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Date: 1680

Alll "base drossy thoughts, that soil'd the life and lustre of [one's] Judgement may vanish

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1681

"[S]he bore swiftly round us, and we went after large Top-sails a trip, though one of our hearts of Gold making a shot at her, rak'd her fore and aft."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1686

"Charm her with tender and obliging words, and make her heart like Gold within a Furnace; Melt down before the Language of my Love."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1694

"Pray mind me, Sir, to shew my Shape and Aire; that as the Loadstone does the Obedient Iron--should draw by force to me all Hearts but yours--."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1698

"I'll warrant him a true Englishman by that, come hearts of Gold, begin another Brimmer, come prosperity to Trade."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1700

"Hah, what did I say I Trembl'd, 'tis impossible, can my Heart tremble, that is steel'd with Power?"

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1700

"Steel your Hearts with Honour first; then with Generous Resolution; and let Aurelia nobly guide your Steps into the Temple of Perpetual Glory"

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1703

"Ah! Heart of Oak, true as Steel I warrant thee; what, you must needs know Mr. Queenlove."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1713

"These purer thoughts, from gross alloys refined, / With heavenly raptures elevate the mind."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"Alvarez has a Heart of Steel."

— 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.