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Date: 1819

Some dreams "more strong, abiding figures draw / 'Upon the brain, and we assert 'I saw;'"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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In sleep the fancy may place "A powerful likeness of a form and face" on the organs

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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One may take "all my counterfeit address / 'For sterling passion, should the like profess?"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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""But an accursed dream has steel'd thy breast, / 'And all the woman in thy soul suppress'd."--"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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"'For none could more by outward signs express / 'What wise men lock within the mind's recess."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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One may behold "the mirror truth" within

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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"'I sought the town, and to the ocean gave / 'My mind and thoughts, as restless as the wave"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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"'Well I can call to mind the managed air / 'That gave no comfort, that brought no despair, / 'That in a dubious balance held the mind, / 'To each side turning, never much inclined."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

"'She kept a sort of balance in the mind, / 'And as his pole a dancer on the rope, / 'The equal poise on both sides kept me up."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

"'Just at this time the balance of the mind / 'Is this or that way by the weights inclined; / 'In this scale beauty, wealth in that abides, / 'In dubious balance, till the last subsides;"

— 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.