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Date: 1868

"We ask a soul no longer blind, / Who chased the darkness of thy mind, / Open'd thine inward eyes to see / That all on earth is vanity"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"Pure and holy hearts alone / Chooses [God] for His quiet throne."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"Over me the billows roll, / Swallow up my sinking soul."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

God's "coming from above" may stamp his image on one's heart

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"And seal our souls for ever Thine"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"O make me free within / From pride, and passion's chain, / My spirit by Thy bonds release, / And bid me go in perfect peace."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"A sinner's heart by lust possess'd, / Of birds unclean the loathsome nest, / Of fiends the dark abode; / A stinking sepulchre it lies, / While the poor wretch with horror flies / The sight of man and God."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1871

"Tis prudent to correct mens mistakes without altering their language. This makes truth glide into their souls insensibly."

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1872

"No! the celestial Author and Creator / In those two volumes of the Book of Nature / Ordained for our instruction, represents, / By multiform but single elements, / One universe of sense, all that we know, / The visible world of instantaneous show / And tangible creation, hard and slow,The last r...

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: January, 1888

"The past is all of one texture--whether feigned or suffered--whether acted out in three dimensions, or only witnessed in that small theatre of the brain which we keep brightly lighted all night long, after the jets are down, and darkness and sleep reign undisturbed in the remainder of the body."

— Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

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