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Date: June, 1720

"Daring and unco' stout he was, / With Heart hool'd in three Sloughs of Brass, Wha ventur'd first upon the Sea / With Hempen Branks, and Horse of Tree"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: w 1710, 1720

"Whilst like the Lamp's last Flame, their trembling Souls / Are on the Wing to leave their mortal Goals."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1720

"A Thousand Transports crowd his Breast."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: January, 1719; 1720

"Still heavy, at the last my Nose / I prim'd with an inspiring Dose, / Then did the Ideas dance, (dear safe us!) / As they'd been daft."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1720

"Choice flow'rs of Grace within thy Soul doth spring, / Zion's beautious Birds their chearfull Notes do sing; / The charming Voice of the dear Turtle's heard, / And ev'ry rav'nous Bird hath disappear'd."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1721

"To this, and all the Ages that succeeds: / His Actions are engrav'd in ev'ry Breast."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1721

"For who can hear the Lad complain, / And not participate and feel / His artless undissembled Pain, / Unless he has a Heart of Steel."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1721

"Their Hearts made of Stone, or of Steel are, / That are not Adorers of KATE."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"nor is my heart nae mair than yours of steel"

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1722

"No impious Itch of Empire fires our Mind, / Nor are our Hearts to those base Thoughts inclin'd."

— Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751)

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