A heart may be possessed of a "sincere and honourable flame"

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Printed by T. Gardner
A heart may be possessed of a "sincere and honourable flame"
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Any one may judge what a heart, possessed of so sincere and honourable a flame, as that of mr. Trueworth's, must feel, to see the beloved object so intimate with a common prostitute; it shall suffice therefore to say, that his anxieties were such as prevented him from being able to recover himself enough to speak to miss Betsy on that subject, as he would do; he forbore mentioning it at all, and said very little to her on any other, while they were in the coach, and having seen her safe into mr. Goodman's house, took his leave, and went home, where he passed a night of more vexation than he ever had before experienced.
(pp. 97-8)
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9 entries in the ESTC (1751, 1752, 1762, 1765, 1768, 1772, 1783).

See Eliza Haywood, The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, In Four Volumes (London: Printed by T. Gardner, 1751). <Link to ESTC><Link to ECCO>

Reading The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, ed. Christine Blouch (Peterborough: Broadview, 1998).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.