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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"But since in human action 'tis confess'd, / One ruling passion lords it o'er the rest, / It well behoves the govern'd to decide, / To whom the ruling sceptre they confide."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798

"Some silent laws our hearts may make, / Which they shall long obey"

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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