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Date: 1752

The "blind Guidance" of a predominant passion may account for "the Success of Knaves, the Calamities of Fools," and "all the miseries in which Men of Sense sometimes involve themsleves"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"Vanity is plainly her predominant Passion, and, if you will administer to that, it will infallibly throw her into your Arms."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"Indeed Fear is never more uneasy, than when it doth not certainly know its Object: for on such Occasions the Mind is ever employed in raising a thousand Bugbears and Fantoms, much more dreadful than any Realities, and like Children, when they tell Tales of Hobgoblins, seems industrious in terrif...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

Many "kind Words" and "many kind Looks" may make an entire Conquest of the Heart

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"All the Reasons on which she had founded her Love, recurred in the strongest and liveliest Colours to her Mind, and all the Causes of her Hatred sunk down and disappeared; or if the least Remembrance of any thing which had disobliged her remained, her Heart became his zealous Advocate, and soon ...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"What a Happiness have you painted to my Imagination!"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"I need not sign this Letter, otherwise than with that Impression of my Heart which I hope it bears"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"But these golden Ideas presently vanished"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"Whether Amelia's Beauty, or the Reflexion on the remarkable Act of Justice he had performed, or whatever Motive filled the Magistrate with extraordinary good Humour, and opened his Heart and Cellars, I will not determine;"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"A thousand tender Ideas crowded into my Mind"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.