"I feel my Soul rise with my Pocket."

— Burnaby, William (1673-1706)

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Printed for Thomas Bennet
"I feel my Soul rise with my Pocket."
Metaphor in Context
And you the occasion. Adieu, Servant.


[Freeman alone opening the Purse.

I came! I saw! I conquer'd! Gold bright as her self! This is the luckyest adventure! Others Solicite, Bribe, Rise early, haunt Courts and great Men's Levees, and follow Fortune in the servile Crowd, but I meet the Goddess less ingag'd, and court her in her lovelyest shape, a Woman; a Woman too that has more Wit and Beauty, than Riches ever gave, or Poverty took away--but what now can this Woman be! She has too much Wit to come from the City, and too much Money to come from the Court-- but to Morrow must unriddle all--I feel my Soul rise with my Pocket --

(looks on the Gold)

Thou lovely God that hast no Atheist! Thou art the Courtier's Promise, the Lawyers Honesty, the Soldiers Courage, and the Widow's Tears--but here is now a Fellow

[Enter Cleremont.]

whose Life is a study'd Idleness--Well, Cleremont, the report is true! I see Marriage writ in thy Face; and after railing at it all thy Life, thou art resolv'd to fall into the Noose at last.
Searching in HDIS (Drama)
First performed in March of 1700. 2 entries in ESTC (1700).

The Reform'd Wife. A Comedy: As it is Acted, At the Theatre-Royal, in Drury-Lane (London: Printed for Thomas Bennet, 1700).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.