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Eliza Haywood

  • Possession naturally abates the Vigour of Desire ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze" (1725), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • ... those that now remain'd were all of them either People of real Wisdom, or had Wit sufficient to enable them to conceal that Deficiency ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "The Tea-Table: or, A Conversation Between Some Polite Persons of Both Sexes" (1725), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Ambition, that lawless Thirst of Power which inspires in some Mens Breasts such unwarrantable Designs, we easily perceive the Approaches of, by those restless Wishes which rob our Nights of Sleep, and Days of Ease, whenever we chance to see a Person greater than our selves.

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "The Tea-Table: or, A Conversation Between Some Polite Persons of Both Sexes" (1725), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • ... most People are wretched more by the Fears of what may come, than what they endure at present. ... a manifest Contradiction to good Sense; for who, with the right use of that, wou'd lose the Enjoyment of a present Comfort, to lament a Misfortune only in Supposition; which ten to one never comes to pass ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "The Tea-Table: or, A Conversation Between Some Polite Persons of Both Sexes" (1725), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Those possest of the greatest Virtues are always least pleas'd with the repetition of them ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Heavens, what a wide Sea of Perplexities do we launch into, when once we embark in Love! Hopes and Fears, immortal Transports, or distracting Horrors, divide our Hours, and lift us to the Skies, or sink us down to Hell; Tranquility is for ever fled, and the Position of our very Souls is changed. — Yet let me never know Indifference more.

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Nothing can be more true, than that the greatest Boasters have the least of what they pretend to.

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • The jealous have but moments of Delight for years of Pain.

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • ... those Women who boast the Affections of their Admirers, have a greater share of Vanity than Love ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Marriage has in it all we can conceive of Heaven, when the Persons so united have but one Will to actuate them both, one Principle to direct them, and one Interest to follow. — With such the word Duty is of no force, they make it their Study to please each other, not so much because they ought to do so, as because it is a pleasure to themselves ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • ... those who are unjust in one Thing, will be so in others ...

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730), in Alexander Pettit et al., eds, Fantomina and Other Works ()
  • Laurels acquir'd in youth, in age decay, / Or by superior force are torn away, / To deck some new-made, hated, favourite's brow, / Who on the noble ruin great does grow.

    • Eliza Haywood,
    • in Alexander Dyce, ed., Specimens of British Poetesses ()

Eliza Haywood, English writer

(1693 - 1756)

 
Born: Elizabeth Fowler.