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Date: 1814

"Reason's powers, by studious care refined, / In moral graces dress the chasten'd mind."

— Grant [née MacVicar], Anne (1755-1838)

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Date: 1814

"Her steady lamp shall pour its guiding ray, / And shed on lowliest minds celestial day."

— Grant [née MacVicar], Anne (1755-1838)

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Date: 1814

"Death reveals his bright associate Truth,/ (Whose rays the new-departed soul illume, / Like those eternal lamps that light the tomb,)"

— Grant [née MacVicar], Anne (1755-1838)

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Date: 1816

"Nor wide stretched lands, nor interposing deep, / Can check the progess of th’ unfetter’d soul."

— Carter, Elizabeth (1717-1806)

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Date: 1825

"One passion ruled despotic in her breast, / In every word, and look, and thought confest."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "searching mind" may make "keen glances"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"What powers lie folded in thy curious frame,-- / Senses from objects locked, and mind from thought! "

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "ethereal mind" may be clouded

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The mind may be sick and impatient

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The heart may be naked and unarmoured

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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