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Date: 1752

"Caution'd in vain--Oh! ever Passion's Slave! / You tempt your Fate, and the same Dangers brave."

— Duncombe, John (1729-1786) [pseud.]

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Date: 1752

A puppet may be "compell'd by secret Springs" just as an engine "moves with Motions not its own"

— Duncombe, John (1729-1786) [pseud.]

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Date: 1753

"By steel may bodies be confin'd, / But love, my Orra, chains the mind."

— Hill, Aaron (1685-1750)

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Date: 1754

"Look in my face; and, could my heart lie bare, / The Father would be seen engraven there"

— Jeffreys, George (1678-1755)

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Date: 1755

"What Heart of Steel shall dare t'oppose / And league among his hard'ned Foes?"

— Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)

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Date: 1755

"'In glad Submission bow ye down, / ' Nor steel that stubborn Heart."

— Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)

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Date: 1758

"A Soul conversant with Virtue, resembles a perpetual Fountain: for it is clear, and gentle, and potable, and sweet, and communicative, and rich, and harmless, and innocent."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

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Date: 1758

"Fortune is an evil Chain to the Body; and Vice, to the Soul. For he whose Body is unbound, and whose Soul is chained, is a Slave. On the contrary, he whose Body is chained, and his Soul unbound, is free."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

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Date: 1758

"The Chain of the Body, Nature unbinds by Death; and Vice, by Money: the Chain of the Soul, Virtue unbinds, by Learning, and Experience, and philosophic Exercise."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

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Date: 1758

"It is scandalous, that he who sweetens his Drink by the Gifts of the Bees, should, by Vice, embitter Reason, the Gift of the Gods."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

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