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Quotations From SARAH FIELDING

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  • 11.
    I endeavor not to conceal that I believe there is a great mixture of desire in the passion which is called love—or rather, without any far-fetched strain on words, it may be called the companion of love.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Portia, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 5 (1754).

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  • 12.
    'Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Portia, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 3, sc. 13 (1754).
  • 13.
    If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, prologue to part 3 (1754). In the eighteenth century, "candor" signified impartiality, justice, and kindliness.
  • 14.
    [I]f our reader should be neither informed nor amused, we shall be very sorry for his loss of time as well as our own.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, Introduction (1754).

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  • 15.
    [T]he judicious reader ought to know what the chief character in any work of the imagination will naturally perform, according to the situation he is thrown into, as well as doth the author himself.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, prologue to part 5 (1754).

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  • 16.
    All places were now become irksome to her. She found it impossible to fly from infamy, unless she could at the same time fly from herself.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The History of the Countess of Dellwyn, bk. 4, ch. 11 (1759).

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  • 17.
    I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. David, in The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, bk. 7, ch. 10 (1754).

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  • 18.
    [W]hat I mean by love ... is this. A sympathetic liking—excited by fancy, directed by judgment—and to which is joined also a most sincere desire of the good and happiness of its object.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Portia, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 5 (1754).

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  • 19.
    [S]haring in common, without any thought of separate property, had ever been their friendly practice, from their first connection.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, bk. 6, ch. 1 (1753). Description of the community made up of David and Camilla, Valentine and Cynthia, and their children.
  • 20.
    On the wings of fancy, gentle readers, bear yourselves into the mid-air, where by imagination you may form a large stupendous castle.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, prologue (1754).

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