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spirits, exuberance, liveliness, uppishness, arrogance' (O Donaill
The "dissertation" on high people and low people in Fielding's Joseph Andrews or the contests of uppishness among servants in his novels are a comic demonstration of the passionate pedantry which animated the practices of social competitiveness among all gradations of rank, and a rich variety of real-life examples is on display in the writings of the period.
Woodforde was shocked at this uppishness from a poor neighbour, whom he employed occasionally as a handyman.