One may "as on the Throne, so in [her] Peoples Hearts / Reign Emperour"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Printed for B. Bernard Lintott
One may "as on the Throne, so in [her] Peoples Hearts / Reign Emperour"
Metaphor in Context
Thus doubly blest with Conquest and with Love,
I humbly bow in Gratitude to Heaven,
And next to you, my Lords, and noble Father;
Who as the second Causes of my re-ascending
The Royal Throne of my redoubted Father
The glorious John Basilovitz I owe
And pay my thanks, where, with the help of Heaven,
And your wise Council, I hope to Reign
The worthy Successor of that great Name;
And as by right, unquestionably just,
I'm now invested in my hereditary and lawful Claim,
I would as on the Throne, so in my Peoples Hearts
Reign Emperour
; therefore I here decree
Universal Pardon to all the Adherents of the late Usurper,
Exempting none.
And further all, who this thrice blessed Day
Shall any Suit present to us, or our fair Bride,
I here pronounce it granted.
Searching "throne" and "heart" in HDIS (Drama)
Only 1 entry in ESTC (1701).

Mary Pix, The Czar of Muscovy. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields By His Majesty's Servants (London: Printed for B. Bernard Lintott, 1701). <Link to ESTC>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.