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Date: 1720

"A Thousand Transports crowd his Breast."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: January, 1719; 1720

"Still heavy, at the last my Nose / I prim'd with an inspiring Dose, / Then did the Ideas dance, (dear safe us!) / As they'd been daft."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1721

"For who can hear the Lad complain, / And not participate and feel / His artless undissembled Pain, / Unless he has a Heart of Steel."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"nor is my heart nae mair than yours of steel"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"Our Passions gone, and Reason in her Throne, / Amaz'd we see the Mischiefs we have done!" [citing Waller]

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

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Date: 1722

"Lethargy of Thought" may overwhelm the "Throne of Reason"

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

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Date: 1722

Reflection may be unhing'd; "the noble Seat of Memory fill'd with Chimera's and disjointed Notions; wild and confus'd Ideas" may be whirl'd in the Brain

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

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Date: 1722

The proudest of the female Sex may glory in the Conquest of a Heart

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

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Date: 1722

"Beauclair was more gallant; and believing that if ever he desir'd any greater Testimonies of the Conquest he had made of her Heart, than what her Eyes declar'd, now was the Time to obtain them."

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

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Date: 1722

"Reason, at last, has gain'd a Conquest over all that Softness which has hitherto betray'd me to Contempt"

— 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.