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Date: 1790

"For what heart, / Not made of steel, could look on such a scene, / Three armies deep and strong, with countless horse, / Chariots untold, innumerable foot"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1791

"The generous Mind expanding into Joy, / While no mean Passion mixt its base Alloy;"

— Polwhele, Richard (1760-1838)

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Date: 1791

"Hail to each ancient sacred shade / Of those, who gave the Muses aid, / Skill'd verse mysterious to unfold, / And set each brilliant thought in gold."

— Smart, Christopher (1722-1771)

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Date: 1791

"Love did thy lion-heart with courage steel!"

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

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Date: 1791

"Bid the dark Furies all thy bosom steel, / And Cumberland afresh thine anger feel."

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

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Date: 1792

"Could gold once give thee to my eager arms, / Lo, into guineas would I coin my heart;"

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

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Date: 1792

"Had not a persecuting spirit steel'd / Their breasts to momentary pardon prone."

— Polwhele, Richard (1760-1838)

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Date: 1793

"Strike the flint of his heart on the steel / Of freedom"

— Huddesford, George (bap. 1749, d. 1809)

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Date: 1795

"Still to be serious, Pitt, before we part: / Let Mercy melt the mill-stone of thy heart."

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

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Date: 1800

"Steel were the heart / That could this passing spectacle survey, / Nor feel the touch of sympathy within."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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