"Thou mayst remember after this period, that, sated with voluptuousness, thy licentious heart began to grow hardened; and from rioting without controul in pleasures, which, however criminal in themselves, carry at least with them the excuse of temptation, thou wantonly didst stir up, and indulge the latent cruelty of thy nature."
— Sheridan [née Chamberlaine], Frances (1724-1766)
See Frances Sheridan, The History of Nourjahad. By the Editor of Sidney Bidulph (London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1767). <Link to ECCO>