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Date: 1753

He had before this time, been smit with the ambition of making a conquest of the young lady's heart

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

A man may cunningly cater for the gratification of a woman's ruling appetite and gain upon her heart making with rapidity conquest over the affections

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

Extraordinary accomplishments may make a conquest of a woman's heart

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

The conquest of a certain heart may cost a thousand times more labour and address than all previous victories

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

One may "contemplate the catastrophe of such a wicked life, that the moral might be the more deeply engraved on his remembrance"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

Life may still linger "in some of its interior haunts" so that a doctor may immediately order "such applications to the extremities and surface of the body, as might help to concentrate and reinforce the natural heat"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

One may have "a most insidious principle of self-love, that grew up with him from the cradle, and left no room in his heart for the least particle of social virtue"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

"Though he expressed infinite anxiety and chagrin at this misfortune, which could not fail to raise new obstacles to their love, his heart was a stranger to the uneasiness he affected"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

"The nymph, whose passions nature had filled to the brim, could not hear such a rhapsody unmoved"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1753

"[B]ut, notwithstanding the fatigue he had undergone, sleep refused to visit his eye-lids, all his faculties being kept in motion by the ideas that crowded so fast upon his imagination"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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