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."