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Date: 1838

"His books, his walks, his musing, morn and eve, / Gave such impressions as such minds receive"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"Survey these features--see if nothing there / May old impressions on your mind repair!"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"The Captain's heart, although unused to melt, / A strong impression from persuasion felt;"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: w. 1795-1796, first published 1842

"In these my lonely wanderings I perceived / What mighty objects do impress their forms / To elevate our intellectual being."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1845

"I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do."

— Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

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Date: 1860

"The impression on his mind that it was but yesterday when he received the letter from Mr Gore was so continually implied in his talk, and the attempts to convey to him the idea that many weeks had passed and much had happened since then had been so soon swept away by recurrent forgetfulness, tha...

— Eliot, George (1819-1880)

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Date: 1868

"Set up Thy kingdom now, and seal / My heart Thine everlasting throne."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"And stamp in perfect peace and power / Thine image on my heart"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: April, 1871

"Constantly impressed ideas are brought back by the world around us, and if they are so often, get so tied to our other ideas that we can hardly wrench them away."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: April, 1871

"But when the conviction of any error is a strong passion, it leaves, like all other passions, a permanent mark on the mind."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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