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Date: 1749

"Confirm the prayer, the seal impart, / And speak the answer to my heart."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1749

"See them to the windows fly, / To the ark of Jesu's breast!"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1749

"My heart is melting wax;"

— Wesley, Charles (1707-1788)

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Date: Tuesday, May 15, 1750

"Nor is fear, the most overbearing and resistless of all our passions, less to be temperated by this universal medicine of the mind."

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Saturday, July 28, 1750

"Thus in time want is enlarged without bounds; an eagerness for increase of possessions deluges the soul, and we sink into the gulphs of insatiability, only because we do not sufficiently consider, that all real need is very soon supplied, and all real danger of its invasion easily precluded."

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 1750

"Sorrow is perhaps the only affection of the breast that can be expected from this general remark, and it therefore deserves the particular attention of those who have assumed the arduous province of preserving the balance of the mental constitution."

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 1750

"Yet it too often happens that sorrow, thus lawfully entering, gains such a firm possession of the mind, that it is not afterwards to be ejected; the mournful ideas, first violently impressed and afterwards willingly received, so much engross the attention, as to predominate in every thought, to ...

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Tuesday, April 3, 1750

"He must fly from himself, either because he feels a tediousness in life from the equipoise of an empty mind, which, having no tendency to one motion more than another, but as it is impelled by some external power, must always have recourse to foreign objects; or he must be afraid of the intrusio...

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Tuesday, April 3, 1750

"He that enlarges his curiosity after the works of nature, demonstrably multiplies the inlets to happiness; and, therefore, the younger part of my readers, to whom I dedicate this vernal speculation, must excuse me for calling upon them, to make use at once of the spring of the year, and the spri...

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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Date: Saturday, September 22, 1750

"Every thing that terminated on this side of the grave was received with coldness and indifference, and regarded rather in consequence of the habit of valuing it, than from any opinion that it deserved value; it had little more prevalence over his mind than a bubble that was now broken, a dream f...

— Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

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