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Date: 1713

"Are Ladies Hearts more hard than Stone, / Are Wolves and Bears less fierce?"

— Gay, John (1685-1732)

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Date: 1713

"Have not I a bonny Complexion, my Heart of Oak? dost thou not trace the Remains of Beauty through every Feature?"

— Gay, John (1685-1732)

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Date: 1713

"If Reason governs Man's superior Mind, / A ready Cunning prompts the Female Kind."

— Gay, John (1685-1732)

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Date: Jan 7 1712/13

"The Heart must be Tabula Rasa, white Paper to his Pen, soft Wax to his Seal: Let him write upon me what he pleaseth, and make what Impressions he pleaseth upon me."

— Henry, Matthew (1662-1714)

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Date: 1713

"The hero's presence deep impression makes; / The scenes his soul and body re-unite / Furnish a voice, produce him to the sight."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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Date: July 23, 1703; 1714

"Time, I daily find, blots out apace the little Stock of my Mind, and has disabled me from furnishing all that I would willingly contribute to the Memory of that Learned Man.."

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1714

If we imagine a "machine whose structure makes it think, sense, and have perceptions" enlarged to the size of a mill, upon "inspecting its interior, we will only find parts that push one another, and we will never find anything to explain a perception"

— Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)

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Date: 1714

"There is an infinity of past and present shapes and motions that enter into the efficient cause of my present writing"

— Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)

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Date: 1714

"[F]oul Reproches ignominious Stain, / Sate deep engraven in his fearfull Heart,"

— Croxall, Samuel (1688/9-1752); Nestor Ironside

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Date: 1714

"What iron Breast so hard that can endure / To work such Spight on Vertuous Innocence?"

— Croxall, Samuel (1688/9-1752); Nestor Ironside

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