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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: 1741 [1740]

One's mind may be "big with some important Meaning"

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

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Date: 1741 [1740]

Novels and Romances may be "unnaturally inflaming to the Passions, and so full of Love andIntrigue, that hardly any of them but seem'd calculated to fire the Imagination, rather than to inform the Judgment"

— 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

"Here too is Paper; but it is as spotless as your Mind"

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

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