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Date: November 25, 1707; 1708

"That wrathful Frown, / Your Eyes fierce glancing, and your changing Visage, / Now pale as Death, now purpled o'er with Flame, / Give me to know your Passions are at odds, / And your whole Soul is up in Arms within."

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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Date: 1709

A Lady wounded in love may "strive to conquer Hearts, / And triumph o'er their Pain"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709

A form may be shot into the soul

— Gould, Robert (b. 1660?, d. in or before 1709)

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Date: 1709

"Her Mind, 'tis true, the Tyrant [Sorrow] did invade, / But her all-bright'ning Eyes cou'd fear no Shade."

— Gould, Robert (b. 1660?, d. in or before 1709)

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Date: 1709

"[W]ould not one believe her Charms are sufficient to conquer a thousand Hearts?"

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1709

"That fatal Night the Duke felt hostile Fires in his Breast, Love was entred with all his dreadful Artillery; he took possession in a moment of the Avenues that lead to the Heart! neither did the resistance he found there serve for any thing but to make his Conquest more illustrious."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1709

"With Eyes that Languish and with Conquer'd Hearts / We own your Pow'r, your Raptures, Flames and Darts: / Charm more than You."

— Gould, Robert (b. 1660?, d. in or before 1709)

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Date: 1710 [1719, 1729]

"Religion, free from Pomp, yet still Divine, / All Hearts and Eyes she conquers with her Charms, And with her Love the willing People warms."

— Oldisworth, William (1680-1734)

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Date: 1710, 1714

"He shou'd set afoot the powerfullest Facultys of his Mind, and assemble the best Forces of his Wit and Judgment, in order to make a formal Descent on the Territorys of the Heart: resolving to decline no Combat, nor hearken to any Terms, till he had pierc'd into its inmost Provinces, and reach'd ...

— Cooper, Anthony Ashley, third earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713)

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Date: 1710, 1714

"Here the fantastick Tribe it-self seems scandaliz'd. A Civil War begins. The major part of the capricious Dames range themselves on Reason's side, and declare against the languid Syren. Ambition blushes at the offer'd Sweet. Conceit and Vanity take superiour Airs. Even Luxury her-self, in her po...

— Cooper, Anthony Ashley, third earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713)

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