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Date: September 15, 1713

"These are generally persons who, in Shakespear's phrase, are worn and hackney'd in the Ways of Men; whose imaginations are grown Callous, and have lost all those delicate Sentiments which are natural to Minds that are innocent and undepraved."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: August 15, 1713

"A Good Conscience is to the Soul what Health is to the Body; It preserves a constant Ease and Serenity within us, and more than countervails all the Calamities and Afflictions which can possibly befall us."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1713

"My Heart is wounded, when I see such Virtue / Afflicted by the Weight of such Misfortunes."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1714

"Joy of my Life, my dearest Shore, forbear / To wound my Heart with thy foreboding Sorrows."

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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Date: 1714

"Well then, I own my Heart has broke your Chains. / Patient I bore the painful Bondage long, / At length my generous Love disdains your Tyranny."

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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Date: 1714

"What charitable Hand will aid me now? / Will stay my failing Steps, support my Ruines, / And heal my wounded Mind with Balmy Comfort?"

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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Date: 1714 [1712, 1717]

"Her lively Looks a sprightly Mind disclose, / Quick as her Eyes, and as unfix'd as those."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1714

The Soul returns "Naked from off this Beach and perfect Blank, / To visit the New World"

— Evans, Abel (1679-1737)

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Date: 1714, 1723

"The passing Minds their former Load sustain, / Are born, tho' loth, and sheath'd in Flesh again."

— Hughes, Jabez (1685-1731)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Longinus in his 22d Chapter commends this Figure, as causing a Reader to become a Spectator, and keeping his Mind fixed upon the Action before him."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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