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Date: 1749

"Thus, not all the Charms of the incomparable Sophia; not all the dazzling Brightness, and languishing Softness of her Eyes; the Harmony of her Voice, and of her Person; not all her Wit, good Humour, Greatness of Mind, or Sweetness of Disposition, had been able so absolutely to conquer and enslav...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

A woman may conquer the Heart of lover in a certain dress, and perhaps of some others; yet she may think that the Addition of Finery would much improve her Charms, and extend her Conquests

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

A fellow may number among his conquests the triumph over the heart of a woman

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

By carelessly letting a Handkerchief drop from her Neck, than the Heart of lover may be entirely taken, and "the fair Conqueror" may enjoy the usual Fruits of her Victory

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

A lover may find sufficient Opportunities to engage his beloved's Heart and then make an easy Conquest of her

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

"I am not used, Madam, said Jones, to submit to such sudden Conquests; but as you have taken my Heart by Surprize, the rest of my Body hath a Right to follow"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

One may endeavor to conquer a passion which has no hope of succeeding

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

The "internal Somewhat" may be considered "as sitting on its Throne in the Mind, like the Lord High Chancellor of this Kingdom in his Court; where it presides, governs, directs, judges, acquits and condemns according to Merit and Justice; with a Knowledge which nothing escapes, a Penetration whic...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

One may feel a "glowing Warmth" which fills the Breast, on the first Contemplation of a Victory over his Passion

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1749

"Sophia soon returned to his Imagination, and allayed the Joy of his Triumph with no less bitter Pangs than a good-natured General must feel when he surveys the bleeding Heaps, at the Price of whose Blood he hath purchased his Laurels; for thousands of tender Ideas lay murdered before our ...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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