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Date: 1760, 1761

"And Reason to herself alone is law."

— Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)

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Date: 1760, 1850

"Yet still in fancy's painted cells / The soul-inflaming image dwells."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760, 1850

Friendship is "The indissoluble tie that binds, / In equal chains, two sister minds."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760, 1850

One may hope "to find / An easy conquest o'er a woman's mind"

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760, 1850

"What grand ideas crowd my brain! / What images! a lofty train / In beauteous order spring"

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760, 1850

An "anxious tender air / Proves o'er her heart the conquest won"

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760, 1850

"Say, youth, and can'st thou keep secure / Thy heart from conquering beauty's power?"

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1760

"Oh, Sterne! thou art scabby, and such is the leprosy of thy mind that it is not to be cured like the leprosy of the body, by dipping nine times in the river Jordan."

— Whitefield, George (1714-1770)

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Date: 1760

"With how quick a succession, do days, months and years pass over our heads? -- how truly like a shadow that departeth do they flee away insensibly, and scarce leave an impression with us?"

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: w. c. 1759-1791

"There are according to a certain medico physical society, certain natural excavations in the head of man, wherein everyone may be supposed to have a sort of twisting mill, or Gig of his own; to work and bring forward his Ideas; and whatever happens either to obstruct or impel the working of this...

— Pratt, Jermyn (d. 1791)

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