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Date: 1728 (1733)

"I say, our Author maintains that Moral Virtue is so far from allowing a Man to gratify his Appetites, that on the contrary it vigorously commands us to subdue them, and to divest ourselves of our Passions, in order to purify the Mind, as Men take out the Furniture when they would clean a Room th...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"I believe I need not here remark, that the Mind only is that Part of, the human Constitution, which is the proper or the only Seat of Pleasure and Pain, no sort of Matter, however modified, being at all capable of any Sort of Perceptions."

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Those common Powers of every human Body (or rather of the Mind awaken'd by some Particular Motions in the Body, after a Manner we do not now understand) that go by the general Name of the Senses, are the great Instruments which convey to the Mind either Pleasure or Pain from every Object we here...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"And I cannot but here take Notice, that if Instinct shall be supposed to be the Spring of Benevolence, one must necessarily conceive that the Author of Nature would have certainly laid it in the Human Mind, with so commanding a Turn towards himself, that if it exerted it self in any Case, it sho...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1743

"Friendship! Mysterious Cement of the Soul!"

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"These black weeds / Express the wonted colour of thy mind, / For ever dark and dismal."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Time, that wears out the trace of deepest anguish, / As the sea smooths the prints made in the sand, / Has past o'er thee in vain."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Angels and seraphs who delight in goodness! / Forsake your skies, and to her couch descend! / There from her fancy chace those dismal forms / That haunt her waking."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Men's minds are temper'd, like their swords, for war."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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