"Rash boy! what hope thy frantic mind invades?"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

"Rash boy! what hope thy frantic mind invades?"
Metaphor in Context
Now was the Sister of his Patron seen--
A lovely creature, with majestic mien;
Who, softly smiling while she look'd so fair,
Praised the young poet with such friendly air;
Such winning frankness in her looks express'd,
And such attention to her brother's guest;
That so much beauty, join'd with speech so kind,
Raised strong emotions in the poet's mind;
Till reason fail'd his bosom to defend,
From the sweet power of this enchanting friend.--
Rash boy! what hope thy frantic mind invades?
What love confuses, and what pride persuades?
Awake to truth! shouldst thou deluded feed
On hopes so groundless, thou art mad indeed.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.