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Date: 1719

"[H]e now concludes his Mistress false, repents the Tenderness he has had for her, and tho' she still appears as lovely to his Fancy as ever, she grows odious to his Judgment, and resolves to use his utmost Efforts to banish her Idea from his Heart."

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

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Date: 1719

"I am not vain enough of mine [beauty], to assure my self of making a Conquest of your Heart."

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

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Date: 1719

"No, Madam, reply'd I, 'tis not Violetta has that Power, but she, who unknowing that she did so, caught at first sight the Victory o're my Soul."

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

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Date: 1719

"My Lord, said he, as soon as they were alone, my perfidious Mistress, failing to make a Conquest of your Heart, is still willing to preserve that she had attain'd over mine."

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

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Date: 1719

"Melliora thought she had done a very heroick Action, and sate herself down on the Bed-side, in a pleas'd Contemplation of the Conquest, she believ'd her Virtue had gain'd over her Passion."

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

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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: 1713, 1719

"This Fancy having once taken Root, grew apace, and branch'd it self forth into a thousand vain Conceits."

— Barker, Jane (1675-1743)

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Date: 1713, 1719

"Thus my Thoughts play'd at Racket, and seldom minded the Line of Reason"

— Barker, Jane (1675-1743)

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