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Date: 1797

"And every sordid, base alloy, / Let's from our bosoms move; / For was our gold but Irish brass, / Good humour's stamp can make it pass"

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1797

"--oh! here's Redmond O Hanlon, though now the constable and the county keeper, yet he was a heart of steel, that I'm sure of."

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1797

"Yes, in Antrim I was a heart of steel, in Clonmel I was a white boy."

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1797

"For then first throbb'd an heart of steel."

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1797

"here's Redmond O'Hanlon, though now the constable and the county keeper, yet he was a heart of steel, that I'm sure of."

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1797

"For then first throbb'd an heart of steel."

— O'Keeffe, John (1747-1833)

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Date: 1798

"And, sir, it may be prudent for you to remember, that a soldier's heart is like his sword, formed of tempered steel; for while it bends with sympathizing pity to the touch of woe, it can resume its springing energy to punish arrogance, or crush oppression"

— Morton, Thomas (1764-1838)

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Date: 1798

"On the contrary, if, to entice him to enter the paths of knowledge, we strew them with flowers, how will he feel when he must force his way through thorns and briars?"

— Edgeworth, Maria

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Date: 1798

"Words without correspondent ideas are worse than useless, they are counterfeit coin, which imposes upon the ignorant and unwary; but words, which really represent ideas, are not only of current use, but of sterling value; they not only shew our present store, but they increase our wealth by keep...

— Edgeworth, Maria

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Date: 1798

"Objects or thoughts, that have been associated with pleasure, retain the power of pleasing; as the needle touched by the loadstone acquires polarity, and retains it long after the loadstone is withdrawn."

— Edgeworth, Maria

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