Quotations From SARAH FIELDING
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I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic loveI leave that to younger brothers. Let my estate speak for me.Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. Cynthia's suitor, in The Adventures of David Simple, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1744).
The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 3 (1754).
A small voice issued from a bed placed in utter darkness where no ray of light was admitted, complaining of bad nerves, low spirits, and terrible dreams.Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The History of the Countess of Dellwyn, bk. 1, ch. 11 (1759).
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Their virtues lived in their children. The family changed its persons but not its manners, and they continued a blessing to the world from generation to generation.Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The History of the Countess of Dellwyn, final sentences of the novel (1759). Focus here is on the Bilson family, whose virtue contrasts to the vanity of Lord and Lady Dellwyn.
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