From Tom Jones
[Drunkenly shouting the news of Mr. Allworthy's miraculous recovery from his carriage accident
] Mr. Allworthy has recovered! It's over! The fever's gone! He's sitting up. He's well again! The Squire's recovered! It's over!
It's not true that drink changes a man's character. It can reveal it more clearly. The Squire's recovery brought joy to Tom, to his tutors, sheer disappointment.