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Date: 1698

"Contagion seize 'em, Mildews and Blasts destroy her Beauty, stamp her Face as deform'd as her Soul, for, a Plague on her, she's too handsom now."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1698

"But your Eyes teach my Heart the pleasing Bondage, which I desire to Triumph for ever."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1699

"My Friendship even yet does balance Passion; but throw in the least grain more of an affront, and by Heaven you turn the Scale."

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1700

"This Commission, Madam, was my Pasport to the Fair; adding a nobleness to my Passion, it stampt a value on my Love"

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1700

"He speaks, as my own Heart had Coin'd the Words."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1700

"I cannot view you, Madam: For when you speak, all the Faculties of my charm'd Soul crowd to my attentive Ears; desert my Eyes, which gaze insensibly"

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1701

One may "as on the Throne, so in [her] Peoples Hearts / Reign Emperour"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1701

"Here, take me Mother, Father, Wife, take each a part in my Capacious Heart; Reign ever there, as absolute as I o're all my mighty Empires"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1702

"O Woman, Woman, of Artifice created! whose Nature, even distracted, has a Cunning: In vain let Man his Sense, his Learning boast, when Womans Madness over-rules his Reason."

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1706

Reason may still keep "its Throne, but it nods a little"

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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