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Date: 1701

"So when against the Tide the Sailor toils / to force his loaded Bark, the Current foils / His Pains, down Stream the master'd Vessel's drove"

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

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Date: 1701

Reason may be "conquer'd by more powerful Love"

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

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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: 1703

"But Beauty, bewitching Beauty, has Power at any time to unlock the Closet of my Breast; your Charms are irresistibly engaging"

— Centlivre, Susanna (c.1670-1723); Moliére (1622-1673)

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Date: 1734

"Alas! that I shou'd view your Heart in the Mirror of my own!"

— Cooke, Thomas (1703-1756); Terence (c. 190 - 159 B.C.)

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Date: 1739

"And as the Author very well says, whose Name I've forgot, Man is in this World like a Bird upon a Bough, the Bough is fix'd to the Tree, he who is fix'd to the Tree follows good Precepts, good Precepts are better than fine Words, fine Words are found at Court, at Court are Courtiers, Courtiers f...

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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Date: 1739

A mind may be a mind so "famish'd for Drollery, that can taste the silly things this Play is season'd with"

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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Date: 1739

"Yes, Speech is Animi Index, & Speculum; 'tis the Interpreter of the Heart, 'tis the Image of the Soul."

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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Date: 1739

Speech is "a Mirror that plainly represents to us the most hidden Secrets of us Individuals."

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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Date: 1739

"I have had some Scruples, Madam, and opened the Eyes of my Mind upon what I was a doing"

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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