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Date: 1671

"He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king is"

— Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Date: 1672

"A heart in loves Empire, tho' jocund, and blyth / From cares, and from fears can never be free"

— Ravenscroft, Edward (c.1650- c.1700)

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Date: 1672, 1727

"The Obligation arises no otherwise from the Love of our Happiness, than the Truth of Propositions concerning the Existence of Things natural, and of their First Cause, which is thence discover'd, arises from the Credit given to the Testimony of our Senses."

— Cumberland, Richard (1632-1718)

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Date: 1672?

A woman may "erect her Throne" in a "sullen Heart"

— Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701)

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Date: 1674, 1686

"For Fancy's like a rough, but ready Horse, / Whose mouth is govern'd more by skill than force; / Wherein (my Friend) you do a Maistry own, / If not particular to you alone; /Yet such at least as to all eyes declares /Your Pegasus the best performs his Ayres."

— Cotton, Charles (1630-1687)

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Date: 1674

"And therefore for the more probable explication of the Phenomena of the Passions which are not raised in the Rational Soul, I found myself obliged to admit her to have a Sensitive one conjoyned with her, to receive her immediate suggestions, and to actuate the body according to her soveraign wil...

— Charleton, Walter (1620-1707)

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Date: 1674

"Secondly it seem'd to me no less unconceivable, whence that dismal ψυχομαχια or intestin war which every Man too frequently feels within himself, and whereof even St. Paul himself so sadly complained, when (in Epist. ad Roman. cap. 3.) he cries out, video aliam legem in membris meis repugnantem ...

— Charleton, Walter (1620-1707)

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Date: 1674

"Though we should grant this Gland to be both the Throne of the Soul, and most easily flexible every way: yet hath Des Cartes left it still unconceivable, how an Immaterial Agent, not infinite, comes to move by impuls a solid body, without the mediation of a third thing that is less disparil or d...

— Charleton, Walter (1620-1707)

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Date: 1674

"In Man indeed, it seems not difficult to conceive, that the Rational Soul, as president of all th'inferiour faculties, and constantly speculating the impressions, or images represented to her by the Sensitive, as by a mirrour; doth first form to herself conceptions and notions correspondent to t...

— Charleton, Walter (1620-1707)

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Date: 1675

A man may use that Empire that Nature has given him "over poor womens hearts too tyrannically"

— Crowne, John (bap. 1641, d. 1712)

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