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Date: 1755

The "brain doth lodge the pow'rs of sense" and makes passions spring in the heart by mutual love

— Davies [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"The only true zeal is that which is guided by a good light in the head"

— Spratt [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Prest with heart corroding grief and years, / To the gay court a rural shed prefers."

— Pope [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"The king's a bawcock, and a heart of gold, / A lad of life, and imp of fame."

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

Affections may seem benumbed or may take take fire

— Hooker [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"I've seen thee stern, and thou hast oft beheld
Heart hardening spectacles"

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Such iron hearts we are, and such / The base barbarity of human kind."

— Rowe [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Thoughts come crouding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or to reject."

— Dryden [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Of sorriest fancies your companions making, / Using those thoughts which should indeed have died / With them they think on."

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Using those thoughts which should indeed have died
With them they think on."

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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