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Date: 1761

"The Body is the Machine which the Soul actuates and directs to perpetrate its Desires, so that the [GREEK CHARACTERS] as Paul stiles him, the Man whose Soul is unconverted is by the Darkness of his Understanding, the Preposterousness of his Will and the Disconcertedness of his Faculties and ment...

— Hammond, William (1719-1783)

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Date: w. May, 1756; 1761

"For these, if I forget my patron's praise, / While bright ideas dance upon my mind, / Ne'er may these eyes behold auspicious days, / May friends prove faithless, and the Muse unkind."

— Fawkes, Francis (1720-1777)

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Date: 1761

"At length I wake to Reason and to thee; / Thy well-lov'd form, like the all-glorious Sun / After a gloom of horror dawns upon me, / And day breaks in on my benighted soul."

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1761, 1790

"Ev'n from this dark confinement with delight / She [the mind] looks abroad, and prunes herself for flight; / Like an unwilling inmate longs to roam / From this dull earth, and seek her native home."

— Jenyns, Soame (1704-1787); Browne, Isaac Hawkins (1706-1760)

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Date: 1761, 1765

"A taste, improv'd by Education, finds / Pleasures where none appear to ruder minds; / Scenes, where the croud but few attractions see, / Affect it in an exquisite degree: / As telescopes, the finer ground, convey / More striking beauties by the visual ray; / Or magnets, as prepar'd the mor...

— Stevenson, William (1730-1783)

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Date: 1762

"Often, like the evening-sun, comes the memory of former times on my soul."

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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Date: 1762

"The soul of Nathos was sad, like the sun in the day of mist, when his face is watry and dim."

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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Date: 1762-3

"Conjecture thus, That mental ignis fatuus, Led his poor brains a weary dance From France to England, hence to France."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1762

"Consultons la lumière intérieure, elle m’égarera moins qu’ils ne m’égarent, ou, du moins, mon erreur sera la mienne, et je me dépraverai moins en suivant mes propres illusions qu’en me livrant à leurs mensonges."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)

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Date: 1762

"Si les premières lueurs du jugement nous éblouissent et confondent d’abord les objets à nos regards, attendons que nos faibles yeux se rouvrent, se raffermissent; & bientôt nous reverrons ces mêmes objets aux lumières de la raison, tels que nous les montroit d’abord la nature."

— Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)

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