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Date: 1806

"'Now on the bosom of the list'ning Youth / 'Impress, engrave the sacred form of Truth"

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1806

"Tho' party-zeal inflam'd his iron heart, / And prejudice sharp pointed ev'ry dart; / With glowing thoughts, his mind profusely teem'd."

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1811, 1812

In the "deep record of the Sibyl's leaves, / There no instruction the blank mind receives."

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1811, 1812

"The soul, a cheering lamp, the scene illumes, / Fed with the splendour of ethereal rays, / And bright'ning still, as still the frame decays"

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1854

"Let it [caelestïal Sweetness] not stop when entred at the Ear / But sink, and take deep rooting in my heart."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1897

"My mind feels like a Nesselrode pudding, cold, and stuffed with all sorts of things; but I’m certain, I sha’n’t ever forget the impression which the whole thing gives of magnificence and grandeur."

— Nixon-Roulet, Mary F.

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Date: 1944; 2018

"My desk is the monument to my mind, and by the appearance of it, my mind must have intimate contact with garbage collectors."

— O'Connor, Flannery (1925-1964)

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Date: 1944; 2018

"It is pleasanter to be five years older and beautiful than status quo and under par, but I must force my loose mind into its overalls and get going."

— O'Connor, Flannery (1925-1964)

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Date: 1962

"Sandy screwed her eyes even smaller in the effort of seeing with her mind."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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Date: 1962

"By the end of the year it happened that she had quite lost interest in the man himself, but was deeply absorbed in his mind, from which she extracted, among other things, his religion as a pith from a husk."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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