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Adam Smith describes an economic system designed such that individual greed and selfish passions are leveraged to do societal good. He intends to phase out the mercantilist system that was dominant at the time.

Specifically, this excerpt is on Smith's thoughts on love and how it affects people as an emotion and a passion.

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The narrator gives her account of the physical and psychological profile of the Surinamese natives in Oroonoko. She draws comparisons to the Garden of Eden before the Original Sin.

Thomas Stothard's %22Yorick, the Lady, and the Monk%22 (%22The Snuff-box%22) for Sterne's %22A Sentimental Jou.pdf
A pictorial representation of a famous scene between Yorick, the lady, and the monk - where they exchange snuff boxes.

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A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823

David Hume makes an argument about the change of passions and emotions that a human mind conveys when it meets different situations.

Arria (left) is shown visiting her husband Paetus who had joined an uprising against the emperor Claudius and was later imprisoned. She reminds him that suicide is the honorable option for a Roman prisoner. Arria will eventually demonstrate by…


An excerpt from Chapter 2 The Vicar of Wakefield which captures the sentimental experience of courtship through an account of the daily routine led by the involved families

A plate from the 1742 deluxe edition of Richardson's Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded showing Mr. B intercepting Pamela's first letter home to her mother.

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In Shamela, as in other novels of the 18th century, the word "violence" is found adjacent to "passion"
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