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Date: 1708

"Gold is the Magnet whose Attraction / Commands his Heart in ev'ry Action: / To that his Avaricious Soul / Points like the Needle to the Pole:"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1708

"You know, Lavinia, once I lov'd you well; / Nor has your Crimes yet chang'd my Heart to Steel."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1708

"But round their Sockets did he rowl / The little Windows of his Soul"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709

A Lady wounded in love may "strive to conquer Hearts, / And triumph o'er their Pain"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

"Blows only pass 'twixt Porters and their Trulls, / Where brutish Rage, instead of Reason, rules, / Those of our Rank, altho' the Cause be great, / Should scorn to jar at such a scoundrel Rate."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

When passion cools, "Reason may again bear Rule"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

"Curse on that foppish Name, that empty Sound ['Honour'], / In whose dark Maze Mens Intellects are drown'd."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

Honour is a "Maggot that infects the giddy Brains / Of Cowards, Foold, rich Knaves, and Curtizans"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

London ladies are "All looking upwards, aiming with their Darts / To wound the Rich, and conquer wealthy Hearts"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709, 1723, 1737, 1759

"What stingy Avarice invades thy Mind?"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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