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Date: 1712

"Our Intellectual, like the Body's Eye, / Whilst in the Womb, no Object can descry; / Yet is dispos'd to entertain the Light, / And judge of Things when offer'd to the Sight."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1712

"The Learned, who with Anatomic Art / Dissect the Mind, and thinking Substance part, / And various Pow'rs and Faculties assert; / Perhaps by such Abstraction of the Mind / Divide the Things, that are in Nature joyn'd."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: w. 1702-1713, 1989

"By turns a thousand inclinations rise / & each by turns as impotently dies."

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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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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Date: 1715-1720

"To cast one's Eye, means but to reflect upon, or to revolve in one's Mind"

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Yet should the Fears that wary Mind suggests / Spread their cold Poison thro' our Soldier's Breasts, / My Javelin can revenge so base a Part, / And free the Soul that quivers in thy Heart."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Ill-fated Paris ! Slave to Womankind, / As smooth of Face as fraudulent of Mind"

— 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.