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Date: 1715-1720

" The haughtiest Hearts at length their Rage resign, / And Gifts can conquer ev'ry Soul but thine."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715

There may be "one Spark of Pity left behind / To form the least Impression on your Mind"

— Brown, Thomas (bap. 1663, d. 1704)

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Date: 1715-1720

"'Tis by a bare Repetition of his Name three times, which just leaves some Impression of him on the Mind of the Reader"

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"[H]e would place in Opposition on one side the Son's Action which began the War, and on the other the Impressions of Concern or Repentance which it must by this time have made in the Father's Mind."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

One should "grieve not excessively, let not sorrow make too great an Impression upon thy Heart."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

Aristotle observes, "that when Homer is obliged to describe any thing of itself absurd or too improbable, he constantly contrives to blind and dazle the Judgment of his Readers with some shining Description."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Proud as he is, that Iron-heart retains / Its stubborn Purpose, and his Friends disdains"

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Is then the dire Achilles all your Care? / That Iron Heart, inflexibly severe."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"The Gods that unrelenting Breast have steel'd, / And curs'd thee with a Mind that cannot yield."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1715-1720

"Nor from yon' Boaster shall your Chief retire, / Not tho' his Heart were Steel, his Hands were Fire; / That Fire, that Steel, your Hector shou'd withstand, / And brave that vengeful Heart, that dreadful Hand."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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