The mind may be emptied

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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The mind may be emptied
Metaphor in Context
A very tender and pathetic Scene now passed between Booth and his Wife, in
which, when she was a little composed, she related to him the whole Story. For besides that it was not possible for her otherwise to account for the Quarrel which he had seen, Booth was now possessed of the Letter that lay on the Floor.

Amelia having emptied her Mind to her Husband, and obtained his faithful Promise that he would not resent the Affair to my Lord, was pretty well composed, and began to relent a little towards Mrs. Atkinson; but Booth was so highly incensed, with her, that he declared he would leave her House the next Morning; which they both accordingly did, and, with the Assistance of his old Friends at the Register-Office, immediately accommodated themselves with convenient Apartments within a few Doors of their Friend the Doctor.
13 entries in ESTC (1752, 1762, 1771, 1775, 1777, 1780, 1790, 1793).

See Amelia. By Henry Fielding, 4 vols. (London: A. Millar, 1752). <Link to ECCO>

Reading Henry Fielding, Amelia, ed. David Blewett (London: Penguin Books, 1987).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.