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Date: 1764

"When she with apathy the breast would steel, / And teach us, deeply feeling, not to feel"

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1764, 1773

"But 'tis not Gomez, 'tis not he whose heart / Is crusted o'er with dross, whose callous mind / Is senseless as his gold."

— Shenstone, William (1714-1763)

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Date: 1764, 1773

"Beyond the frantic rage / Of conq'ring heroes brave, the female mind, / When steel'd by love, in love's most horrid way / Beholds not danger, or beholding scorns"

— Shenstone, William (1714-1763)

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Date: 1765

"And bid the flame each heart refine, / As silver recent from the mine"

— Merrick, James (1720-1769)

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Date: 1765

"To give a heart of triple steel / The Lord's humanity to feel"

— Smart, Christopher (1722-1771)

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Date: 1765

"O Judah, if in this thy day / My Will thou purpose to obey, / Steel not thy breast to truths divine, / As erst the Fathers of thy line"

— Merrick, James (1720-1769)

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Date: 1765, 1770

"Wonder they cannot blush, they do not feel, / They must be harden'd like an heart of steel."

— Thompson, Edward (1738-1786)

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Date: 1765

"For (strange) his soul's materializ'd to gold..... Thus we the stale philosophy renew, / That souls are mortal, and material too"

— Stevenson, William (1730-1783)

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Date: 1765

"Yet, though the hardy, unreflecting heart / Glows in the chace, as flints are fir'd by steel ... That breast's not human which can never feel."

— Stevenson, William (1730-1783)

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Date: 1765

"Where is the heart, to grateful feelings sear'd, / The breast, against each soft sensation steel'd, / Hard as the tyger's, in wild deserts rear'd"

— Stevenson, William (1730-1783)

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