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Date: w. August 1814

"Yet as the Tuscan mid the snow / Of Lapland thinks on sweet Arno, / Even so for ever shall she be / The Halo of my Memory."

— Keats, John (1795-1821)

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Date: w. 1798-1800, 1814

"Of the individual Mind that keeps her own / Inviolate retirement, subject there / To Conscience only, and the law supreme / Of that Intelligence which governs all."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: w. 1798-1800, 1814

"Not Chaos, not / The darkest pit of lowest Erebus, / Nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out / By help of dreams--can breed such fear and awe / As fall upon us often when we look / Into our Minds, into the Mind of Man-- / My haunt, and the main region of my song."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: w. 1798-1800, 1814

"How exquisitely the individual Mind / (And the progressive powers perhaps no less / Of the whole species) to the external World / Is fitted:--and how exquisitely, too-- / Theme this but little heard of among men-- / The external World is fitted to the Mind."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"How then should matron Mind, with filial fear, / Judge all the embryo thoughts engender'd there"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

Imagination may see shapes that "stir the poison in her heart of Spleen"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"What Spectres mad Suspicion might behold / Pilfering her property, in goods, or gold--"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"The Soul's keen craving's still unsatisfied ... like the Miser, mid profusion pines, / Still poor--still pennyless, 'mongst golden mines!"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"Whose waxen Hearts with warm emotion melt"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"No classic teaching those pure Truths imparts, / That Scripture stamps on humblest Christians' hearts!"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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