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Date: 1675

A man may use that Empire that Nature has given him "over poor womens hearts too tyrannically"

— Crowne, John (bap. 1641, d. 1712)

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Date: August, 1674; 1675

"But thou who art not ignorant of my Rivals affairs, tell me, what passes in his Court, in his Soul!"

— Crowne, John (bap. 1641, d. 1712)

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Date: 1680

"Beauty, Love, Constancy, and Wit" may crown the heart

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1700

"Therefore, Faith, and it's Twin-sister, Hope, must rule your Reason."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1706

Honour may reign in the breast of "Gracious Anna"

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1714, 1787

A king may seek "no Empire but in English hearts"

— Welsted, Leonard (1688-1747)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"One Argument is ballanc'd by another, / And Reason Reason meets in doubtful Fight, / And Proofs are countermin'd by equal Proofs. / No more I'll bear this Battel of the Mind, / This inward Anarchy."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1727, 1728

A young man may be "Possess'd of every virtue, grace, and art, / That claims just empire o'er the female heart"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1742

"While o'er my limbs Sleep's soft dominion spread, / What though my soul fantastic measures trod / O'er fairy fields; or mourn'd along the gloom / Of pathless woods; or, down the craggy steep / Hurl'd headlong, swam with pain the mantled pool; / Or scaled the cliff; or danced on hollow winds, / W...

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1742

"So bounded are its haughty lord's delights / To Woe's wide empire; where deep troubles toss, / Loud sorrows howl, envenom'd passions bite, / Ravenous calamities our vitals seize, / And threatening fate wide opens to devour."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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