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Date: 1713

"These purer thoughts, from gross alloys refined, / With heavenly raptures elevate the mind."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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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: 1781

"Pardon me, madam, his heart was not only free from that lady's chains, but absolutely captivated by another."

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

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Date: April 18, 1721

"I lov'd fair Leonora long before / The Chance of Battel gave me to the Moors, / From whom so late Alonzo set me Free; / And while I groan'd in Bondage, I deputed / This Great Alonzo, whom her Father honours, / To be my gentle Advocate in Love, / To stir her Heart, and fan its Fires for me."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"Must I despair then? Do not shake me thus: / My Tempest-beaten Heart is cold to Death."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"Each other Passion's calm / To thee, thou Conflagration of the Soul"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"Alvarez has a Heart of Steel."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"My Lord, you know his Heart is Steel, / 'Tis fixt, 'tis past, 'tis absolute Despair."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"If, after Death, our Forms (as some believe) / Shall be transparent, naked every Thought, / And Friends meet Friends, and read each other's Hearts, / Thou'lt know one day, that thou wast held most dear. / Farewel."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"He's gone, and now / I must unsluice my overburden'd Heart, / And let it flow."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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