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Date: 1700

"As it can't but be uneasie to the Person who pays it, so he who receives it will be sometimes disappointed when he expects to find it, for that Woman must be endow'd with a Wisdom and Goodness much above what we suppose the Sex capable of, I fear much greater than e're a Man can pretend to, who ...

— Astell, Mary (1666–1731)

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Date: 1700, 1717

"This Helenus to great AEneas told, / Which I retain, e'er since in other Mould: / My Soul was cloath'd; and now rejoice to view / My Country Walls rebuilt, and Troy reviv'd anew, / Rais'd by the fall: Decreed by Loss to Gain; / Enslav'd but to be free, and conquer'd but to reign."

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1700

"My Heart's his Throne, yet Rebel Passions Jar, / Which Fire my Veins, and thro' my Blood make War."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"All Hearts you Conquer, as you Conquer mine"

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"Reason and Love wage an Eternal War"

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700, 1705

"Wit is a Standing-Army Government, / And Sense a sullen stubborn P---t."

— Defoe, Daniel (1660?-1731)

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Date: 1701

Reason may be "conquer'd by more powerful Love"

— Sherburne, Sir Edward (bap. 1616, d. 1702)

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Date: 1702

'Tis Lust, (not Love) and Reason, that are Foes

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1702

"But there is one soft Minute, when the Mind / Is left unguarded," during which "the wise Lover understanding right, /Steals in like Day upon the Wings of Light."

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1702

"But see! the Sultan comes!--my beating Heart / Bounds with exulting Motion, Hope, and Fear, / Fight with alternate conquest in my Breast."

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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