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Date: 1762

"That work of faith the novice blind / Would fain, on fancy's horse, leap o'er, / A shorter way to Zion find, / And fight with sin--when sin's no more."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

" Far from the crowd / Of passions loud, / Thyself to me discover"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1762

"Jesus, Thou that image art, / Seal Thy name upon my heart."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: November, 1762; 1797

"This reflection was so strongly impressed upon my mind, that T'was able to employ the succeeding morning in setting down the particulars of a dream occasioned by it."

— Thornton, Bonnell (1725-1768)

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Date: 1763

Love of fame may spur one to deeds of pith, "where courage, tried / In Reason's court, is amply justified."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1763

"Perception cannot be made up of no perceptions; nor received by a number of atoms jointly, unless received by each of them singly [no more than] whispers heard by a thousand men can make together a [resounding] audible voice"

— Tucker, Abraham (1705-1774)

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Date: 1763

"if the King were to incorporate six hundred men into a regiment, there would not be six hundred and one Beings therefore, one for the regiment, and one for each of the men [so] neither when a multiple of atoms is run together to form a human body, is there a Being more than there was before: nor...

— Tucker, Abraham (1705-1774)

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Date: 1763

I shall bury in Oblivion all Thoughts of the Intent,

— King, Thomas (1730-1805)

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Date: 1763

"With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, / Preys on herself, and is destroy'd by thought"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1763

"Constant attention wears the active mind, / Blots out our powers, and leaves a blank behind"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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