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Date: 1719

"D'elmont, tho' he was a little startled to find her so much more Mistress of her Temper then he believ'd she could be, yet resolv'd to make all possible use of this Opportunity, which probably might be the last he shou'd ever have, look'd on her as she spoke, with Eyes so piercing, so sparkling ...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1719

"Sure I am, all that Disdain and Rage could inspire Malice with, had been inflicted on you, but you well know my Soul is of another Stamp."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1719

"Books were, as it were, Preparatives to Love, and by their softening Influence, melted the Soul, and made it fit for amorous Impressions"

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1719

"There is nothing more certain, than that Love, tho' it fills the Mind with a thousand charming Ideas, which those untouch'd by that Passion are not capable of conceiving; yet it entirely takes away the Power of Utterance, and the deeper Impression it had made on the Soul, the less we are able to...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1722

"I got into an Arbor in the Garden, to peruse the dear Contents, which I very well remember, and are too deeply engraven in my Mind, ever to be forgotten."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1734

"Besides the five Senses, the Naturalists generally speak of a Sensorium, or common Sense, which they reckon the ground of all Sensation, or a Medium, as it were, for modifying the Impressions and conveying them to the Mind."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"We may see God indeed in his Works, for the Heavens declare his Glory, and there may be an impression of his almighty Power upon our minds some other way than by our own Reasoning or making Inferences from the things that strike our Senses."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"And there seems to be the like Impression on the Minds of the generality of Mankind, very much to the honour of the divine Wisdom, that God draws Order out of Confusion."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1736

"He illustrated this Truth by many Arguments, as well as by a great Number of Examples from the History of past Times, and his own Observation of the present; and that what he said to her might be the more deeply imprinted on her Mind, he obliged her every day to repeat to him the Subject of thei...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1736

"She was pleased with the Person and Address of her Lover; her Heart confessed the Impression he had made on it; the tender Impulse thrill'd in every Part; she languish'd; she almost died away between his Arms."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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