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Date: w. 1678, 1702

"[B]e not over-curious to express / Too much Exactness in an outward Dress; / Lest peevish Passion should too oft prevail, / To banish Reason from its Throne, and vail / Sound Judgment"

— Mollineux [née Southworth], Mary (1651-1695)

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Date: w. 1678, 1702

"[I]n thy Heart reveal / Eternal Life, as the abiding Seal / Of his endeared Love"

— Mollineux [née Southworth], Mary (1651-1695)

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Date: w. 1684, 1702

"These rugged Walls, less grievous are to me, / Than those bedeck'd with curious Arras be / T'a guilty Conscience; to a wounded Heart, / A Palace cannot palliate that smart: / Tho' drunk with Pleasure, dull with Opiates, / Some seem as Senseless of their sad Estates, / Till on their Dying-Beds Co...

— Mollineux [née Southworth], Mary (1651-1695)

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Date: 1703

"Was she old and deform'd, / Her Wit and her Air, / Would conquer more Hearts, / Than the Young and the Fair."

— Egerton [née Fyge; other married name Field], Sarah (1670-1723)

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Date: 1703

"Those Charms are more noble, / The Lovely and Kind / May vanquish the Body, / She conquers the Mind."

— Egerton [née Fyge; other married name Field], Sarah (1670-1723)

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Date: 1703

"At length my reconcil'd and conquer'd Heart, / When 'twas almost too late own'd thy Desert, / And wishes thou wast still, not that thou never wer't; / Wishes thee still that celebrated Day,/ I lately kept with sympathizing Joy."

— Egerton [née Fyge; other married name Field], Sarah (1670-1723)

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Date: 1703

"His Suff'rings on my Mind a deep Impression leave."

— Chudleigh [née Lee], Mary, Lady Chudleigh (bap. 1656, d. 1710)

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Date: 1703

"My Soul, with softning Airs, prepar'd by Fate, / Took the Impression of that charming Face,"

— Egerton [née Fyge; other married name Field], Sarah (1670-1723)

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Date: 1703

In Ovid "Methinks, I see those Passions well exprest, / Which play the Tyrant in the Mortal Breast"

— Chudleigh [née Lee], Mary, Lady Chudleigh (bap. 1656, d. 1710)

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Date: c. 1862

"After great pain, a formal feeling comes -- / The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs -- / The stiff Heart questions 'was it He, that bore,' / And 'Yesterday, or Centuries before'?"

— Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)

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