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Date: 1732

"If there be a Passion pure without Allay, as tender and soft, as violent and strong, you cannot sure miscall it by that Name."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

"[H]e bewailed her Loss with Groans, which would have pierced any Heart but those which are possessed by some People, and are made of a certain Composition not unlike Flint in its Hardness and other Properties; for you may strike Fire from them which will dart through the Eyes, but they can never...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

"He had never contracted a Debt in his Life, and was consequently the less ready at an Expedient to extricate himself. Tow-wouse was willing to give him Credit 'till next time, to which Mrs. Tow-wouse would probably have consented (for such was Joseph's Beauty, that it had ma...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"But surely his whole Behaviour to his Friend Heartfree is a convincing Proof, that the true Iron or Steel Greatness of his Heart was not debased by any softer Mettle."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

"For such was the Compassion which inhabited Mr. Allworthy's Mind, that nothing but the Steel of Justice could ever subdue it. "

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek authors "elevate the Mind, and steel and harden it against the capricious Invasions of Fortune."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

"Philosophy elevates and steels the Mind, Christianity softens and sweetens it."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1752

"His Mind was formed of those firm Materials, of which Nature formerly hammered out the Stoic, and upon which the Sorrows of no Man living could make an Impression. "

— 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

"In this Chapter there are some Passages that may serve as a Kind of Touchstone, by which a young Lady may examine the Heart of her Lover/"

— 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.