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Date: 1732

"Amira no sooner saw the Duke's lntent, but she shun'd his Presence, at least as much as possible, without being observ'd, and express'd in every Action so resolute and inborn an Aversion, the Duke judg'd it impossible to be real; never once reflecting his fair Charge might be pre-ingag'd, and th...

— Boyd, Elizabeth (fl. 1727-1745)

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Date: 1736

"He illustrated this Truth by many Arguments, as well as by a great Number of Examples from the History of past Times, and his own Observation of the present; and that what he said to her might be the more deeply imprinted on her Mind, he obliged her every day to repeat to him the Subject of thei...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1736

"She was pleased with the Person and Address of her Lover; her Heart confessed the Impression he had made on it; the tender Impulse thrill'd in every Part; she languish'd; she almost died away between his Arms."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1744, 1753

"But David, altho' the Picture of what Valentine and Cynthia must feel, on hearing such News, was deeply imprinted in his Imagination, and made a strong Effort to subdue his Mind; yet did he preserve Steadiness enough to conquer his own Passions, to comfort his Camilla, and again to restore his l...

— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)

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Date: 1749

"Her tender Heart was at that Instant overflowing in soft Tears, caused by a kind Participation of their present Transport, yet mixed with the deep sad Impression of a Grief her Bosom was full fraught with."

— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)

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Date: 1752

"The secret Charm in the Countenance, Voice, and Manner of the Countess, join'd to the Force of her reasoning, could not fail of making some Impression on the Mind of Arabella"

— Lennox, née Ramsay, (Barbara) Charlotte (1730/1?-1804)

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Date: 1762

"Your constant endeavours have been to inculcate the best principles into youthful minds, the only probable means of mending mankind; for the foundation of most of our virtues, or our vices, are laid in that season of life when we are most susceptible of impression, and when our minds, as on a sh...

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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Date: 1762

"This scene had made too deep an impression on our minds, not to be the subject of our discourse all the way home."

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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Date: 1762

"He reverenced and respected her like a divinity, but hoped that prudence might enable him to conquer his passion, at the same time that it had not force enough to determine him to fly her presence, the only possible means of lessening the impression which every hour engraved more deeply on his h...

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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Date: 1762

"Human nature cannot feel a deeper affliction than now overwhelmed Miss Melvyn; wherein Sir Charles bore as great a share, as the easiness of his nature was capable of;--but his heart was not susceptible, either of strong, or lasting impressions."

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.