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Date: 1746, 1757

"Nay doubly curs'd be such a Breast of Steel, / Which never melted at Another's Woe."

— Thompson, William (bap. 1712, d.c. 1766)

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Date: 1746, 1757

"Shall He, to God / Dear as his Eye and Heart, engraven there / Deep from Eternity; alone Belov'd, / Alone Begotten! say, shall He become / A Man of Grief--for Man?"

— Thompson, William (bap. 1712, d.c. 1766)

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Date: 1746, 1757

"Yet tho' to human Sight invisible, / If She, whom I implore, Urania deign, / With Euphrasy to purge away the Mists / Which, humid, dim the Mirror of the Mind; / (As Venus gave ├ćneas to behold / The angry Gods with Flame o'erwhelming Troy, / Neptune and Pallas,) not in vain, I'll sing / The mysti...

— Thompson, William (bap. 1712, d.c. 1766)

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Date: 1746, 1757

"If Pity be no Stranger to thy Breast, / (As sure it should not to a Breast like thine, / Soft as the Swanny Down!) relenting, hear"

— Thompson, William (bap. 1712, d.c. 1766)

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