"The judge of our court of conscience is the noblest soul I ever knew"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Printed for James Ridgeway
"The judge of our court of conscience is the noblest soul I ever knew"
Metaphor in Context
I must indeed, my good man, in the quality of a physician, prohibit you to exert yourself so much. It is an attribute of great souls to carry their gratitude too far. I have done my duty; would to God my recompence were always such!-- This visit is the visit of a friend; you have no farther occasion for the physician. When we were last night talking of your birth-day, I hoped to surprise you this morning with the agreeable intelligence of the adjustment of your lawsuit.

What a precious present it would have been!

I have not yet given up all hopes. The judge of our court of conscience is the noblest soul I ever knew; perhaps the only man in the world who loves virtue for her own sake: he alternately acts the part of a judge, of a father, of a brother. Conviction flows from his lips, and the milk of human nature gushes forth from his heart. Do his generous exertions miss their aim--his nights are destitute of sleep; but has he succeeded in bringing about harmony and peac. --he certainly lies down more content than those to whom he gave them.

Heavens bless him!

You may perhaps this very day receive a testimony of his unrelenting exertions in doing good.
Searching HDIS; Found again searching "court" and "soul" in Drama
4 entries in the ESTC (1799, 1800).

See The Reconciliation: A Comedy, in Five Acts. Now under Representation at the Theatre Royal, Vienna, with unbounded Applause. Translated from the German of Augustus von Kotzebue. (London: Printed for James Ridgeway, 1799). <Link to ECCO>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.