Quotation by Sarah Fielding

I often used to think myself in the case of the fox-hunter, who, when he had toiled and sweated all day in the chase as if some unheard-of blessing was to crown his success, finds at last all he has got by his labor is a stinking nauseous animal. But my condition was yet worse than his; for he leaves the loathsome wretch to be torn by his hounds, whilst I was obliged to fondle mine, and meanly pretend him to be the object of my love.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist. Last chapter of Henry Fielding's Journey from This World to the Next (1743). Anna Boleyn, in "The History of Anna Boleyn," (1743).

Attributed to Sarah Fielding.
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