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Sarah Fielding

Sarah Fielding (8 November 1710 – 9 April 1768) was a British author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. 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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Jane Collier - Personal Life
... studied law and educated his sisters, along with her childhood friend Sarah Fielding, in Greek and Latin language and literature his manner of education was to prepare the girls to become governesses ... and Margaret became the governess to Henry Fielding's daughters and Jane with Samuel Richardson ... could not offer a sufficient dowry, or possibly because, like Sarah Fielding, she hoped to establish an independent living through her writing ...

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    I was amongst the virtues like the great Turk in his seraglio of women, and I chose to dwell with that virtue which looked the fairest in my eyes and gave me at that season most pleasure. In short, I made wives of them: I first admired them, then made them my own property, and if they would not submit to my will, I again turned them off and divorced them.
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    [They] hired a large house as a receptacle for gentlewomen, who either had no fortunes, or so little that it would not support them. For these they made the most comfortable institution [and] provided [them] with all conveniences for rural amusements, a library, musical instruments, and implements for various works.
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