"Edward could only win your Cities, but Philippa conquers Hearts"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

Place of Publication
Printed for the Author by Dillon Chamberlaine
Published serially, 1765-1770
"Edward could only win your Cities, but Philippa conquers Hearts"
Metaphor in Context
Ah my Country, exclaimed Saint Pierre, it is now that I tremble for You. Edward could only win your Cities, but Philippa conquers Hearts.

Brave Saint Pierre, said the Queen, wherefore look you so dejected? --Ah Madam! replied Saint Pierre, when I meet with such another Opportunity of dying, I shall not regret that I survived this Day.

Here a long Pause ensued. At length the Earl recollected himself. Mr. Meekly, sais he, You have now proved to me your Position more effectually, more convincingly, than all the Powers of Ratiocination could possibly do. While you related the Story of those divine Citizens, I was imperceptibly stolen away and won entirely from Self. I entered into all their Interests, their Passions, and Affections; and was wrapt, as it were, into a new World of delightful Sensibilities. Is this what you call Virtue, what you call Happiness?
(pp. 135-6)
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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.