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Date: 1741

"Early instruct your tender Youth / In Heav'n's unerring Law of Truth, / Engrave it on their Mind."

— Duck, Stephen (1705-1756)

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Date: 1741

"[F]ly for ever from my Sight, lest I stamp Deformity on every Limb, and make thy Body as hideous as thy Soul"

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1741

"Without Memory the Soul of Man would be but a poor destitute naked Being, with an everlasting Blank spread over it, except the fleeting ideas of the present Moment."

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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Date: 1741

"Ere Vice the spotless Paper foul, / Imprint the Volume of the Soul / With Vertue's noble Mark!"

— Duck, Stephen (1705-1756)

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Date: 1741

"Vertue's noble mark ... extending by degrees, / Shall grow like Letters carv'd on Trees / That widen with the Bark."

— Duck, Stephen (1705-1756)

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Date: 1741

" One Stamp of Mind their very Forms express'd, / Same shap'd, like fac'd, like manner'd, and same drest"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"He blinds the Wise, gives Eye-sight to the Blind; / And moulds and stamps anew the Lover's Mind"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Whether from mutual Passion springs the Flame, / Or Minds congenial stamp the vital Seeds"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"But soon his tender Mind th' Impression felt"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"But soon his tender Mind th' Impression felt, / As softest Metals are not slow to melt, / And Pity soonest runs in gentle Minds"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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