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Date: 1777

In "the dark maeanders" of Vice's "foul abode ... busy Spirits forge, with curious art,/ The triple plates of brass, to guard the heart / From Reason's bold assault"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1777

In Vice's "foul abode ... hellish ministers with fatal care / From baneful drugs the potent juice prepare; / Whose dead'ning posset dulls the mental sense

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1777, 1793

"Hail, sacred solitude! These are thy works, / True source of good supreme! Thy blest effects /Already on my mind's delighted eye / Open beneficent"

— Dodd, William (1729-1777)

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Date: 1778

"To melancholy thoughts awakes the soul, / And lulls the mind to contemplation's dream"

— Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)

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Date: 1779

"Hope delayed fatigues the mind, / And drinks the spirits up"

— Newton, John (1725-1807)

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Date: 1782

"Faults in the life breed errors in the brain"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1782

A "glance of the mind" is fleet

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1782

"To captivate admiring Fancy's eyes, / She bids celestial decorations rise; / But, as a playful and capricious child / Frowns at the splendid toy on which it smiled; / So wayward Fancy now with scorn surveys / Those specious Miracles she lov'd to praise; / Still fond of change, and fickle Fashion...

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1782

"Rough annoyance" may rankle in the mind

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1782

The "anxious mind" may be racked by pangs

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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