Words may make the soul glow with rapture

— Ruffhead, James

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Words may make the soul glow with rapture
Metaphor in Context
Thus spoke the vision, fleeting as it spoke,
And from a trance the reverence sage awoke.
To words - as sweet as music tun'd his tongue,
Such words - as unto heav'nly minds belong,
To words - as soft as falls descending snow,
To words - that make the soul with rapture glow,
To words - that charm away the rage of life,
A world of discord - and a world or strife,
To words - that soon reclaim'd the tyrant's lust,
And fixt his passions - in the good and just,
In public glory, and in public good,
Averse from rapine, fraud, and spilling blood.
(pp. 9-10, in. 87-8)
Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).
At least 2 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1746, 1747).

James Ruffhead, The Passions of Man. A Poem. In Four Epistles (London: Printed for the Author, 1746). <Link to ECCO>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.