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Fielding stops in Venice on his return trip to England and writes postcards to his Indian friends. Here he is charmed by the aesthetic harmony he sees between the works of man and the works of nature. Such harmony doesn't seem to exist in India; he refers to India as a muddle.
Fielding's delight in the beauty of form he sees in Venice stands in contrast to his perception of India, where the English are disappointed when they seek beauty of form. This harks back to Fielding's earlier comment about India as a "muddle."