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Sarah Fielding

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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

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The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.

— Sarah Fielding

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I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child.

— Sarah Fielding

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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

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If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.

— Sarah Fielding

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The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.

— Sarah Fielding

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Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.

— Sarah Fielding

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About Sarah Fielding

Did you know about Sarah Fielding?

Even when Lady Gould died in 1733 there was little money for the children. Sarah's mother Sarah Gould was the daughter of Sir Henry Gould a judge on the King's Bench who had been reappointed to the Queen's Bench and Sarah Davidge Gould. Henry was sent to Eton but all of the daughters were sent to Mary Rookes's boarding school in Salisbury.

She was the author of The Governess or The Little Female Academy (1749) which was the first novel in English written especially for children (children's literature) and had earlier achieved success with her novel The Adventures of David Simple (1744).

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