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Date: 1850

One may hope "to find / An easy conquest o'er a woman's mind"

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

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Date: 1850

An "anxious tender air / Proves o'er her heart the conquest won"

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

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Date: 1850

"Say, youth, and can'st thou keep secure / Thy heart from conquering beauty's power?"

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

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Date: 1850

"Yet still in fancy's painted cells / The soul-inflaming image dwells."

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

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Date: 1850

"What grand ideas crowd my brain! / What images! a lofty train / In beauteous order spring"

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

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Date: 1850

Friendship is "The indissoluble tie that binds, / In equal chains, two sister minds."

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

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Date: 1859

" Not all this world's gay hopes, nor present charms, / Nor parents tears, nor a fond husband's arms, / Could stamp the least impression on her mind, / Or fix to earth a soul for heav'n design'd."

— Skinner, Rev. John (1721-1807)

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Date: 1859

"(For sure thy sire had not a heart of steel)"

— Skinner, Rev. John (1721-1807)

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Date: 1869

One's immortal deeds may be "Engrav'd ... / On ev'ry heart in this braid land"

— Oliphant, Carolina, Lady Nairne (1766-1845)

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Date: 1869

On a tree's "fair stem were mony names, which now nae mair I see, / But they're engraven on my heart--forgot they ne'er can be!"

— Oliphant, Carolina, Lady Nairne (1766-1845)

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