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Date: 1700

"If not your wife, let reason's rule persuade / Name but my fault, amends shall soon be made."

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1700

One cannot find "A throne so soft as in a woman's mind"

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1701

"My Reason's conquer'd by more powerful Love, / Who rules as Tyrant in my captiv'd Breast."

— Sherburne, Sir Edward (bap. 1616, d. 1702)

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Date: 1706 [1707]

"The Man that's Resolute and Just, / Firm to his Principles and Trust, / Nor Hopes, nor Fears can blind; / No Passions his Designs controll, / Not Love, that Tyrant of the Soul, / Can shake his steddy Mind."

— Walsh, William (bap. 1662, d. 1708)

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Date: 1707, 1710

"So can the pow'rful Grape our Reason cheat, / And o'er our giddy Fancy reign."

— Cobb, Samuel (bap. 1675, d. 1713)

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Date: 1708

"And he thought that Conversation did drive away evil Thoughts, and banish'd that Diversity of Opinions which offer'd themselves to his Mind, and kept him from the Suggestions of evil Thoughts."

— Ockley, Simon (bap. 1679, d. 1720)

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Date: 1710 [1719, 1729]

"The Mind no nobler Wisdom can attain, / Than to inspect and study all the Man: / His awful Looks confess the Race Divine; / In him the Beauties of the Godhead shine: / With Majesty he fills great Reason's Throne, / The Subject World their rightful Monarch own."

— Oldisworth, William (1680-1734)

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Date: 1710 [1719, 1729]

The soul may become "Oblig'd the subject Senses to obey, / And only range, where they direct the Way"

— Oldisworth, William (1680-1734)

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Date: 1712

"For as th'Almighty's Throne is fix'd on high, / (Far from these lower Spheres, and arched Sky) / Where Seraphs, and Cherubic Orders stand, / Attend the Nod, and wait the blest Command; / Then with Angelic Motion swift obey, / And instantly / themselves to farthest Worlds con...

— Cobb, Samuel (1675-1713); Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Quillet, Claudius (fl.1640-1656)

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Date: 1712, 1736

One may be a Lord but in Title, a vassal in Effect, "Whom Lust controuls, and wild Desires direct"

— Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735)

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