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Date: 1682

"Every Man has a Judge, and a Witness within himself, of all the Good, and lll that he Does; which inspires us with great Thoughts, and administers to us wholsome Counsels."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

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Date: 1701

"My Reason's conquer'd by more powerful Love, / Who rules as Tyrant in my captiv'd Breast."

— Sherburne, Sir Edward (bap. 1616, d. 1702)

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Date: 1712

"For as th'Almighty's Throne is fix'd on high, / (Far from these lower Spheres, and arched Sky) / Where Seraphs, and Cherubic Orders stand, / Attend the Nod, and wait the blest Command; / Then with Angelic Motion swift obey, / And instantly / themselves to farthest Worlds con...

— Cobb, Samuel (1675-1713); Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Quillet, Claudius (fl.1640-1656)

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Date: 1799

"A country is only a family on a larger scale; and transient, indeed, must that unanimity be, when inclination is law, and the various passions of the mind are suffer'd to run riot"

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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