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Date: 1740

"My Tongue has slipp'd, and quite deceiv'd my Heart, / That melts like Wax before your hottest Anger"

— Sheffield, John, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721)

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Date: 1740

"Love, Thy image love, impart, / Stamp it on our face and heart"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1740

"Be I, O Thou my better part, / A seal impress'd upon Thy heart:"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1740

"Not the most tempting Charms of Wit, or Worth, / Most graceful Forms, or dazling Shew of Greatness, / Can make Impression on a Mind like her's"

— Sheffield, John, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721)

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Date: 1740

"To pleasures vain he steel'd his heart; / No room for them when God is there"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1741

"He supposed that a philosopher's brain was like a great forest, where ideas ranged like animals of several kinds; that those ideas copulated and engendered conclusions; that when those different species copulate, they bring forth monsters and absurdities; that the major is the male, the minor th...

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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Date: 1741

In the mind's great forest wander syllogisms: "Universal propositions are persons of quality; and therefore in logic they are said to be of the first figure. Singular propositions are private persons, and therefore placed in the third or last figure, or rank."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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Date: 1741

"But under this macerated form was concealed a mind replete with science, burning with a zeal of benefiting his fellow-creatures, and filled with an honest conscious pride, mixed with a scorn of doing or suffering the least thing beneath the dignity of a philosopher."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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Date: 1741

"'Passion,' continued the doctor, still holding the dish, 'throws the mind into too violent a fermentation; it is a kind of fever of the soul or, as Horace expresses it, a short madness'

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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Date: 1741

"Crambe used to value himself upon this system, from whence he said one might see the propriety of the expression, 'such a one has a barren imagination;' and how common it is for such people to adopt conclusions that are not the issue of their premisses."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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