"'Tis true indeed, that there are few Tempers to be found, wherein these Sensations of the several Passions are in such a Ballance, as in all cases to leave the Mind in a proper State, for considering the Importance of every Action or Event."
— Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746)
See An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections. With Illustrations on the Moral Sense. By the Author of the Inquiry Into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue. (London: Printed by J. Darby and T. Browne, for John Smith and William Bruce, Booksellers in, Dublin; and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman in Pater-Noster-Row, and S. Chandler [London] in the Poultrey, 1728). <Link to ESTC>
Text from Francis Hutcheson, An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, With Illustrations on the Moral Sense, ed. Aaron Garrett (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).