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Date: 1700

"But yet, my Lord, we must not drink Despair; that Draught let me throw by, and dash the Goblet, urg'd by the Fiends to hinder future Blessings."

— 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: 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: 1700

"New Joy so crowds my Heart, I cannot bear it."

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: May 1701

"I am gone--oh my Transported Soul,... That like a Bird fain to its nest wou'd fly, / But finds all Plunder'd where it us'd to lye."

— 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: 1704

"Mean while Medea, seiz'd with fierce Desire, / By Reason strives to quench the raging Fire; / But strives in vain!"

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1704

"Wretch, from thy Virgin-Breast this Flame expel, / And soon--Oh cou'd I, all wou'd then be well!"

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1704

"But Love, resistless Love my Soul invades; / Discretion this, Affection that perswades."

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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