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" I might, perhaps, sometimes be presumptuous enough to estimate his discernment at no higher a rate than my own; but the case is otherwise now. Mistake me not, my dear Fleetwood. I am not idle and thoughtless enough, to promise to sink my being and individuality... "
Fleetwood: Or, The New Man of Feeling - Page 276
by William Godwin - 1805
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Fleetwood

William Godwin - Fiction - 2000 - 541 pages
...Fleetwood. I am not idle and thoughtless enough, to promise to sink my being and individuality in yours. I shall have my distinct propensities and preferences....occurs of reflection, of experience, of judgment, or of prudential consideration, I shall always listen to your wisdom with undissembled deference. In...
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England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary ...

Julie A. Carlson, Professor of English and Comparative Literature Julie A Carlson - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 328 pages
...sink my being and individuality in yours. I shall have my distinct propensities and preferences. ... In me you will have a wife, and not a passive machine" (187). 53. According to Pollin, this phrase from Political Justice is a "favorite term of Godwin's...
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