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Date: 1747-8

Imaginations may be "un-reined"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

Passion may blind the judgment and help on meditated delusion

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

"And is it not philosophy carried to the highest pitch, for a man to conquer such tumults of soul as I am sometimes agitated by, and, in the very height of the storm, to be able to quaver out an horse-laugh?"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

Lovelace has not made "assiduity and obsequiousness, and a conquest of his unruly passions, any part of his study"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

Lovelace has found, "[A] first passion thoroughly subdued, made the conqueror of it a rover; the conqueress a tyrant"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

"There is no triumph in force! No conquest over the will! --No prevailing, by gentle degrees, over the gentle passions!"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

Clarissa gives an instance "of a passion conquered, when there were so many inducements to give way to it"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

"Having lost her, my whole soul is a blank."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

"[W]hen my mind is made such wax, as to be fit to take what impression she pleases to give it."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1747-8

"Because a woman's heart may be at one time adamant, at another wax."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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