. Mrs. Waters returns to her room after upbraiding the landlady, and everyone has a toast of reconciliation, but Tom leaves early to eat dinner with Mrs. Walters in her room.

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