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Date: Friday, February 1727

"The strongest Arguments leave no Impression on his Mind, and the clearest Truth has no Charms in his Eyes."

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: Friday, February 24, 1727

"IT is an old established Maxim in Politicks, that a true-bred Statesman should have no private Passions; that is, He ought to be a Man of such a sedate, steddy, and determined Temper, that he may not be interrupted, in the Conduct of his Schemes and the Pursuit of his Interest, by those light an...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: Friday, February 24, 1727

" Nay, some grave Reasoners and Refiners upon this Subject have gone farther, and maintain'd that a stanch Politician ought not only to be exempt from Intemperance, Effeminacy, and other common Frailties of human Nature; but should also enfranchize his Mind from the Dominion of what are commonly ...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: Friday, March 17, 1727

"Musick has something so peculiar in it, that it exerts a willing Tyranny over the Mind, and forms the ductil Soul into whatever Shape the Melody directs."

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: Friday, April 14, 1727

"A Man of true Honour will as soon break open a Lock as a Letter, which does not belong to him; and pick his Neighbour's Pocket, as soon as discover his Nakedness in this Respect; for a Letter, being the Representative of the Person's Heart, who sends it, ought to pass, without Examination or Int...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: Friday, April 21, 1727

"For though it is generally believed that few Statesmen are much afflicted with this terrible Inmate; yet, upon a careful Inspection of human Nature, I find it to be a vulgar Error; and am fully satisfied that, notwithstanding the outward placid Behaviour and smiling Aspect of t...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: 1730

Love is a "strange unruly Something in the Soul" that "like a Fire once kindled in a Mine, / Can ne'er be thoroughly quench'd"

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: 1730

An image may be "too strongly stamp'd, to be soon effac'd" from one's [breast? mind?]

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: 1730

The "Charms of Modesty" may "kindle Virtues in the roughest Breast" "like the Sun-beams ripening Gems in Rocks"

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: 1730

A beauteous face may be the index of a beauteous mind

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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