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This 1797 encyclopedia entry observes that contemporary texts that discuss passions always include at least one example of a pair. There is not an all-encompassing idea of passions; the very idea of them includes the inherent dichotomy. This claim is…


A book examining the types of passions and emotions of human beings.

This book written in 1810 analyzing the passions and how they affect the human mind.

An annotated passage from Fantomina which analyzes how that passage works with the novel as a whole and eighteenth-century ideas about the human mind.

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An annotated version of paragraph 2 of Haywood'sFantomina. These annotations pay special attention to the perception of women in the 18th century within the context of writings by philosophers such as David Hume and John Locke.

A profound comment was made by Yorick when realizing the German man's intense love for his lost donkey. He proclaims that the people ought to love each other in the way this man loved his donkey, and that the world would be a better place. This…

The picture depicts a variety of passions. The passions are all presented in a way that reflect some of their characteristic, and all these passions are chained to a person who is looking up to the divine grace.


Like the novel, poetry provided a medium for new understandings of the mind in the Restoration period of the 17th century,

One such poem is "Absence." by Samuel Pordage, published in 1660. Towards the end of the poem, the narrator declares that "A…

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Prostitution was rampant in Georgian England, especially around London. It was so common, in fact, that a directory was published annually to list and describe all of the known prostitutes working the streets around Covent Garden for the general…

In Calais, the woman who interests Yorick remarks on their present interaction (holding hands and playing the game of who will let go). She suggests that the heart makes immediate decisions, and most people follow through with those, driven by their…

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