"No, answer'd Mahomet, my Heart is not so easily wounded."

— Aulnoy, Madame d' (Marie-Catherine) (1650/51-1705)

Place of Publication
Printed for J. Peele
1692, 1724
"No, answer'd Mahomet, my Heart is not so easily wounded."
Metaphor in Context
Osmin fearing this Conversation might create some Uneasiness in the Prince, obligingly wav'd the Discourse, and said to him; You have lost very much by not attending the Queen of Fez, for (laying aside the honourable Reception the King my Father gave her, and the extraordinary Lustre which the Ladies of our Court appear'd in) she commanded all her Slaves to pull off their Veils, and I must confess, we were both astonish'd, and charm'd, to see so many beautiful Creatures. Their Praise was the chief Entertainment of the Court, and I am persuaded, they will cause many a Lover to be guilty of Infidelity. That is already your Case, Brother, reply'd Mahomet smiling, and you cannot deny, but the Eyes of that Felicia (whose Name you were so desirous to know) have made such an Impression, as may endanger your Liberty. I own to you, said Osmin, that I prefer her to all the rest; her Beauty is not to be parallel'd; and I am surpriz'd, Brother, that you escap'd falling her Captive. No, answer'd Mahomet, my Heart is not so easily wounded.
(p. 319)
3 entries in ESTC (1723, 1724, 1739).

The History of John of Bourbon, Prince of Carency. Containing a Variety of Entertaining Novels, Viz. 1. The Surprize, or the Generous Unknown. 2. The Mutual Mistake, or the Unhappy Discovery. 3. The Secret Rival, or the Deceitful Friend. 4. The Perfidious Lady DisAppointed, or the Happy Reconciliation. 5. The Slighted Passion, or the Fatal Resentment. 6. The Unfortunate Lover. 7. The Female Captives. 8. The Distressed Lovers. 9. The Revengeful Rival. 10. The Happy Meeting, or Constant Love Reward. (London: Printed for J. Peele, 1724). <Link to ECCO-TCP>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.