page 8 of 48     per page:
sorted by:

Date: 1741

"'I've a friend,' answers Mind, 'who, though slow, is yet sure, / And will rid me at last of your insolent power: / Will knock down your walls, the whole fabric demolish, / And at once your strong holds and my slavery abolish: / And while in your dust your dull ruins decay, / I'll snap off my cha...

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

preview | full record

Date: 1744, 1753

"[F]or as his whole Mind was bent on one Point, and as the Knowledge of Characters relating to that Point was the grand Instrument of his Trade, he as mechanically acquired it as a Fisherman does the Knowledge of the proper Baits to catch the several Sorts of Fish."

— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)

preview | full record

Date: 1744, 1753

"Then a perplexed Heap of Notions crowded into his Mind, about Justice, Injustice, Prudence, Imprudence, Friendship, and Benevolence."

— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)

preview | full record

Date: 1747

"Tho' her bright Image, in his Breast he bears, / And all her Beauties in his Form appears; / Tho' in his Soul she lights her heav'nly Flame, / And finds even here a Votary in him."

— Lennox, née Ramsay, (Barbara) Charlotte (1730/1?-1804)

preview | full record

Date: 1746; December 17, 1747 [actually January, 1748]

"The Passions ceas’d their loud alarms, / And Virtue’s soft persuasive charms / O’er all their senses stole."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

preview | full record

Date: 1733, 1748

"Where thou [Memory] art not, the cheerless human mind / Is one vast void, all darksome, sad, and blind; / No trace of anything remains behind."

— Pilkington, Laetitia (c. 1709-1750)

preview | full record

Date: 1752

"[T]he Sight of me will cause so many tumultuous Motions in the Soul of his Patient"

— Lennox, née Ramsay, (Barbara) Charlotte (1730/1?-1804)

preview | full record

Date: 1752

One may contemplate "the sudden Change" and "divine Image" which is engraven in the heart

— Lennox, née Ramsay, (Barbara) Charlotte (1730/1?-1804)

preview | full record

Date: 1752

"The Countess's Discourse had raised a Kind of Tumult in her Thoughts, which gave an Air of Perplexity to her lovely Face"

— Lennox, née Ramsay, (Barbara) Charlotte (1730/1?-1804)

preview | full record

Date: 1753

"We often see that to reverse this boasted constancy is the work of but a single minute,--and then in vain their past professions recoil upon their minds;--in vain the idea of the forsaken fair haunts them in nightly visions."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

preview | full record

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