"How wind ye my Hearts of Gold?"

— Dunton, John (1659-1732)

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Printed for Richard Newcome
"How wind ye my Hearts of Gold?"
Metaphor in Context
And therefore now I began to grow weary of the Life I led, and believ'd it was high time to think of departing. And no wonder! I was so soon on another Frollick, for a wandring Humour found me out as I lay Capering in the Winding-Chambers of Nature, even there I lay forming Idea's of long Voyages, and New Worlds; and perhaps too grunting out, (for 'tis pure Charity to lend a Crutch to a lame Conceit.)

Bout-Ship, Stedy! Stedy! Hard-up! Hard-a-weather! How wind ye my Hearts of Gold? East? or West, and by Nore?

Some say I was no sooner born but my Eyes had Language, and my Looks were offering at Discoveries.
(III, p. 355)
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John Dunton, A Voyage Round the World: or, a Pocket-Library, Divided into several Volumes. The First of which contains the Rare Adventures of Don Kainophilus, From his Cradle to his 15th. Year. The like Discoveries in such a Method never made by any Rambler before. The whole Work intermixt with Essays, Historical, Moral and Divine; and all other kinds of Learning. Done into English by a Lover of Travels. Recommended by the Wits of both Universities. 3 vols. (London: Printed for Richard Newcome, 1691). <Link to EEBO-TCP>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.