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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

An affection may get "an habitual Empire in the Mind"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"But I see another Law in my Members, warring against the Law of my Mind, and bringing me into Captivity to the Law of Sin, which is in my Members."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"And, indeed, as the Apostle writes, those, who never learned his Law, yet, having his Law, or rather Himself, in their Hearts, shall be justified"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"Saint Paul, bears Testimony, also, to the Impression of this Law of Rights on the Consciences and Hearts of all Men" in Romans, chapter 2: "Not the Hearers of the Law are just before God, but the Doers of the Law shall be justified. For, when the Gentiles, which have not the Law, do by Nature th...

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"And, from this Confinement of every Part to the Rule of Right Reason, the great Law of Liberty to All ariseth."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"Thoughts of God and a Saviour would come into my Mind, and the pious Impressions of my Infancy would return upon me; but I did my best to banish them, as they served but to torment me."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1765, 1770

"Till mighty conscience, whose prevailing call / Opes the dread volume of her laws to all."

— Wodhull, Michael (1740-1816)

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Date: 1765, 1770

"When of old / Arcadia's peaceful shepherds uncontroul'd / Their ranging flocks thro' boundless pastures drove, / Or tun'd their pipes beneath the myrtle grove, / Their laws on brazen tablets unimprest / Were deeply grav'd on each ingenuous breast, / No proud Vicegerent of Astrea reign'd, / Astre...

— Wodhull, Michael (1740-1816)

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Date: 1739, 1766

Sins may "erect their throne" in one's heart

— Nicol, Alexander (bap. 1703)

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Date: 1766

"Each of these words, implies, resistance; but, that of 'conquer', refers to victory over enemies; and is, generally, used in the literal sense: that of 'subdue', is more applicable to our passions; being, oftener, used in a figurative; and means, a bringing under subjection: that of 'overcome', ...

— Trusler, John (1735-1820)

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