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Date: April 18, 1721

"Each other Passion's calm / To thee, thou Conflagration of the Soul"

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: April 18, 1721

"If cold white Mortals censure this great Deed, / Warn them, they judge not of superior Beings / Souls made of Fire, and Children of the Sun, / With whom Revenge is Virtue."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: 1722

"Now boiling high / With Injuries;--with Outrages!--that burn, / That set the very suffering Soul on Fire!"

— Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749)

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Date: February 22, 1723

"But o'er intrigues whatever planet reigns, / And fires to Bedlam-rage a lover's brains; / One honey-moon's sufficient to restore 'em / From wild impertinence, to cool decorum."

— Fenton, Elijah (1683-1730)

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Date: February 22, 1723

"If your ill-judging choice mis-lead your heart, / To meet his passion with an equal flame"

— Fenton, Elijah (1683-1730)

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Date: February 22, 1723

"If my Flaminius ever wou'd reward / My constant ardor, with an equal flame; / Engag'd by such endearing decencies, / As make the lamp of love in Herod's breast / To burn so bright, and never to consume."

— Fenton, Elijah (1683-1730)

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Date: 1724

"That fiery thought / Glows in my breast; and as I weigh my wrongs, / I swell like Ætna, when her sulph'rous rage / Bursts o'er the earth, and rolls in floods of fire."

— Savage, Richard (1697/8-1743)

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Date: 1724

"This last night's blessing crown'd my warmest wish, / And kindling fancy from the thought takes fire!"

— Savage, Richard (1697/8-1743)

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Date: 1724

"'Tis a warm thought, and fires the mounting soul!"

— Savage, Richard (1697/8-1743)

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Date: 1724

"To gain the unbeliever to my wishes, / I stirr'd his temper with such cautious art, / That, ere his judgment cou'd exert its phlegm, / His blood took ferment from a warmth of passion: / Then, while his fi'ry spirit flam'd with rage, / In its full heat, I stamp'd it with revenge."

— Savage, Richard (1697/8-1743)

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