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"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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"August and Open, as the Hero's Mind, / Be her capacious Courts design'd."

— Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

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The "Great Father's Character" may be found "Visibly stampt upon the Hero's mind."

— Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

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"O'er Sense, o'er Reason, and o'er Love it Rules, / Custom, the Guardian, and the guide of Fools."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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"E'er since which time, unhappy Lovers see, / Their Passion ne'er can be from Tempests free / It Ebbs and Flows, unfixt, not long the same, / A rowling Ocean of tumultuous Flame."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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"My Heart's his Throne, yet Rebel Passions Jar, / Which Fire my Veins, and thro' my Blood make War."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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"Whilst our own Will our Passions shall restrain, / He [Nassaw] gives us each an Empire where to Reign"

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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"Whilst in my Soul Despair her Court maintains, / And with deep Pomp in solid Darkness Reigns."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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"Conscience alone, my awful Judge within, / Does not acquit me of enormous Sin / But God and all his sacred Angels, bear / Witness to this, and will my Justice clear."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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