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Date: 1661

"Peace brings him in, Olive his Temples binds, / And his great virtues conquer hearts and minds."

— Pordage, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. c. 1691)

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Date: 1682

"Sh'has o'er my Soul an easie Conquest won."

— Pordage, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. c. 1691)

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Date: 1682

"We are carry'd Up to the Heavens, and Down again into the Deep, by Turns; so long as we are govern'd by our Affections, and not by Virtue: Passion, and Reason, are a kind of Civil War within us; and as the one, or the other has Dominion, we are either Good, or Bad."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

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Date: 1685

"Victorious Reason" may "afford / A Nobler Conquest then the Sword"

— Philips, John (1676-1709)

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Date: 1687

Siege and storming of the heart

— Cutts, John, Baron Cutts of Gowran (1660/1-1707)

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Date: 1687

Cupids in air y forms do move and conspire "conquering ev'ry Heart, or setting it on Fire"

— Cutts, John, Baron Cutts of Gowran (1660/1-1707)

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Date: 1687

"So crowds of anxious Thoughts on ev'ry side, / Invade my Soul."

— Ayres, Philip (1638-1712)

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Date: 1689

"She's fair enough, only she wants the art / To set her Beauties off as they can doe, / And that's the cause she ne'er heard any woo, / Nor ever yet made conquest of a heart."

— Cotton, Charles (1630-1687)

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Date: 1689

And yet there is, there is one prize / Lock'd in an adamantine Breast; / Storm that then, Love, if thou be'st wise, / A Conquest above all the rest, / Her Heart, who binds all Hearts in chains, / Castanna's Heart untouch'd remains."

— Cotton, Charles (1630-1687)

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Date: 1691

"Thus might I have e'ne gone on to Doomsday without their minding a word I said, for by this time the Fumes of the Liquor, which it seems they had been tunning in all that day, conquer'd that little Reason they had left, and threw 'em all into a bruitish sleep."

— Dunton, John (1659–1732)

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