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Date: 1705, 1712

"If Reason must not judge of Faith's true light, / How came our Guides to know the wrong from right, / Or, how their rev'rend Heads distinguish plain, / Betwixt the Bible and the Alchoran."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1705, 1712

"Reason's the heav'nly Ray that lights the Soul, / And the Faith dark that does its Power controul."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1705, 1712

"[W]ise Men on sound Reason ground Belief: / How that they find what for the Soul is good, / As by their Smell and Taste they judge their Food; / For who but each Man's Reason ought to try / 'Tis Faith, who must be sav'd or damn'd thereby."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1705

"O'er prostrate Towns and Palaces they pass, / (Now cover'd o'er with Weeds, and hid in Grass) / Breathing Revenge; whilst Anger and Disdain / Fire ev'ry Breast, and boil in ev'ry Vein."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1705

"Polish'd in Courts, and harden'd in the Field, / Renown'd for Conquest, and in Council skill'd, / Their Courage dwells not in a troubl'd Flood / Of mounting Spirits, and fermenting Blood; / Lodg'd in the Soul, with Virtue over-rul'd, / Inflam'd by Reason, and by Reason cool'd, / In Hours of Peac...

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1705

"Such dire Impressions in his Heart remain / Of MARLBRÔ'S Sword, and HOCKSTET'S fatal Plain."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1705, 1715

"Who can just Laws without Reserve obey, / Laws made secure from Arbitrary Sway, / Where Pow'r is limited, Justice confin'd, / To Rules of Reason, not a lawless Mind, / For that is Tyranny in any kind?"

— Oldisworth, William (1680-1734)

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Date: 1705, 1715

In Elections "A Man who must not make the least Pretence / To judge by Reason, or be rul'd by Sence"

— Oldisworth, William (1680-1734)

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Date: 1707, 1709

"So fell Great Britains Orpheus in his Rage, / When Furies in his Breast began to howl, / And Cares that wait on Life's uncertain Stage, / Had quite untun'd his Soul."

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: Saturday, June 21, 1712

"The Colours paint themselves on the Fancy, with very little Attention of Thought or Application of Mind in the Beholder."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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