A woman's conquest of a man's heart may be complete

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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A woman's conquest of a man's heart may be complete
Metaphor in Context
"But wherefore thus each gracious phrase repeat,
"Which made her conquest of my heart complete?
"From that blest moment I her slave became,
"And nourish'd in my breast a sacred flame;
"I liv'd but in her presence; ev'ry thought
"From her its hue by inspiration caught:
"Whate'er of virtue lurk'd within my mind
"Became from her example more refin'd,
"Whate'er of ill had there admission gain'd
"Her purity or banish'd or restrain'd;
"From her my ev'ry thought and action sprung,
"Her eyes my guide, my oracle her tongue;
"The silent vassal of her charms I bow'd,
"Exulting in my fate, and of her fetters proud.
"Judge then, oh king! if my subjected heart
"Could 'gainst her sister act a traitor's part,
"If he, who liv'd but in Zapheria's sight,
"Could so ungratefully her smiles requite.
"No--When appearance most my treason prov'd,
"Then most Zapheria and thyself I lov'd,
"And when opposing thee my sword I drew,
"Then to thy service was my soul most true.
Searching "conque" and "heart" in HDIS (Poetry)
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.