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Date: 1741

"[F]ly for ever from my Sight, lest I stamp Deformity on every Limb, and make thy Body as hideous as thy Soul"

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

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Date: December 1742

"Honour erected in thy breast its throne, / And kind Humanity was all thy own."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1744

"but the French being a people in whom the love of glory is the predominant passion, were more than any other nation charmed with the greatness of that prince's soul."

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

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Date: 1744

"[W]e are here idle at present, but shall not long be so; and you will have occasions enough to prove your courage, and gratify that love of arms which, my brother informs me, is the predominant passion of your soul."

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

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Date: 1744

Beauty and the charms of a woman's conversation can make a conquest of a lover's heart far more complete than any prospect of interest could have done

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

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Date: 1744

"[Y]our eyes, at first sight, subdued my heart; but your virtue has since made a conquest of my soul"

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

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Date: 1744

"[H]eaven will sure excuse the error of an inclination which is born with us, and which not all our reason is of force to conquer"

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

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Date: 1744

"[T]he charming image of a city's brightest ornament" may be engraven on the heart by "the god of love ... in characters too indelible ever to be erased"

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

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Date: 1744

"Burn this paper, I conjure you, the moment you have read it; but lay the contents of it up in your heart never to be forgotten."

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

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Date: 1746

"And with him took none but O'Neil, / Whose heart he found as true as steel"

— Graham, Dougal (bap. 1721, d. 1779)

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