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Humpry Clinker by Tobias Smollett. One of the 100 best English novels we're celebrating in our Penguin English Library collection.

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Admiral Harry Paulet (1719/20–1794), 6th Duke of Bolton by Francis Cotes, 1765. Harry Paulet, the 2nd son of the 4th Duke of Bolton, joined the navy and in 1740 was promoted to captain. He was unflatteringly depicted as Captain Whiffle in Tobias Smollett’s novel of 1748, The Adventures of Roderick Random, and 30 yrs later Horace Walpole called him "a silly, brutal, proud man". Succeeded to the dukedom in 1765. Cotes underpainted but never completed the face, yet the sitter accepted the…

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The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollett. ///////////////on bbc radio for the next 5 days! Part one was fantastic.

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