One may "tempest up the Soul, or make it calm and still."

— Jones, Henry (1721-1770)

Place of Publication
Printed and Sold by T. Cocking
1773, 1778
One may "tempest up the Soul, or make it calm and still."
Metaphor in Context
The Passions there embody'd throng,
On mental Pinions, swift, and strong,
In Robes array'd of various Fire,
Of hot Resentment, fierce Desire;
In Nature's Characters confess'd,
In all her ardent Colours dress'd,
And crouching for Employment stood,
In Scenes of Horror, Love, and Blood.
Ambition too, was there,
That Heaven and Earth, at once would tear,
The Parent of them all;
Which Madmen Glory call.
Their mighty Master, at his Birth they knew,
And round his Cradle all their Trophies threw.
There Pity, Fear, and Terror stand,
There Jealousy, with jaundic'd Eye,
That gives the noblest Heart the Lye,
And Envy, Child of Hell,
In Expectation dwell;
All panting wait his future, magic Hand,
To give them Work at will;
To tempest up the Soul, or make it calm and still.
Nature to him, her Cabinet disclos'd,
To him her secret Wealth expos'd,
Which he alone could see;
Now ENGLAND's ROSCIUS keeps the Key,
Unlocks the Treasures of his inmost Soul,
And spreads their mutual Praise, from Pole to Pole.
Searching in HDIS (Poetry)
2 entries in ESTC (1773, 1779).

Text from Clifton: A Poem. In Two Cantos. Including Bristol and all its Environs. By the late Henry Jones ... To Which is Added, An Ode to Shakespear, In Honor of the Jubilee. Written by the Same Author. (London: Printed and Sold by T. Cocking, 1778).
Date of Entry

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