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Date: 1720

"My Love let me thy dear Affection feel, / Imprint me on thy Heart, there stamp me as a Seal; Upon thy Arm let me engraven be, / There fix me as a Seal, love's Signet make thou me."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1720

"Hypocrisie contracts, there is no Room within, / The Heart is fetter'd and enthral'd by Sin."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1720

"But Adam's Soul being put in his Body, his Brain was a Tabula rasa, as White Paper, had no Impressions in it, but such as either God put in it, or such as came to him by his Senses."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: June, 1720

"Faint-hearted Wights, wha dully stood afar, / Tholling your Reason great Attempts to mar; / While the brave Dauntless, of sic Fetters free, / Jumpt headlong glorious in the golden Sea."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: June, 1720

"Daring and unco' stout he was, / With Heart hool'd in three Sloughs of Brass, Wha ventur'd first upon the Sea / With Hempen Branks, and Horse of Tree"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: w 1710, 1720

"Whilst like the Lamp's last Flame, their trembling Souls / Are on the Wing to leave their mortal Goals."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1720

"A Thousand Transports crowd his Breast."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: January, 1719; 1720

"Still heavy, at the last my Nose / I prim'd with an inspiring Dose, / Then did the Ideas dance, (dear safe us!) / As they'd been daft."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1720

"Choice flow'rs of Grace within thy Soul doth spring, / Zion's beautious Birds their chearfull Notes do sing; / The charming Voice of the dear Turtle's heard, / And ev'ry rav'nous Bird hath disappear'd."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1721

"To this, and all the Ages that succeeds: / His Actions are engrav'd in ev'ry Breast."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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