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Date: 1713

"The hero's presence deep impression makes; / The scenes his soul and body re-unite"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1743

"No; in pity sent, / To melt him down, like wax, and then impress, / Indelible, Death's image on his heart; / Bleeding for others, trembling for himself."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1744

"In man, the more we dive, the more we see / Heaven's signet stamping an immortal make."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1744

"Read and revere the sacred page; a page / Where triumphs Immortality; a page / Which not the whole creation could produce; / Which not the conflagration shall destroy; / In Nature's ruins not one letter lost: / 'Tis printed in the minds of gods for ever."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1745

"Thus, a strange kind of cursed necessity / Brings down the sterling temper of his soul, / By base alloy, to bear the current stamp, / Below call'd Wisdom; sinks him into safety; / And brands him into credit with the world; / Where specious titles dignify disgrace, / And Nature's injuries are art...

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1777

"To an injudicious and superficial eye, the best educated girl may make the least brilliant figure, as she will probably have less flippancy in her manner, and less repartee in her expression; and her acquirements, to borrow bishop Sprat's idea, will be rather 'enamelled than embossed'."

— More, Hannah (1745-1833)

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Date: 1779

"I fear not / Your anger, Lord!--nay, I will gladly die, / If, dying, on your mind I can impress / Just horror for the--"

— Cowley [née Parkhouse], Hannah (1743-1809)

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Date: 1782

"You carried out (through God's grace) an honest friendly heart, a clear discerning head, and a soul impressed with every humane feeling."

— Sancho, Charles Ignatius (1729?–1780)

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Date: 1782

"Read Mr. Garrick's letter night and morning--put it next your heart--impress it on your memory--and may the God of all Mercy give you grace to follow his friendly dictates!"

— Sancho, Charles Ignatius (1729?–1780)

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Date: 1782

"I am convinced that the general inhumanity of mankind proceeds--first, from the cursed false principle of common education--and, secondly, from a total indifference (if not disbelief) of the Christian faith;--a heart and mind impressed with a firm belief of the Christian tenets, must of course e...

— Sancho, Charles Ignatius (1729?–1780)

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