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Date: 1810

"Friends, parents, relatives, hope, reason, love," may "With anxious ardour for that empire strove"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1812

"[R]eviving joy and lingering gloom" may "Alternate empire o'er [the] soul assume."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1812

Love or Pride may be a master-passion

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1812

Reason may rule us in her proper place

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1812

"Reason, through anguish, shall her throne forsake, / And strength of mind but stronger madness make."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

The master-passion is not always obeyed

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

Reason may "re-ascend her throne" after a burst of "salutary tears"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: August 15, 1822

A king may "over three nations .. happily reign, / And establish his throne in their hearts"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: November 1824

"Shall human reason frame a rule to draw / Before its puny court the cognizance / Of a Divine eternal ordinance / With warrants of its own?"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: w. 1775, 1827

"For thou, within the human Mind / Fix'd, as on thy peculiar throne, / Sitt'st like a Deity inshrined; / And either Muse is all thine own!"

— Crowe, William (1745-1829)

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