A beloved may be a "Regent within" and "sit throned in [a lover's] Heart"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

Place of Publication
Printed for the Author by Dillon Chamberlaine
Published serially, 1765-1770
A beloved may be a "Regent within" and "sit throned in [a lover's] Heart"
Metaphor in Context
Here, I threw myself precipitately at her Feet, Pardon, pardon, my Louisa, I cried, O pardon the misdeeming Transports of your Lover, and pardon the Faults that Love alone could commit. My Enemies are foreign to me, they are their Injuries affect me not; but you are Regent within, my Louisa, you sit throned in my Heart, and the Presumption of an Offence from you makes strange Uproar in my Soul. Well, says she, reaching her Hand and smiling through Tears, since it is so, poor Soul, here is the golden Sceptre for you, I think I must take you to Mercy.

I caught her Hand, and impressed my very Spirit on the Wax, and my Lady, casting her Arms about us, and kissing us both, in Turns, requested that we should go and carry some Consolation to her dear repining Lewis.
(pp. 192-3)
Searching "throne" and "heart" in HDIS (Prose)
17 entries in the ESTC (1765, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1776, 1777, 1782, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794).

Text from The Fool of Quality, or, the History of Henry Earl of Moreland. (Dublin: Printed for the Author by Dillon Chamberlaine, 1765-1770). <Link to ECCO>. Note, vol. 2 is dated 1766, vol. 3 1768, vol. 4 1769, vol. 5 1770.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.