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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    The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    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.
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    But this fully answered John’s purpose toward Betty, for as she did not understand, she highly admired him; and he concluded by again repeating that learning was a fine thing for a man but ‘twas both useless and blameworthy for a woman either to write or read.
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