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Date: 1785

"In fetters confined Our body complains, / Oppress'd is our mind , With heavier chains."

— Wesley, Charles (1707-1788)

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Date: 1788

Rebellion may vex each vital part so that "will runs riot, while the passions rule."

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

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Date: 1788

"The soul [may be] a slave, and reason a tool, while the passions rule."

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

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Date: 1788

"Heav'n heaves the heart, and reason rules the head."

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

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Date: 1788

"But if rebellion vex each vital part, / The head made dark by demons in the heart, / The will runs riot, while the passions rule, / The soul a slave, and reason quite a tool"

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

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Date: 1788

"The soul [is] a slave, and reason quite a tool."

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

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Date: 1788

"When reason governs, as her Maker meant, / Each subject passion feels its proper bent."

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

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Date: 1788

"While, seeking pleasures, and avoiding pains, / Will whips, or curbs, as reason holds the reins."

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

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Date: w. 1789, 1804

"Heav'n's pure Word would prompt Affection win, / And purge the Soul from all polluting Sin; / Till, like a faithful mirror Man would shine, / By Wisdom polish'd, and by Grace, divine."

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

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Date: 1789

"A different store his richer freight imparts-- / The gem of virtue, and the gold of hearts; / The social sense, the feelings of mankind, / And the large treasure of a godlike mind!"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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