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Date: Friday, February 24, 1727

" Nay, some grave Reasoners and Refiners upon this Subject have gone farther, and maintain'd that a stanch Politician ought not only to be exempt from Intemperance, Effeminacy, and other common Frailties of human Nature; but should also enfranchize his Mind from the Dominion of what are commonly ...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: 1730

"They [women] would meet our Inclinations three parts of the way, but that Pride is their predominant Passion, and 'tis a greater Gratification to 'em to make a Man their Slave, than their Gallant."

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: 1730

"I was in hopes his mean Attempt on my Virtue, had banish'd every tender Thought of him from my Breast"

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: June 22, 1731

"But Heaven, who knows our Frame, and graciously distinguishes between Frailty and Presumption, will make a Difference, tho' Man cannot, who sees not the Heart, but only judges by the outward Action."

— Lillo, George (1691/3-1739)

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Date: 1734 [1735?]

"Some ruling Passion lurks in ev'ry Breast"

— Paget, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742)

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Date: 1734 [1735?]

"Whate'er we do, the Motive's much the same, / 'Tis Impulse governs, under Reason's Name; / Each eagerly some fav'rite End pursues, / And diff'rent Tempers furnish diff'rent Views."

— Paget, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742)

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Date: 1734 [1735?]

"Slave to thy self, whilst Lord of all beside, / Surmount thy Weakness, or renounce thy Pride."

— Paget, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742)

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Date: 1734 [1735?]

"Customs or Int'rests govern all Mankind, / Some Biass cleaves to the unguarded Mind; / Thro' this, as in a false or flatt'ring Glass / Things seem to change their Natures as they pass."

— Paget, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742)

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Date: 1734 [1735?]

"Man, Slave to Sense no higher Bliss can know, / Still measures Things above by Things below."

— Paget, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742)

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Date: 1735

"Tho' Reason's Lord, some ruling Passion's Tool, / The wisest man, in some things, is a Fool"

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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