Sarah Fielding

(1710_1768 / East Stour, Dorset)

Sarah Fielding Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''I was by degrees awakened as from a dream, and feared that my whole life could properly be counted nothing else but a fantastic vision.''
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 10 (1754). Cylinda confronts the destruction of her "ungoverned passions."
  • ''I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic love—I 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).
  • ''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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