"But when he consider'd how much he had struggled, and how far he had been from being able to repel Desire, he began to wonder that it cou'd ever enter into his Thoughts, that there was even a Possibility for Woman, so much stronger in her Fancy, and weaker in her Judgment, to suppress the Influence of that powerful Passion, against which, no Laws, no Rules, no Force of Reason, or Philosophy, are sufficient Guard."
— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)
Text from Haywood, Eliza. Secret Histories, Novels and Poems, 4 vols. 2nd ed. (London: printed for Dan. Browne, Jun. and S. Chapman, 1725).