Quotation by Henry Fielding

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
Henry Fielding (1707–1754), British novelist, dramatist. Dr. Harrison, in Amelia, vol. 3, bk. 9, ch. 5 (1751).

The proverb referred to was attributed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laertius in Lives of Eminent Philosophers, bk. 5, sct. 18: "Beauty he declared to be a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction."
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