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Date: 1743

It may cost one "more struggling than may easily be believed, utterly to conquer his Reluctance, and to banish away every Degree of Humanity from his Mind"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

One's conqueror may be "one of those over whom Passion hath a limited Jurisdiction"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

Rage at the Disappointment of Love and Pride, and at the finding a Passion fixed in my Breast one knows not how to conquer may break "out into that inconsistent Behaviour, which must always be the Consequence of violent Passions"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"My Mind was like a City up in Arms, all Confusion; and every new Thought was a fresh Disturber of my Peace."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"[F]inding a Passion fixed in my Breast I knew not how to conquer, broke out into that inconsistent Behaviour, which must always be the Consequence of violent Passions"

— 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: 1743

"[T]here is still a Judge in every Man's Breast, which none can cheat nor corrupt, tho' perhaps it is the only uncorrupt Thing about him. And yet, inflexible and honest as this Judge is, (however polluted the Bench be on he sits) no man can, in my Opinion, enjoy any Applause which is not thus adj...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"Where had Reason the Dominion, I should have long since expell'd the little Tyrant, who hath made such Ravage there"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"Of what Use is Reason then? Why, of the Use that a Window is to a Man in a Prison, to let him see the Horrors he is confined in; but lends him no Assistance to his Escape"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1743

"[T]here are Weaknesses in vulgar Life, which are commonly [Page 160] called Tenderness; to which great Minds are so entirely Strangers, that they have not even an Idea of them"

— 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.