Passions may rule over one's intellects

— Ruffhead, James

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Passions may rule over one's intellects
Metaphor in Context
Patriots but rave, and Heroes fight in vain,
While o'er their intellects-their passions reign.
Wisdom and prudence must our lives adorn,
Must prove we are the sons of honor born,
Truth, fortitude, and virtue back recal,
And public grandeur-prove the good of all,
Ere victory can bring the laurels home,
Can triumph o'er the crafty wiles of Rome,
Of sad disasters-can expunge the stain
And scatter terror round the realms of Spain;
Albion in peace, and glory re-instate,
And merit the propitious smiles of fate.
(p. 2-3, in. 80-1)
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.