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Date: 1706

"The Marble Heart groans with an inward Wound: / Blaspheming Souls of harden'd Steel / Shriek out amaz'd at the new Pangs they feel, / And dread the Eccho's of the Sound."

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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Date: 1725-6

"Each gentle mind the soft infection felt, for richest metals are most apt to melt"

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744), Broome, W. and Fenton, E.

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Date: 1737 (also 1738, 1743, reprinted 1754)

"Curst with such souls of base alloy, / As can possess, but not enjoy, / Debarr'd the pleasure to impart / By av'rice, sphincter of the heart, / Who wealth, hard earn'd by guilty cares, / Bequeath untouch'd to thankless heirs."

— Green, Matthew (1696-1737)

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