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Date: 1791

"Every page of the Rambler shews a mind teeming with classical allusion and poetical imagery."

— Boswell, James (1740-1795)

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Date: 1791

"I cannot allow any fragment whatever that floats in my memory concerning the great subject of this work to be lost."

— Boswell, James (1740-1795)

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Date: February 19, 1798

"Whether material substance unrefined, / Owns the strong impulse of instinctive mind, / Which to one centre points diverging lines, / Confounds, refracts, invig'rates, and combines?"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1817

"But he, the bard of every age and clime, / Of genius fruitful, ardent and sublime, / Who, from the glowing mint of fancy, pours / No spurious metal, fused from common ores, / But gold, to matchless purity refined, / And stamp'd with all the godhead in his mind."

— Gifford, William (1756-1826)

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Date: 1825, 1868

"On her heart the answer seal."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1839-1842

"My heart within / Melts as the wax."

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1868

"My heart resents Thy softening power, My heart is melting wax;"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"My heart like wax before the fire / Dissolves; my life doth all expire / In agonizing groans!"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

" My heart within like wax doth melt, / And on Thy cross my nature bleeds."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"And take possession of Thy own / And seal my heart for ever Thine."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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