Stamp every act?

— Yearsley, Ann (bap. 1753, d. 1806)

Place of Publication
Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson
Stamp every act?
Metaphor in Context
Do thou not, Mira, follow Circe's line--
In thee, let soft maternal pleasure shine;
Pleasure that virtuous mothers highly taste,
When gen'rous Hymen makes them more than chaste.
Benign and social, new affections grow;
Their minds enlarg'd, their noblest spirits flow;
Friendship, compassion, sympathy, and love,
Such as the self-corrected mind may prove,
Stamp ev'ry act.
--These gen'rous joys are thine--
Wouldst thou exchange them for Golconda's mine?
Searching "stamp" and "mind" in HDIS (Poetry)
Only 1 entry in ESTC

Ann Yearsley, The Rural Lyre: a Volume of Poems Dedicated to the Right Honourable the Earl of Bristol, Lord Bishop of Derry (London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796). <Link to ESTC><Link to Google Books>

Reading Lonsdale, R. Ed. Eighteenth Century Women Poets (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989).
Date of Entry

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