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Date: 1667

"Now I'm again possest / Of that late fugitive, my Breast"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"But yet my self I may subdue; / And that's the nobler Empire of the two"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"She that can Conquer, can reclaim a heart"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

One may scorn disguise and meaner Arts and "with a native Honour" conquer Hearts

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Those kind Impressions which Fate can't controul, / Are Heaven's mintage on a worthy Soul."

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

" (Your Mind b'ing more transcendent than your State, / For while but Knees to this, Hearts bow to that,)"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Nor was thy Head so worthy as thy Heart; / Where the Divine Impression shin'd so clear"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Yet all those billows in your breast did meet / A heart so firm, so loyal, and so sweet, / That over them you greater conquest made / Than your Immortal Father ever had."

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Yet by Impressions born with us we find/ How good, great, just thou art, how unconfin'd."

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"When shall these clogs of Sense and Fancy break, / That I may hear the God within me speak?"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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