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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

A sacred idea may be throned within the heart and "cherished with such fervency of regard, with such reverence of affection, as the devout anchorite more unreasonably pays to those sainted reliques that constitute the object of his adoration"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

A woman may be "possessed of that vigour of mind which constitutes true fortitude, and vindicates the empire of reason"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

A woman's features may be so brightened by an occasion, that with the first glance she may make a conquest of the heart of a man

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"[M]y guardian angel forsook me when she expired! her last injunctions are deep engraven on my heart!"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"He perceived the additional impression which the brain of his uncle had sustained, from the happy manner in which the benevolence of Sir Launcelot had so lately operated"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"He stood this scene unmoved, and even seemed to enjoy the prospect, wearing the looks of complacency while his heart was steeled with rancour"

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"[B]ut Tom Clarke, who seemed to have cast the eyes of affection upon the landlady's eldest daughter, Dolly, objected to their proceeding farther without rest and refreshment, as they had already travelled fifty miles since morning; and he was sure his uncle must be fatigued both in mind and body...

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1769

One may gain "absolute empire over the mind" of another

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1769

"[T]he generosity of the Dairo, instead of exciting the least emotion of gratitude in Taycho's own breast, acted only as a golden key to unlock all the sluices of his virulence and abuse."

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1769

"After a weak mind has been duly prepared, and turned as it were, by opening a sluice or torrent of high-sounding words, the greater the contradiction proposed the stronger impression it makes, because it increases the puzzle, and lays fast hold on the admiration; depositing the small proportion ...

— 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.