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Date: 1705

"Nature is a kind of Harmony, which by a strange Collection of Things, makes an Impression on our Senses and our Reason."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1736

"To these he added many other consolatory Expressions; and a handsome Repast being served in, entertain'd her all the time with such Discourses as entirely brought her back to those Principles from which the Delusions of Ochihatou had made her swerve; and, at the same time, establish'd so perfect...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1741

"Just so, the quality or disposition in a fiddle to play tunes, with the several modifications of this tune-playing quality in playing of preludes, sarabands, jigs and gavottes, are as much real qualities in the instrument as the thought or imagination is in the mind of the person that composes t...

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)

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