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Date: June 28, 1693

"Beauties shine thro' the Work, adorn the whole, / Chain up the Sense, and captivate the Soul."

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1704

"Mean while Medea, seiz'd with fierce Desire, / By Reason strives to quench the raging Fire; / But strives in vain!"

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1704

"Wretch, from thy Virgin-Breast this Flame expel, / And soon--Oh cou'd I, all wou'd then be well!"

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1704

"But Love, resistless Love my Soul invades; / Discretion this, Affection that perswades."

— Tate, Nahum (c. 1652-1715)

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Date: 1713

"These purer thoughts, from gross alloys refined, / With heavenly raptures elevate the mind."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1713

"The hero's presence deep impression makes; / The scenes his soul and body re-unite"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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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: 1717

Beauty is not free from imposture: "Our shining Picts with borrow'd lustre reign, / And o'er our hearts felonious conquests gain"

— Welsted, Leonard (1688-1747)

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Date: 1724, 1787

"Sure thou wilt weep, and tender sorrows feel; / Nor flint thy heart, nor is thy breast of steel."

— Welsted, Leonard (1688-1747)

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Date: 1726

"My breast, O WALPOLE, glows with grateful fire / The streams of Royal bounty, turn'd by Thee, / Refresh the dry domains of poesy."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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