Tobias Smollett — Scottish Writer born on March 19, 1721, died on September 17, 1771

Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle , which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants... (wikipedia)

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.