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Date: May 13, 1761

"In all my Enna's beauties blest, / Amidst profusion still I pine; / For though she gives me up her breast, / Its panting tenant is not mine."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1762

"Engraven on my heart and mind, / O that I could Thy precepts find"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"I cannot reach that heavenly shore, / The gusts of passion rise / So fierce, so high the billows roll, / And on this long afflicted soul / So huge a tempest lies"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"Yet with the mind of Jesus steel'd / He cannot to entreaties yield"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"The true heavenly David give, / The just and loving One, / After Thine own heart, to live, / And fix in us His throne."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"Come, and 'stablish in my heart / Thine everlasting throne."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

God may "Fix in every heart of man / [His] everlasting throne"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"Come, and erect Thy throne / Eternal in my heart."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

God may "reign in all our hearts alone."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"The holy, high, and lofty One / Shall make my heart His earthly throne"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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