"So if we have confused Sensation strengthning and fixing our private Desires, the like Sensation joined to publick Affections is necessary, lest the former Desires should wholly engross our Minds: If weight be cast into one Scale, as much must be put into the other to preserve an Equilibrium"
— Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746)
See An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections. With Illustrations on the Moral Sense. By the Author of the Inquiry Into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue. (London: Printed by J. Darby and T. Browne, for John Smith and William Bruce, Booksellers in, Dublin; and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman in Pater-Noster-Row, and S. Chandler [London] in the Poultrey, 1728). <Link to ESTC>
Text from Francis Hutcheson, An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, With Illustrations on the Moral Sense, ed. Aaron Garrett (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).