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Date: 1700

"View your own Charms, Madam, then judge my Passion."

— 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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Date: March 16, 1696/7; 1708

"I fansy I pretty well guess what it is that some Men find mischievous in your 'Essay': 'Tis opening the Eyes of the Ignorant, and rectifying the Methods of Reasoning, which perhaps may undermine some received Errors, and so abridge the Empire of Darkness; wherein, though the Subject wander deplo...

— Molyneux, William (1656-1698)

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Date: (March 2, 1692/3); 1708

"I have but one Child in the World, who is now nigh four Years old, and promises well; his Mother left him to me very young, and my Affections (I must confess) are strongly placed on him. It has pleased God, by the liberal Provisions of our Ancestors, to free me from the toiling Cares of providin...

— Molyneux, William (1656-1698)

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