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A quote from "The Life and Opinion of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Sterne, which describes a person's sense of reason being overwhelmed with passion.


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…


A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823

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

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

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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Having first argued for the need to find a suitable general principle to explain the elicitation of pride by such a variety of objects, including those entirely novel, Hume proposes that it arises through a double relation of impressions and ideas.…

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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Maria, from A Sentimental Journey, puts her face in her hands in sorrow as she contemplates her husband and father
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