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Date: 1740

"Thus lawless conquerors our town restore, / With the sad marks of their inhuman power; / No art, nor time, such ravage can repair; / No superstructure can these ruins bear."

— Dixon, Sarah (1671/2-1765)

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Date: 1740

"I could not conquer my Love; so I conquer'd a Pride."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

One may try in vainto conquer a Passion for someone

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"I could not conquer my Passion for you, I corrected myself, and resolved, since you would not be mine upon my Terms, you should upon your own"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"For, let me tell my sweet Girl, that, after having been long tost by the boisterous Winds of a more culpable Passion, I have now conquer'd it, and am not so much the Victim of your Love, all charming as you are, as of your Virtue."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

One may resolve, "since he could not conquer his Passion for me, to make me his with Honour"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

One may "resolve to conquer, if possible, [a] guilty Passion"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"'Tis pity [...] that a Man who could conquer his Passions so far, could not subdue them intirely"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740, 1742

Pamela is apt to look upon sheepishness "as an outward Fence or Inclosure, as I may say, to his Virtue, which might keep off the lighter Attacks of Immorality, the Hussars of Vice, as I may say, who are not able to carry on a formal Siege against his Morals"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1741-2

A "wounded conscience" may throb beneath a star, and shake one's "fabric with intestine war"

— Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1766)

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