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Date: 1760

"Sudden my verses take the rude alarm, / New-coin'd, and from the mint of fancy warm"

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

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Date: 1760

"There is a certain pleasing force that binds, / Faster than chains do slaves, two willing minds."

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

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Date: May 13, 1761

"In all my Enna's beauties blest, / Amidst profusion still I pine; / For though she gives me up her breast, / Its panting tenant is not mine."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1761

"'O let not Reason's lamp be lighted here!"

— Fawkes, Francis (1720-1777); Menander (342-291 B.C.)

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Date: 1761

"Your image in my mind is the only object of my passionate adoration."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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Date: 1761

"In short, the whole face of nature appears as decayed to my outward senses, as I myself from within am dead to hope and joy."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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Date: 1761

"I admire and revere the purity of your sentiments, the innocence of your life; I trace out in my mind the method of your daily conduct, by comparing it with what I formerly well knew in happier days, and under more endearing circumstances."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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Date: 1761

"Your sorrow is of the calmer, mine of the more passionate kind, yet though the affection of the mind be the same, it takes its colour in each from the different channels through which it runs; and indeed it is but natural, that the greatest misfortunes should produce the most disquieting anxieti...

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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Date: 1761

"Music, I said, is a vain sound, that only flatters the ear, and makes little or no impression upon the mind."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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Date: 1761

"He talked of love like a philosopher, who thinks his mind superior to the passions; but, for my part, I am mistaken if he has not already felt a passion, which will prevent any other from taking deep root in his breast."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778); Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779)

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