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Quotation by Sarah Fielding
Yet if strict criticism should till frown on our method, let candor and good humor forgive what is done to the best of our judgment, for the sake of perspicuity in the story and the delight and entertainment of our candid reader.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, prologue to part 4 (1754).
In the eighteenth century, "candor" signified impartiality, justice, and kindliness.
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