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Quotation by Sarah Fielding
The supposition that it was possible for any woman to be so mean-spirited as not at least to wish to tear out her rival's eyes was too hard for the digestion of the Cry.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 2 (1754).
In this text, the Cry is the name for a group of hostile critics.
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