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Date: 1724

A man may be ruled by "Honour and true Reason," "Which makes Submission to his Will / Nae Slav'ry, but a just Delight"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Whereas Moralists and Philosophers, always taught, that a Man's Happiness did not depend upon any such vain Purfuits, or on the Possession or Enjoyment of any external Conveniencies or Accommodations; such as Riches, Beauty, sensual Pleasures, worldly Blandishments, or any of, the Goods of Fortu...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: December 1742

"Honour erected in thy breast its throne, / And kind Humanity was all thy own."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1757, 1769

"The king of men to sudden rage resign'd, / At once, the empire of his mighty mind."

— Wilkie, William (1721-1772)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Within my bosom reigns another lord; / Honour, sole judge and umpire of itself."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Sad fear and melancholy still divide / The empire of my breast with hope and joy."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: 1762

"For love, I fear, corrupts the judge within."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1767

"The order of things is thereby reversed; reason is dethroned, and sense usurps the place of judgment."

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"Let it be observed therefore, that as Invention is the peculiar and distinguishing province of every species of Genius. Imagination claims an undivided empire over this province."

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"This fervor and enthusiasm of passion, may be termed the inspiration of Music; and is the principal quality which gives it such an irresistible empire over the human heart."

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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