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Date: 1747

"And it must be a thorough Acquaintance with her too, that will ever make an Impression on my Heart."

— Hoadly, Benjamin (1706-1757)

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Date: 1755

"He bade me tell thee, / That in his Heart indelibly are stamp'd / His Father's Wrongs, and Thine."

— Brown, John (1715-1766)

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Date: 1761

"But Heaven that gave a blessing to our bed, / Stampt the great Law of Nature on my heart, / And bound me to it by the sacred ties / Of fatherly affection."

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1779

"I fear not / Your anger, Lord!--nay, I will gladly die, / If, dying, on your mind I can impress / Just horror for the--"

— Cowley [née Parkhouse], Hannah (1743-1809)

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Date: 1783

"I tremble at the impression this lovely girl has made upon my heart."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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