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Date: 1741

"Nor durst he say that ought he saw was wrong, / For Fear, his master Passion, ty'd his Tongue."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"If not your wife, let reason's rule persuade; / Name but my fault, amends shall soon be made."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"He knew, that vain was ev'ry Art, design'd / To check the Freedom of the humane Will; / That Restraints could shackle up the Mind, / Which, self-determin'd, kept her Empire still."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

In "th' extended Scene of humane Race," Thoughts were "as various [as] was the Face"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Love, tho' he fetter'd,--led me not aside, / And Virgin Chastity maintain'd its Part; / Tho' Choice inthron'd him in my conscious Breast."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Lord of my Wishes, tho' he reign'd confest / His Empire was still bounded by the Mind / In me, unblemish'd Honour lent the Fire / The mutual Flame to feed,--I thought should ne'er expire."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

A charmer may gain "a mental Empire" "And still a Queen thro' every bosom reign"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Tho' Crouds may change, unfaithful as the Wind! / Can They depose the Monarc from his Mind?"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Great is the Empire of an honest Heart"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Fortune may change the State, not change the Soul"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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