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Date: 1760-7

"As for my uncle Toby, his smoak-jack had not made a dozen revolutions, before he fell asleep also. "

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"I call not upon that heart which is a stranger to the throbs and yearnings of curiosity"

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"The courteous stranger's nose had got perched upon the top of the pineal gland of her brain, and made such rousing work in the fancies of the four great dignitaries of her chapter, they could not get a wink of sleep the whole night thro' for it"

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"There are others again, who will draw a man's character from no other helps in the world, but merely from his evacuations; --but this often gives a very incorrect out-line,--unless, indeed, you take a sketch of his repletions too; and by correcting one drawing from the other, compound one good ...

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"A Man's body and his mind, with the utmost reverence to both I speak it, are exactly like a jerkin, and a jerkin's lining;--rumple the one--you rumple the other."

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760, 1803

"To farther conquests still my soul aspires, / And all my bosom glows with martial fires"

— Cambridge, Richard Owen (1717-1802)

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Date: 1760, 1761

"Reason, collected in herself, disdains / The slavish yoke of arbitrary chains"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1760, 1761

"And Reason to herself alone is law."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1760

"That the young sorcerer's fatal hand / Should round my soul his pleasing fetters tie."

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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