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Date: 1732

"Malice, and Lust, voracious Birds of Prey, / That out-soar Reason, and our Wishes sway; / Desires' wild Seas, on which the wise are tost, / By Pilot Indolence, are safely crost."

— Mitchell, Joseph (c. 1684-1738)

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Date: 1732

"Heav'ns! what Ideas fill'd each mighty Mind! / Their Works appear'd the Mirrour of Mankind!"

— Mitchell, Joseph (c. 1684-1738)

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Date: 1732

"High o'er the verseful Throng, you stand, alone, / Asserting boundless Fancy's rightful Throne"

— Mitchell, Joseph (c. 1684-1738)

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Date: 1733

"Tho ane Enemie captive I viewed your desert / which darted a conquest on my yielding heart"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1734

"Such the Dalrymples, Father and the Son, / Whose virtuous Minds no servile Chains can wear."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1734

"Self-Int'rest is the mighty Prince, / Who governs all without Controul, / And dastards even the very Soul"

— Forbes of Disblair (fl. 1765-1771)

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Date: 1734

Conscience may grovel like a conquer'd Foe " While Int'rest with a threatning Frown, / Brow-beats her still, and knocks her down"

— Forbes of Disblair (fl. 1765-1771)

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Date: 1734

"Conscience, forsook of Reason's Use, / Knows neither how to judge, nor choose: / For Reason and Self-Interest / Must always keep a closs Contest, / And Conscience still from Wall to Wall / Is bandy'd like a Tennis-Ball"

— Forbes of Disblair (fl. 1765-1771)

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Date: 1735-6

"Snatch'd by these wonders to that world where thought / Unfetter'd ranges, Fancy's magic hand / Led me anew o'er all the solemn scene, / Still in the mind's pure eye more solemn dress'd."

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1735-6

"Yielded reason speaks the soul a slave."

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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