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Date: 1751, 1774

"Her heart pursued spite with black intent, / Ne could her iron mind at human woes relent."

— Lloyd, Robert (bap. 1733, d. 1764)

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Date: 1755

Samuel Johnson has a "well-turn'd mind" and a "genius pure, as gold refin'd"

— Derrick, Samuel (1724-1769)

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Date: 1765, 1770

"Wonder they cannot blush, they do not feel, / They must be harden'd like an heart of steel."

— Thompson, Edward (1738-1786)

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