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Date: 1702-1713, 1989

"The tyrant passions tread fair meritt down / & their proud thrones erect above the crown"

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1713

"Imperial Reason keeps her awful Throne, / Above the Tumult reigns unmov'd alone: / At her Command intestine Discords cease, / And all th' inferiour Pow'rs lie hush'd in Peace."

— Trapp, Joseph (1679-1747)

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Date: 1713, 1729

"Scarce had we pass'd six Bumpers round, / When lo! by wond'rous Pow'r, I found / My Reason had assum'd its Throne, / And all the Fumes of Love were gone."

— Carey, Henry (1687-1743)

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Date: 1714, 1787

A king may seek "no Empire but in English hearts"

— Welsted, Leonard (1688-1747)

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Date: 1714

"Thus when Revenge does Reason's Scepter rule, / It turns the Wisest Statesman to a Fool"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1714, 1735

"Alas! 'tis so--'tis fix'd the secret Dart; / I feel the Tyrant [Love] ravaging my Heart."

— Hughes, John (1678?-1720)

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