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‘From this explanation of the nature of fear and things fearful, and of the several dispositions that incline us to fear individually, we may plainly gather what confidence is, and the sort of things that inspire confidence, and the dispositions or habits of mind that incline us to confidence: because confidence is the opposite of fear, and that which inspires the one, the object of the one, is opposite to that which inspires, the object of, the other: and therefore, the hope (which θάρσος implies, its hope) of what is conducive to security, is attended by a fancy’ (or mental representation, or impression, derived from and connected with sense, see on I 11. 6) ‘of their being close at hand, and the expectation’ (ἐλπίς in its alternative, general, sense) ‘of things to be dreaded by a fancy of either their non-existence or remoteness’. This latter fancy being characteristic of fear, defin. § 1, we may infer that the opposite fancy is characteristic of confidence.
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