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"Unfinish'd Notions in the Mind he sees, / And the rude Lines of half-drawn Images."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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"As softest metals are not slow to melt, / And pity soonest runs in gentle minds:"

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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"This made the first impression in his mind / Above, but just above, the brutal kind."

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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"Black throngs of Woes invade my frighted Soul, / As crowding Billows on each other roll."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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"Rack'd with my griefs, my Anxious Soul survives, / Dash'd like a ship which with the Billows drives."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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"O Sacharissa, what could steel thy breast, / To rob the charming Waller of his rest?"

— Cobb, Samuel (bap. 1675, d. 1713)

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"Nay, hold a little, my hearts of Steel: The Law takes notice of Life and Death, d'ee see."

— Manning, Francis (c. 1673-1755)

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"Nay some affirm that in the deepest Cell / Imperial Reason's self does not disdain to dwell."

— Wesley, Samuel, The Elder (bap. 1662, d. 1735)

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"Whate'er within this sacred Hall you find, / Whate'er will lodge in your capacious Mind "

— Wesley, Samuel, The Elder (bap. 1662, d. 1735)

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"He knows those Strings to touch with artful Hand / Which rule Mankind, and all the World command: / What moves the Soul, and every secret Cell / Where Pity, Love, and all the Passions dwell."

— Wesley, Samuel, The Elder (bap. 1662, d. 1735)

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