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Date: 1715

"A Soul, of heavenly Seed, of Angel-kind, / And marry'd Matter with Immortal Mind?"

— Wesley, Samuel, The Elder (bap. 1662, d. 1735)

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Date: 1734

"While Gold will make their Minds to bow, / As Fire doe's green Wood, any how."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1758, 1781

"'Tis hence the sev'ral Passions take their Rise, / The Seeds of Virtue, and the Roots of Vice; / Hence Notes peculiar or to Young, or Old, / Phlegmatic, sanguine, amorous, or cold!"

— Hawkins, William (1721-1801)

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Date: 1771

"Roused from the sleep of death, a countless crowd / ("Whose hearts like trees before the wind are bow'd ... ) / Press to the hallow'd courts, with eager strife, / Catch the convincing word, and hear for life"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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