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Date: w. 1740-50

"Poor Cornet is a quiet creature: / One reads his mind in every feature."

— Amherst [later Thomas], Elizabeth Frances (c.1716-1779)

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Date: 1740

"How bruised and scarified! how deep the wound! / Senseless, of life no symptom to be found!"

— Dixon, Sarah (1671/2-1765)

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Date: 1740

"Thus lawless conquerors our town restore, / With the sad marks of their inhuman power; / No art, nor time, such ravage can repair; / No superstructure can these ruins bear."

— Dixon, Sarah (1671/2-1765)

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Date: 1740

"Was there one joy, whose image does not last? / But that One; most extatic, most refin'd, / Reigns fresh, and will for ever in my mind, / With such a power of charms it storm'd my soul, / That nothing ever can it's strength controul."

— Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

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Date: 1740

"The quiet of Our mind destroys, / Or with a full spring-tide of joys, / Or a dead-ebb of grief. "

— Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

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Date: 1740

"My Tongue has slipp'd, and quite deceiv'd my Heart, / That melts like Wax before your hottest Anger"

— Sheffield, John, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721)

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Date: 1740

"Love, Thy image love, impart, / Stamp it on our face and heart"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1740

"Be I, O Thou my better part, / A seal impress'd upon Thy heart:"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1740

"In vain we forge coercive Chains, to bind / The strongest, noblest Passion of the Mind."

— Duck, Stephen (1705-1756)

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Date: 1740

"In vain with formal Laws we fence it round; Love, swift as Thought, impatient, leaps the Bound,"

— Duck, Stephen (1705-1756)

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