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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: 1813

Love may be a ruling passion

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1813

One passion governs every gallant mind

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1813

Country's love may be a ruling passion

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1814

"No single passion, and no ruling thought / That leaves the rest, as once, unseen, unsought, / But the wild prospect when the Soul reviews, / All rushing through their thousand avenues"

— Byron, George Gordon Noel, sixth Baron Byron (1788-1824)

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Date: w. August 1814

"Fill for me a brimming bowl / *And let me in it drown my soul: */ But put therein some drug, designed */ To Banish Women from my mind."

— Keats, John (1795-1821)

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Date: w. 1798-1800, 1814

"Of the individual Mind that keeps her own / Inviolate retirement, subject there / To Conscience only, and the law supreme / Of that Intelligence which governs all."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

In "His pure, perfect Kingdom" God may sway "in the Souls, and Hearts, of all"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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Date: 1814, 1816, 1896

"Confined, in silence, he conferr'd alone / With Understanding, on his mental Throne"

— Woodhouse, James (bap. 1735, d. 1820)

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