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Date: 1760, 1761

"Reason, collected in herself, disdains / The slavish yoke of arbitrary chains"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1760, 1761

"And Reason to herself alone is law."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1761

One may "play to the eye with a mere monkey's art" and leave "to sense the conquest of the heart"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: April 1761

"What the grave triflers on this busy scene, / When they make use of this word Reason, mean, / I know not; but according to my plan, / 'Tis Lord Chief-Justice in the court of man"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

Tyrants never know the joy of planting in the hearts of their people their throne

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

"Within the brain's most secret cells / A certain Lord Chief Justice dwells, / Of sovereign power, whom, one and all, / With common voice, we Reason call"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

"By tyrants awed, who never find / The passage to their people's mind; / To whom the joy was never known / Of planting in the heart their throne."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

"Fancy steps in, and stamps that real, / Which, ipso facto, is ideal."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

The senses should be distrusted "till Reason sets her seal, / And, by long trains of consequences / Ensured, gives sanction to the senses."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762-3

"Vainly thy precepts are address'd / Where Virtue steels the steady breast."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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