Love may take the heart with storm and rule there alone

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

Place of Publication
Printed for J. Watts
Love may take the heart with storm and rule there alone
Metaphor in Context
AIR III. Fanny blooming Fair, &c.

Let bold Ambition lie
Within the Warrior's Mind;
False Honours let him buy,
With Slaughter of Mankind:
To Crowns a doubtful Right,
Lay thousands in their Grave:
While wretched Armies fight
Which Master shall enslave.
Love took my Heart with Storm,
Let him there rule alone,

In Charlotte's charming Form,
Still sitting on his Throne:
How will my Soul rejoice,
At his Commands to fly,
If spoken in that Voice,
Or look'd from that dear Eye!
To Universal Sway
Love's Title is the best;
Well, shall we him obey,
Who makes his Subjects blest?
If Heaven for Human Good
Did Empire first design,
Love must be understood
To rule by Right Divine
First performed 15 Jan 1734. 9 entries in ESTC (1734, 1748, 1750, 1755, 1761, 1776, 1790).

The Intriguing Chambermaid. A Comedy of Two Acts. As It Is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty’s Servants. Taken from the French of Regnard, by Henry Fielding, Esq. (London: Printed for J. Watts at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln’s-Inn Fields, 1734). <Link to ESTC>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.