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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: 1743

"Friendship! Mysterious Cement of the Soul!"

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"In that dread Moment, how the frantick Soul / Raves round the Walls of her Clay Tenement, / Runs to each Avenue, and shrieks for Help, / But shrieks in vain!"

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"For part they must: Body and Soul must part; / Fond Couple! link'd more close than wedded Pair."

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"This wings its Way to its Almighty Source, / The Witness of its Actions, now its Judge: / That drops into the dark and noisome Grave, / Like a disabled Pitcher of no Use."

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"Here garrulous Old Age winds up his Tale; / And jovial Youth of lightsome vacant Heart, / Whose ev'ry Day was made of Melody, / Hears not the Voice of Mirth."

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"Sound was the Body, and the Soul serene; / Like two sweet Instruments ne'er out of Tune, / That play their several Parts."

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: 1743

"For all was pure within: No fell Remorse, / Nor anxious Castings up of what might be, / Alarm'd his peaceful Bosom: Summer Seas / Shew not more smooth, when kiss'd by Southern Winds / Just ready to expire."

— Blair, Robert (1699-1746)

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Date: August, 1752

"The soften‘d heart, prepar'd to take / Whate'er impressions Love shall make."

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