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Date: 1721

"For who can hear the Lad complain, / And not participate and feel / His artless undissembled Pain, / Unless he has a Heart of Steel."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"nor is my heart nae mair than yours of steel"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"No impious Itch of Empire fires our Mind, / Nor are our Hearts to those base Thoughts inclin'd."

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1722

"Yon Knight said he, in War is so expert, / And has it so engraven on his Heart, / That he unto a very Point does know, / Each Stratagem, and nice Punctilio."

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1722

" The Print of Love new-stamp'd his ductile Breast, / And with soft Characters his Soul Imprest"

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1722

"Yea Virtue was thy chief and great Concern. / A bounteous Hand, a Heart as true as Steel, / A steady Mind, most courteous and gentile"

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1722

"A Savage Fury brandishes each Dart, / And reeking Slaughter steels each impious Heart."

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1722

"Sages Illumin'd with interiour Light, [...] have foretold, how Wallace great in Arms, / Shall fill our Plains with War and fierce Alarms."

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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Date: 1724

Shafts more subtile, may be darted from the Eye and "Thro' softer Hearts with silent Conquest fly"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1724

A man may be ruled by "Honour and true Reason," "Which makes Submission to his Will / Nae Slav'ry, but a just Delight"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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