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Date: 1696

"This shall be the Banquet of my Mind, all Times, besides those Devoted to my Sighs, and Sadness!"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1696

"Sure (replies Melora calmly) you take me for some other Person, since I dare boldly say, my Conscience, my Soul's faithful Register, does not accuse me with so much Injustice, as ever to have an Inclination to Curse a Stranger, much less one who bears the Religious Show; which I, in all Persons,...

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1696

"I will, in every particular, obey you, (answers that Dejected Man) but e'er I go, I wou'd, on my Knees, implore what will, in you, be an Act of Mercy, almost above a Mortal; and bring to my despairing Soul, the only Balsam, that can heal it's rancorous Wounds, and deter my Desperate Hand, from C...

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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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

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