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Date: 1739

"Thy wounds upon my heart impress, / Nor [a]ught shall the loved stamp efface"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1739

"Ye Angels speak! / For ye alone are like her; or present / Such Visions pictur'd to the nightly Eye / Of Fancy trans'd in Bliss."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1739

"How poor thy Pow'r, how empty is thy Happiness, / When such a Wretch, as I appear to be, / Can ride thy Temper, harrow up thy Form, / And stretch thy Soul upon the Rack of Passion."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1739

"Where lives the Man whose Reason slumbers not?"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1742

"But Thou canst wash the leper clean, / The stone to flesh convert, / Canst make the Ethiop change his skin, / And purify my heart ."

— Wesley, Charles (1707-1788)

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Date: 1742

"My Ethiop soul shall change her skin; / Redeem'd from all iniquity."

— Wesley, Charles (1707-1788)

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Date: 1760

"Oh, Sterne! thou art scabby, and such is the leprosy of thy mind that it is not to be cured like the leprosy of the body, by dipping nine times in the river Jordan."

— Whitefield, George (1714-1770)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

Characters are not impressed on the countenance independent of the characters in the mind because that would "overthrow the whole System of Physiognomists" and becuase "it would overthrow the Opinion of Socrates himself, who allowed that his Countenance had received such Impressions from t...

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1767

"The Spirit breathed His life into / Our animated clay, / And He begets our souls anew, / And seals us to that day"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"How then should matron Mind, with filial fear, / Judge all the embryo thoughts engender'd there"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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