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Date: 1715, 1762

"In Good Mens Minds and Hearts alone doth he, / Delight to Dwell, and there Engraven be."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1759

Woes may haunt the mind (but the Gods may give "cruel Phantoms to the Wind"

— Grainger, James (1721-1766)

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Date: 1759

A "steely Heart can brave the boist'rous Seas"

— Grainger, James (1721-1766)

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Date: 1759

"Who was the first that forg'd the deadly Blade? / Of rugged Steel his savage Soul was made;"

— Grainger, James (1721-1766)

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Date: 1759

"For well I know, nor Flint, nor ruthless Steel, / Can arm the Breast of such a gentle Maid."

— Grainger, James (1721-1766)

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Date: 1760

"Sudden my verses take the rude alarm, / New-coin'd, and from the mint of fancy warm"

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760

"There is a certain pleasing force that binds, / Faster than chains do slaves, two willing minds."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1762

"To mine the king of Iniscon,' said Connal, 'heart of steel'"

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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Date: 1762

"My soul, that never melted before; it was like the steel of my sword"

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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Date: 1762

"He beholds him with bursting joy; and turns, amid his crowded soul"

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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