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This painting is of the aftermath of a duel

A painting from the 1789 storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution, after which the Bastille was destroyed.

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

This passage was cited by the Oxford English Dictionary as being related to "passion" as "a count noun: any strong, controlling, or overpowering emotion, as desire, hate, fear, etc.; an intense feeling or impulse."

Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

This is an article that describes the relation between gender and crime in the 18th Century.
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