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Date: 1742

"The mind, unexercised, finds every delight insipid and loathsome; and ere yet the body, full of noxious humours, feels the torment of its multiplied diseases, your nobler part is sensible of the invading poison, and seeks in vain to relieve its anxiety by new pleasures, which still augment the f...

— Hume, David (1711-1776)

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Date: 1742

"My Ethiop soul shall change her skin; / Redeem'd from all iniquity."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1742

"But Thou canst wash the leper clean, / The stone to flesh convert, / Canst make the Ethiop change his skin, / And purify my heart ."

— Wesley, Charles (1707-1788)

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Date: 1742, 1777

"Such are effectually excluded from all pretensions to philosophy, and the medicine of the mind, so much boasted."

— Hume, David (1711-1776)

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Date: 1743

The wounded heart may be supported by songs and healed by morals

— Collins, William (1721-1759)

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Date: 1743

The heart may bleed

— Collins, William (1721-1759)

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Date: 1743

"Death's admonitions, like shafts upwards shot, / More dreadful by delay,--the longer ere / They strike our hearts, the deeper is their wound."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1743

"Through Reason's wounds alone thy Faith can die; / Which, dying, tenfold terror gives to Death, / And dips in venom his twice-mortal sting."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1743

"Night is fair Virtue's immemorial friend; / The conscious Moon, through every distant age,/ Has held a lamp to Wisdom, and let fall / On Contemplation's eye her purging ray."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1743

"When Sorrow wounds the breast, as ploughs the glebe, / And hearts obdurate feel her softening shower; / Her seed celestial, then, glad Wisdom sows; / Her golden harvest triumphs in the soil."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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