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Date: 1703

"Virtue its Splendor ever will retain, / And Wisdom still an inward State maintain; / Still in the Soul with a Majestick Grandeur reign."

— Chudleigh [née Lee], Mary, Lady Chudleigh (bap. 1656, d. 1710)

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Date: 1703

"Thrice blest are they who're with interior Graces crown'd, / Whose Minds with rational Delights abound"

— Chudleigh [née Lee], Mary, Lady Chudleigh (bap. 1656, d. 1710)

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Date: 1703, 1718

"Passions Subjection to their Guide disown, / Insult their Soveraign, and subvert his Throne"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703, 1718

Fancy may "fickle reign in Reason's Seat, / And Thy wild Empire, Anarchy, uphold"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703, 1718

Tyrant desires subject man to "various Servitude, and endless Change of Pain"

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1703

Christian doctrine makes us free "From the slavery of our Lusts and Passions."

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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Date: 1703

"Freedom from the slavery of our passions and lusts, from the tyranny of vicious habits and practices. And this, which is the saddest and worst kind of bondage, the Doctrine of the Gospel is a most proper and powerful means to free us from; and this is that which I suppose is principally intended...

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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Date: 1703

"Wickedness and vice is the bondage of the will, which is the proper seat of liberty: and therefore there is no such slave in the world, as a man that is subject to his lusts; that is under the tyranny of strong and unruly passions, of vicious inclinations and habits."

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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Date: 1703

"This man is a slave to many Masters, who are very imperious and exacting; and the more he yieldeth to them, with the greater tyranny and rigour they will use him. One passion hurries a man one way, and another drives him fiercely another; one lust commands him upon such a service, and another ca...

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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Date: 1703

"The Son of God hath done that which is sufficient on his part to vindicate mankind from the slavery of their Lusts and Passions: and if we will vigorously set about the work, and put forth our endeavours, we may rescue our selves from this bondage."

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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