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Date: 1740

The mind may be a "a Magazine of Virtue and unblemish'd Thoughts."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"The Passion I have for you, and your Obstinacy, have constrained me to act by you in a manner that I know will occasion you great Trouble and Fatigue, both of Mind and Body"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"Now chear your Heart, and sing a Song, / And tune your Mind to Joy."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"Save then, my Innocence, good God, and preserve my Mind spotless"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

A ray of grace may "dart in upon" a "benighted Mind."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

The "stormy Tumults" of a "disturbed Mind" may "be hush'd."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740, 1742

"I believe it would not be amiss, that he should have a Taste of Poetry, altho' perhaps it were not to be wish'd he had such strong Inclinations that way, as to make that lively and delectable Amusement his predominant Passion."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740, 1742

"For, as I have heard you, my best Tutor, often observe, the Peculiarities of Habit, where a Person aims at something fantastick, or out of Character, are an undoubted Sign of a wrong Head: For such an one is so kind, as always to hang out on his Sign, what sort of Furniture he has in his Shop, t...

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

"Our Passions gone, and Reason in her Throne / Amaz'd, we see the Mischiefs we have done."

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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Date: 1740

We wonder at our mischief we have done in passion just as "After a Tempest, when the Winds are laid, /The calm Sea wonders at the Wrecks it made"

— Richardson, Samuel (bap. 1689, d. 1761)

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