A beloved may make her lover's heart a "Sov'reign Throne" and "reign unrivall'd there"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

Place of Publication
Printed for T. Norris, A. Bettesworth, J. Harding, and Sold by J. Woodward
A beloved may make her lover's heart a "Sov'reign Throne" and "reign unrivall'd there"
Metaphor in Context
O thou most charming kind Temptation,
More fragrant than the sweet Carnation,
Soft as the Belly of a Snail,
And brighter than the Glow-worm's Tail;
Oh that I durst, or was but free
T'improve this Opportunity,
In paying to so dear a Creature
The warm Acknowledgments of Nature;
But I alas am riveted
By Wounds and Bruises to my Bed,
And to my Grief by spiteful chance
Am doom'd to present Impotence;
Besides to this unlucky Bar
Ill Fortune adds a greater far,
Which is the plighted Faith between
My self and Beauty's only Queen,
A certain Princess young and gay,
Whose Name is Fair Dulcinea,
Born at Toboso, she alone
Has made my Heart her Sov'reign Throne,
Where I have vow'd that she shall bear
The Rule, and reign unrivall'd there.
Searching "heart" and "throne" in HDIS (Poetry)
At least 3 entries in the ESTC (1710, 1711, 1713).

See The Life and Notable Adventures of That Renown’d Knight, Don Quixote De La Mancha. Merrily Translated Into Hudibrastick Verse. Part I. For the Month of October. To Be Continued Till the Whole History Is Compleated. By Edward Ward. (London: Printed for T. Norris at the Looking Glass, and A. Bettesworth at the Red Lyon on London Bridge; and sold by J. Woodward in Scalding-Alley over against Stocks Market, 1710-11). <Link to ESTC> [Published in six monthly parts.]
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.