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Date: 1780

Locke expelled innate ideas by asserting that "disquisition and proof were the test of truth; and that whatever would not stand their touch, must be considered as base metal."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1789

"'Is there a Man, who, wealthy to no end, / 'Ne'er knew the common wish to be a Friend, / 'Whose callous Heart's to all Compassion steel'd?"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1797

"Remember that the Divine Agency is promised, 'to take away the heart of stone, and give a heart of flesh,' of which it is the natural property to be tender and susceptible."

— Wilberforce, William (1759–1833),

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Date: 1801

"'Cease base seducers! cease; against your art / 'By truth and virtue is my firm mind steel'd."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

"'These are my darling attributes, which heal / 'Remorse and shame, which crimes with virtues blend, / 'Which teach the soul conviction to conceal, / 'And the firm heart against upbraiding conscience steel."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

"'Let your expertest ministers be sent/ 'His heart against compassion's touch to steel;

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

"'Still thy vindictive measures to befriend, / 'And for to-morrow's proof thy soul to steel."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

" And, while around their spells accurs'd they shed, / For deeds of foul import his breast they steel'd"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

"Remorseless fury steel'd each rugged breast"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1807-8

"Thus with the show of reason, but with hearts, / By faction tainted, and by envy steel'd / Against their youthful leader, they had hop'd / By these inglorious councils to degrade / And tarnish his high fame."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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