Excerpt from Eliza Haywood's "Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze."

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Excerpt from Eliza Haywood's "Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze."


Eliza Haywood


Haywood, Eliza. “Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze.” Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze., Mary Mark Ockerbloom, accessed February 12, 2020, digital.library.upenn.edu/women/haywood/fantomina/fantomina.html.


Published in 1724


Natalia Burgdorf


Adam Smith, “Pressures on different classes to behave morally according to Adam Smith,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 12, 2020, https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/484.






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"She was young, a Stranger to the World, and consequently to the Dangers of it; and having no Body in Town, at that Time, to whom she was oblig'd to be accountable for her Actions, did in every Thing as her Inclinations or Humours render'd most agreeable to her: Therefore thought it not in the least a Fault to put in practice a little Whim which came immediately into her Head, to dress herself as near as she could in the Fashion of those Women who make sale of their Favours, and set herself in the Way of being accosted as such a one, having at that Time no other Aim, than the Gratification of an innocent Curiosity.— She had no sooner design'd this Frolick, than she put it in Execution; and muffling her Hoods over her Face, went the next Night into the Gallery-Box, and practising as much as she had observ'd, at that Distance, the Behaviour of that Woman, was not long before she found her Disguise had answer'd the Ends she wore it for"


Eliza Haywood, “Excerpt from Eliza Haywood's "Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze.",” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/486.

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