Quotations From SARAH FIELDING

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  • But in all things whether we shall make only a due use of the liberties we have asked, is left entirely to the judicious reader to decide.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, Introduction (1754).
  • [Allegory] is a flight by which the human wit attempts at one and the same time to investigate two objects, and consequently is fitted only to the most exalted geniuses.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, Introduction (1754).

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  • Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 3 (1754).
  • His lordship pronounced his assent to take to wife his destined prey (in the words "I will"), with a voice as audible as generally breaks forth from a mouth vacated by the inhabitants, its teeth.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The History of the Countess of Dellwyn, bk. 1, ch. 1 (1759). The wedding ceremony in which the young and beautiful Charlotte Lucum marries—for the promise of social advancement for herself and political gain for her father—the old debauchee Lord Lucum.
  • Agreeable then to my present inclination, I formed the object of my own worship, which was no other than my own understanding.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 1 (1754).
  • [F]or as Socrates says that a wise man is a citizen of the world, so I thought that a wise woman was equally at liberty to range through every station or degree of men, to fix her choice wherever she pleased.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 3 (1754).

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  • I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt, as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased, from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. Last chapter of Henry Fielding's Journey from This World to the Next (1743). Anna Boleyn, in "The History of Anna Boleyn," (1743). Attributed to Sarah Fielding.

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  • I was by degrees awakened as from a dream, and feared that my whole life could properly be counted nothing else but a fantastic vision.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 10 (1754). Cylinda confronts the destruction of her "ungoverned passions."

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  • The supposition that it was possible for any woman to be so mean-spirited as not at least to wish to tear out her rival's eyes was too hard for the digestion of the Cry.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 2 (1754). In this text, the Cry is the name for a group of hostile critics.

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  • The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
    Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, bk. 7, ch. 10 (1754).

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