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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

"I could not conquer my Passion for you, I corrected myself, and resolved, since you would not be mine upon my Terms, you should upon your own"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

"For, let me tell my sweet Girl, that, after having been long tost by the boisterous Winds of a more culpable Passion, I have now conquer'd it, and am not so much the Victim of your Love, all charming as you are, as of your Virtue."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

One may resolve, "since he could not conquer his Passion for me, to make me his with Honour"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

One may "resolve to conquer, if possible, [a] guilty Passion"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

"'Tis pity [...] that a Man who could conquer his Passions so far, could not subdue them intirely"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741 [1740]; continued in 1741

Pamela is apt to look upon sheepishness "as an outward Fence or Inclosure, as I may say, to his Virtue, which might keep off the lighter Attacks of Immorality, the Hussars of Vice, as I may say, who are not able to carry on a formal Siege against his Morals"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1742

"But what hurt her most was, that in reality she had not so entirely conquered her Passion; the little God lay lurking in her Heart, tho' Anger and Disdain so hoodwinked her, that she could not see him"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

"Lady Booby found good Reason to doubt whether she had so absolutely conquered her Passion, as she had flattered herself"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

One may be "a great Enemy to the Passions" and, like Parson Adams, preach "nothing more than the Conquest of them by Reason and Grace"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

"Yes, Joseph, my Eyes whether I would or no, must have declared a Passion I cannot conquer"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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