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Date: 1765 [1764]

"The friar, who knew nothing of the youth but what he had learnt occasionally from the princess, ignorant of what became of him, and not sufficiently reflecting on the impetuosity of Manfred's temper, conceived that it might not be amiss to sow the seeds of jealousy in his mind."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"This bitter taunt galled the soul of Manfred."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"No, Isabella, said the princess, I should not deserve this incomparable parent, if the inmost recesses of my soul harboured a thought without her permission."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"Jerome was heartily grieved to discover his son's inclination for that Princess; and leaving him to his rest; promised in the morning to acquaint him with important reasons for conquering his passion."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"Theodore had almost declared for her rival, made her determine to conquer her passion, and cede the beloved object to her friend."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"There is not a sentiment engraven on my heart, that does not venerate you and yours."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1765 [1764]

"No, Bianca; his heart was ever a stranger to me--but he is my father, and I must not complain."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1766

Dimples may make an absolute conquest of some man's heart

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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Date: 1766

A father may think it his duty to conquer faults in his child "which, when strengthened by time and habit, must prove incorrigible"

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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Date: 1766

One "might find it necessary to his ease, to conquer passions which he durst not indulge"

— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)

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