page 23 of 30     per page:
sorted by:

Date: 1803

"Oh! Heaven forbid that I should with thy breast / Steel'd to his real misery!"

— Downman, Hugh (1740-1809)

preview | full record

Date: 1803

"Sermons, though flowing from the sacred lawn, / Are flimsy wires from reason's ingot drawn."

— Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)

preview | full record

Date: 1804

"The daring imp has learn'd to stand his ground; / Well steel'd his heart, and bronz'd his face"

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

preview | full record

Date: 1804

"'Then first with the seducing Cup / 'I tried to steel my Breast, / 'To keep expiring Courage up"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

preview | full record

Date: c. 1804-1811, 1818

"For every human heart has gates of brass & bars of adamant, / Which few dare unbar because dread Og & Anak guard the gates"

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

preview | full record

Date: 1804

"Yet shall we, Colman, at these gifts repine? / Implore cold apathy to steel the heart?"

— Langhorne, John (1735-1779)

preview | full record

Date: 1804

"The Spectre is the Reasoning Power in Man; & when separated / From Imagination, and closing itself as in steel, in a Ratio / Of the Things of Memory"

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

preview | full record

Date: 1805

Pity first stamp'd your story in my breast, and the impression is engrav'd for ever"

— Reynolds, Frederick (1764-1841)

preview | full record

Date: 1805

"Your Worth and Talents will unfold, / Richer than Needlework of Gold; / The native treasures of the soul, / True--as the Needle to the Pole."

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

preview | full record

Date: 1805

"From that rich mine--a merry heart-- / You draw, with more than chemic art, / Of happy thoughts a copious store, / And radiant Gold without the Ore."

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

preview | full record

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