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Date: 1753

"This new domestic, whose name was Maurice, underwent, with great applause, the examination of our hero, who perceived in him, a fund of sagacity and presence of mind, by which he was excellently qualified for being the valet of an adventurer; he was therefore accommodated with a second hand suit...

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: 1755

A beam of brightness may break on the mind and "drive errors cloud away / & make a calm in passions troubled sea"

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"Deep in their soules ye fair impression lay, / Deep-tracd & never to be worn away."

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"If at the type our dreaming soules awake, / & Hannahs strains their Just impression make"

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"In heav'nly glories dress thy soul within."

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"My mourning heart is melted in my frame / As wax dissolving runs before a flame"

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"While in your hearts the flames of love may burn, / To dress the vault, like lamps in sacred urn."

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: 1758

"As seals their pictures to the wax impart, / So let my picture stamp thy gentle heart"

— Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"He revolved the late adventure of the coach, and the declaration of Mr. Clarke, with equal eagerness and astonishment; and was seized with the most ardent desire of unravelling a mystery so interesting to the predominant passion of his heart."

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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Date: January 1, 1760 - January 1, 1762; 1762

"Mingled considerations" may produce a "ferment in the oeconomy" of the mind

— Smollett, Tobias (1721-1777)

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