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Date: 1789

"Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure."

— Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)

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Date: 1789

"In words a man may pretend to abjure their empire [pain and pleasure]: but in reality he will remain subject to it all the while"

— Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)

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Date: 1789

"Contrive me, Artisan, a Bowl / Of Silver ample as my Soul"

— Fawkes, Francis (1720-1777)

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Date: 1789

"There northern Kametzchatka's dreary strand, / And frozen Isles, your daring toils demand: / Again your British hearts of steel"

— Colvill, Robert (d. 1788)

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Date: 1789

"'Is there a Man, who, wealthy to no end, / 'Ne'er knew the common wish to be a Friend, / 'Whose callous Heart's to all Compassion steel'd?"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1789

"Immortal Blooms! surpassing Eden's kind, / Where Beauty shines the mirror of the Mind, / And rises fairer from the waste of Time, / To sky-born Lusture in the Heav'nly Clime."

— Colvill, Robert (d. 1788)

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Date: 1789

"I would not be thought to undervalue worldly enjoyments, nor outward appearances: but I look into the interior of a man; I study the character, that is my habit."

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1789

"Peace and Hope, sweet twins of Virtue, / Shall be strangers to thy breast"

— Colvill, Robert (d. 1788)

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Date: 1789

"How far am I raised above a girl educated among antelopes; a girl, whose heart must ever be a stranger to love!"

— Jones, Sir William (1746-1794)

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Date: 1789

"I conceive that a newly created spiritual substance would be a perfect tabula rasa, without a single idea till it was supplied by its own experience and reflection; nor can I understand how matter, mere matter, unconnected with a really active substance, could begin to perceive or ...

— Holmes, Edward (1737/8-1799)

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