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Date: 1702

Reason rules with a "God-like, and a Peaceful Hand"

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1702

When Reason's "Pow'r is Despicable grown, / And Rebel Appetites Usurp my Throne, / The Soul no longer quiet Thoughts enjoys; / But all is Tumult, and Eternal Noise."

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1702

"Love is the Monarch Passion of the Mind, / Knows no Superior, by no Laws confin'd; / But triumphs still, impatient of Controul, / O'er all the proud Endowments of the Soul."

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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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: 1703, 1718

"Passions Subjection to their Guide disown, / Insult their Soveraign, and subvert his Throne"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703, 1718

Fancy may "fickle reign in Reason's Seat, / And Thy wild Empire, Anarchy, uphold"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703, 1718

Tyrant desires subject man to "various Servitude, and endless Change of Pain"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703

"Reason rules within, and keeps the throne / While the inferior faculties obey, / And all her laws with reluctance own"

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

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Date: 1703

"Virtue its Splendor ever will retain, / And Wisdom still an inward State maintain; / Still in the Soul with a Majestick Grandeur reign."

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

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Date: 1703

"Thrice blest are they who're with interior Graces crown'd, / Whose Minds with rational Delights abound"

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

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