"Oh the Oceans of Delight that now flow'd within me!"

— Dunton, John (1659-1732)

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Printed for Richard Newcome
"Oh the Oceans of Delight that now flow'd within me!"
Metaphor in Context
Reader, you are now to suppose me within sight of my Father's House: which as soon as e're I saw, Oh how did my Blood frisk and caper in every Vein! Oh the Oceans of Delight that now flow'd within me! I seem'd even ruin'd with Transport, and undone with Pleasure! my Breast was too narrow to contain my Joys! (III, 57)
C-H Lion
John Dunton, A Voyage Round the World: or, a Pocket-Library, Divided into several Volumes. The First of which contains the Rare Adventures of Don Kainophilus, From his Cradle to his 15th. Year. The like Discoveries in such a Method never made by any Rambler before. The whole Work intermixt with Essays, Historical, Moral and Divine; and all other kinds of Learning. Done into English by a Lover of Travels. Recommended by the Wits of both Universities. 3 vols. (London: Printed for Richard Newcome, 1691). <Link to EEBO-TCP>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.