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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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Date: 1706

Honour may reign in the breast of "Gracious Anna"

— D'Urfey, Thomas (1653?-1723)

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Date: 1706

"Ah, my Life's dear Guardian, methinks now you are here, my Heart has Warmth again, and active Motion which, lately like a worn-out Clock, had none."

— 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: 1713

"The hero's presence deep impression makes; / The scenes his soul and body re-unite"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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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: 1717

Beauty is not free from imposture: "Our shining Picts with borrow'd lustre reign, / And o'er our hearts felonious conquests gain"

— Welsted, Leonard (1688-1747)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"I lov'd fair Leonora long before / The Chance of Battel gave me to the Moors, / From whom so late Alonzo set me Free; / And while I groan'd in Bondage, I deputed / This Great Alonzo, whom her Father honours, / To be my gentle Advocate in Love, / To stir her Heart, and fan its Fires for me."

— 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.