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Date: 1661

"Peace brings him in, Olive his Temples binds, / And his great virtues conquer hearts and minds."

— Pordage, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. c. 1691)

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Date: 1661

"[T]hrough ev'ry Breast [Faith] goes, invades their Minds, which, all-possest / By her great Deitie, each Soul doth prove / Her Altar, burning by her Sacred Love"

— Ross, Thomas (bap. 1620, d. 1675)

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Date: 1667

"She that can Conquer, can reclaim a heart"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

One may scorn disguise and meaner Arts and "with a native Honour" conquer Hearts

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Within my heart Thy [the Lord's] love shall gain, / Such conquests, that the Trophies shall like Heav'n remain"

— Woodford, Samuel (1636-1700)

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Date: 1674

"Secondly it seem'd to me no less unconceivable, whence that dismal ψυχομαχια or intestin war which every Man too frequently feels within himself, and whereof even St. Paul himself so sadly complained, when (in Epist. ad Roman. cap. 3.) he cries out, video aliam legem in membris meis repugnantem ...

— Charleton, Walter (1620–1707)

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Date: 1674

"What then can remain to cause this dire war daily observed within us, betwixt the allurements of our Sense, on one side, and the grave dictates of our Mind, on the other; but two distinct Agents, the Rational Soul and the Sensitive, coexistent within us, and hotly contending about the conduct of...

— Charleton, Walter (1620–1707)

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Date: 1675

"I see these are not arts, / To conquer the Madona's hearts"

— Cotton, Charles (1630-1687); Lucian (c.120- d. after 180)

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Date: 1676

"Music so softens and disarms the mind."

— Etherege, Sir George (1636-1691/2)

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Date: 1676

Daggers, darts, and poisoned arrows may remove thoughts from the breast

— Etherege, Sir George (1636-1691/2)

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