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Date: 1696

Fancy may over-rule reason

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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Date: 1712, 1736

One may be a Lord but in Title, a vassal in Effect, "Whom Lust controuls, and wild Desires direct"

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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Date: 1712, 1736

There are sovereign Lords "Whom Lust controuls, and wild Desires direct; / The Reigns of Empire but such Hands disgrace, / Where Passion, a blind Driver, guides the Race."

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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Date: 1736

Reason may over-rule fancy

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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Date: 1736

Love and Reason may make war within one's breast

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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