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Date: 1741

"Cornelius, it is certain, had a most superstitious veneration for the ancients; and if they contradicted each other, his reason was so pliant and ductile that he was always of the opinion of the last he read."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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Date: 1742

"My soul is dead, my heart is stone, / A cage of birds and beasts unclean, / A den of thieves, a dire abode / Of dragons, but no house of God."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1742

"AN Inward Baptism of Fire / Wherewith to be baptiz'd I have; / 'Tis all my longing Soul's Desire, / This, only This my soul can save."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1745

"The Spirit's attesting seal impart, / And speak to every sinner's heart"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1745

"Stamp us with the stamp Divine, / Seal our souls for ever Thine"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1746

"Soon as thy heart did feel / The pardon-stamping seal"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1746

" Justify us by Thy right, / And stamp us with Thy seal"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1746

"His bleeding love 'tis Thine to seal / With pardon on the contrite heart:"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1749

"Yet should thy Soul indulge the gen'rous Heat, / Till captive Science yields her last Retreat / Should Reason guide thee with her brightest Ray, / And pour on misty Doubt resistless Day; / Should no false Kindness lure to loose Delight, / Nor Praise relax, nor Difficulty fright; / Should temptin...

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: 1749

Sin may mock "the' eraser's art" so that marks remain on the soul as a foul stain

— 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.