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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: 1756

"Oh! my dear love, quick, quickly drive away / Those boding thoughts which on your quiet prey; / The breed of Fancy, gender'd in the brain, / Nurs'd by the grosser spirits, light, and vain; / The vagrant visions of the sleeping mind, / Which vanish wak'd, nor leave a mark behind."

— Bickerstaff, Isaac (b. 1733, d. after 1808)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Time, that wears out the trace of deepest anguish, / As the sea smooths the prints made in the sand, / Has past o'er thee in vain."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: 1759

"Such is the charm / Of heart-felt virtue; such is nature's force / That speaks abroad, and in rude northern hearts / Can stamp the image of an awful God."

— Murphy, Arthur (1727-1805)

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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: 1770

"Only give me time, / A little time, till old impressions die; / That I may yield a more devoted heart"

— Armstrong, John (1708/9-1779)

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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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Date: May 18, 1782, 1785

"Nor complain of hard fate; but imprint on your mind, / That true pleasures should be like rich odours confin'd."

— Pilon, Frederick (1750-1788)

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