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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: January 29, 1729

"Still Favourites of these conquering Eyes, / 'gainst whom no Heart's defended."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1733

"Tho ane Enemie captive I viewed your desert / which darted a conquest on my yielding heart"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1734

"Such the Dalrymples, Father and the Son, / Whose virtuous Minds no servile Chains can wear."

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

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