"I do not doubt but your Obedience to me will make you at least put on the Appearance of Chearfulness in my Sight: But you will deceive yourself, if you think that is performing your Duty; for if you would obey me as you ought, you must try heartily to root from your Mind all Sorrow and Gloominess."
— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)
Text from The Governess; or, Little Female Academy. Being the History of Mrs. Teachum, and Her Nine Girls. With Their Nine Days Amusement. Calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in Their Education. By the Author of David Simple. (London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by A. Millar, in the Strand, 1749). <Link to ESTC>