One's conqueror may be "one of those over whom Passion hath a limited Jurisdiction"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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One's conqueror may be "one of those over whom Passion hath a limited Jurisdiction"
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Mrs. Heartfree proceeded thus. "The Vengeance which the French Captain exacted on that Villain, (our Hero) persuaded me, that I was fallen into the Hands of a Man of Honour and Justice; nor, indeed, was it possible for any Person to be treated with more Respect and Civility than I now was; but, if this could not mitigate my Sorrows, when I reflected on the Condition in which I had been betrayed to leave all that was dear to me, much less could it produce such an Effect, when I discovered, as I soon did, that I owed it chiefly to a Passion, which threatned me with great Uneasiness, as it quickly appeared to be very violent, and as I was absolutely in the Power of the Person who possessed it, or was rather possessed by it. I must however do him the Justice to say, my Fears carried my Suspicions farther than I afterwards found I had any Reason for: He did indeed, very soon acquaint me with his Passion, and used all the gentle Methods, which frequently succeed with our Sex, to prevail with me to gratify it; but never once threatned, nor had the least Recourse to Force. He did not even once insinuate to me, that I was totally in his Power, which I myself saw, and whence I drew the most dreadful Apprehensions, well knowing, that as there are some Dispositions so brutal, that Cruelty adds a Zest and Savour to their Pleasures; so there are others whose gentler Inclinations are better gratified, when they win us by softer Methods to comply with their Desires; yet even these may be often compelled by an unruly Passion to have recourse at last to the Means of Violence, when they despair of Success from Persuasion; but I was happily the Captive of a better Man. My Conqueror was one of those over whom Passion hath a limited Jurisdiction, and tho' he was easy enough to Sin, he was proof against any Temptation to Villany.
(pp. 328-9)
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Text from Miscellanies, by Henry Fielding, 3 vols. (London: Printed for the Author, 1743). [Jonathan Wild in Vol. 3] <Link to LION>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.