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Date: 1808

Love of native soil is a ruling passion that may intervene in restless scenes

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1809

"Still may she [Fancy] rule the manly mind; / Her sweetest magic still impart / To soften, not subdue, the heart: / Still may she warm the chosen breast, /Not as the sovereign, but the guest."

— Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)

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Date: 1810

"Hence are his senses to his reason subject."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1810

"Fear was his ruling passion; yet was Love, / Of timid kind, once known his heart to move."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1810

"Think that you hear them plead from Reason's throne!"

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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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: 1810

"Kindness can woo the Lion from his den, / A moral teaching to the sons of men; / His mighty heart in silken bonds can draw, / And bend his nature to sweet Pity's law."

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: 1810

"Had Bethlehem's star, of humble swains the guide; / Of souls, unclouded with pedantick pride; / On thee benighted, beamed, with friendly ray, / With all the light of evangelick day; / Ideas, in thy brain, had held no dance / Of anarchy, thou citizen of France!"

— Stockdale, Percival (1736-1811)

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