"Come then, thou Cordial for sick Minds--Come to my Heart."

— Moore, Edward (1712-1757)

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Printed for R. Francklin
"Come then, thou Cordial for sick Minds--Come to my Heart."
Metaphor in Context
Why, there's an End then. I have judg'd deliberately, and the Result is Death. How the Self-Murderer's Account may stand, I know not. But this I know--the Load of hateful Life oppresses me too much--The Horrors of my Soul are more than I can bear--
[Offers to kneel]
Father of Mercy!--I cannot pray--Despair has laid his iron Hand upon me, and seal'd me for Perdition--Conscience! Conscience! thy Clamours are too loud--Here's that shall silence thee.
[Takes a Vial out of his Pocket, and looks at it.]
Thou art most friendly to the Miserable. Come then, thou Cordial for sick Minds--Come to my Heart.
O, that the Grave wou'd bury Memory as well as Body! For if the Soul sees and feels the Sufferings of those dear Ones it leaves behind, the Everlasting has no Vengeance to torment it deeper--I'll think no more on't--Reflection comes too late-- Once there was a Time for't--but now 'tis past.--Who's there?
(pp. 73-4)
36 entries in the ESTC (1753, 1755, 1756, 1763, 1765, 1767, 1771, 1776, 1777, 1779, 1780, 1783, 1784, 1787, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1790, 1794, 1800).

Edward Moore, The Gamester. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane (London: Printed for R. Francklin and Sold by R. Dodsley, 1753).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.