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 (smŏl′ĭt), Tobias George 1721-1771.
British writer known for his adventure novels, such as Roderick Random (1748) and Peregrine Pickle (1751).
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(Biography) Tobias George. 1721–71, Scottish novelist, whose picaresque satires include Roderick Random (1748), Peregrine Pickle (1751), and Humphry Clinker (1771)
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(ˈsmɒl ɪt)

Tobias George, 1721–71, English novelist.
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"Captain Smollett, sir, axing to speak with you," said he.
"I don't like them, sir," returned Captain Smollett. "And I think I should have had the choosing of my own hands, if you go to that."
"I'll tell you what I've heard myself," continued Captain Smollett: "that you have a map of an island, that there's crosses on the map to show where treasure is, and that the island lies--" And then he named the latitude and longitude exactly.
"Sir," said Captain Smollett, "with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
"Captain Smollett," began the doctor with a smile, "did ever you hear the fable of the mountain and the mouse?
"Very likely, sir," replied Captain Smollett. "Easy with that, men--easy," he ran on, to the fellows who were shifting the powder; and then suddenly observing me examining the swivel we carried amidships, a long brass nine, "Here you, ship's boy," he cried, "out o' that!
Fielding and Smollett could portray the beastliness of their day in the beastliest language; we have plenty of foul subjects to deal with in our day, but we are not allowed to approach them very near, even with nice and guarded forms of speech.
"I happen to know that Smollett wrote Peregrine Pickle."
I remember, in the catalogue, being impressed by the title, "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle." I filled an application blank and the librarian handed me the collected and entirely unexpurgated works of Smollett in one huge volume.
He wrote that the "details [of Smollett's story] also strained credulity from the very start" and listed many of the same logic-bending challenges that are quoted above from Selwyn Duke's online article.
Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 charges of making a false report that he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.
Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs.