My old tutor at Ashborne, poor dear Langley, had seen Pope when he came to visit Oxford from Lord Harcourt's at Nuneham. Doctor Harrington of Oceana's family dined at [Ralph] Allen's, where he did not meet Pope, but did meet Fielding. Pope, I believe, was then dead. Harrington was almost a boy, fourteen or fifteen years old. He sat at dinner by his father, and Fielding on the other side. Warburton was there, and with great pomposity made a speech eulogistic of Allen, who had said a few words, modest and unimportant. "Gentlemen," said Warburton, "many of us have enjoyed the benefits of a university education, but which among us can speak so wisely and judiciously?" Fielding turned his face round to Harrington and said pretty loudly, "Hark to that sycophantic son of a — of a parson!" I doubt whether the double genitive case was ever so justly (however inelegantly) employed.