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Date: 1807

"Miscreant! thy words, far from appalling me / With the full marshalled horrors of this day, / They steel my heart"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

"Or through some fairy palace fancy roves, / And studs, with ruby lamps, the fretted roof / Or paints with every colour of the bow / Spotless parterres, all freakt with snow-white flowers, / Flowers that no archetype in nature own."

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

"Alas, her hopes are transient as that blaze, / And direful images her fancy crowd"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

One may "leave the friends of youthful years, / And mould [his] heart anew, to take the stamp / Of foreign friendships, in a foreign land"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

One may "mould [his] heart anew, to take the stamp / Of foreign friendships, in a foreign land"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: [1805?] 1810, 1812, 1818

"Where bloody Butler's iron-hearted crew, / Doomed to the flames the weak submitting few"

— Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813)

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Date: 1830

"No idle whims, no vapours fill'd her brain, / But Prudence for her youthful guide she took, / And Goodness, which no earthly vice could stain, / Dwelt in her mind; she was ne proud I ween or vain."

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1859

" Not all this world's gay hopes, nor present charms, / Nor parents tears, nor a fond husband's arms, / Could stamp the least impression on her mind, / Or fix to earth a soul for heav'n design'd."

— Skinner, Rev. John (1721-1807)

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Date: 1859

"(For sure thy sire had not a heart of steel)"

— Skinner, Rev. John (1721-1807)

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Date: 1891

"So those high orthodoxies came to be / Quick seeds in me of heterodox opinion, / And, ere I wist, my thoughts were all at sea, / And drifted, holden by no wise dominion."

— Smith, Walter Chalmers (1824-1908)

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