Reason may "fix it's Empire o'er [one's] Heart"

— Hammond, James (1710-1742)

Place of Publication
w. 1732, 1743, 1752
Reason may "fix it's Empire o'er [one's] Heart"
Metaphor in Context
If Time and Books my lingring Pain can heal,
And Reason fix it's Empire o'er my Heart,
My Patriot Breast a nobler Warmth shall feel,
And glow with Love where Weakness has no part.
Searching "reason" and "empire" in HDIS (Poetry); Found again searching "heart" and "empire" (8/22/2004)
At least 19 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1743, 1745, 1747, 1752, 1754, 1757, 1759, 1762, 1768, 1772, 1780, 1782, 1786, 1789, 1791, 1798).

See Love Elegies. By Mr. H-----nd. Written in the Year 1732. With a Preface by the E. of C---d. (London: Printed for G. Hawkins: and sold by T. Cooper, 1743). <Link to ESTC>

Text from Love Elegies. Written in the Year 1732. The Third Edition. (London: Printed for G. Hawkins ... And sold by M. Cooper, 1752). <Link to ECCO>
Date of Entry

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