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Date: 1838

"Survey these features--see if nothing there / May old impressions on your mind repair!"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"The Captain's heart, although unused to melt, / A strong impression from persuasion felt;"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"Hard was his heart; but yet a heart of steel / May melt in dying, and dissolving feel."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

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

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1842

Rash, angry words may be "spoken out of season / When passion has usurp'd the throne of reason"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1839-1842

"My heart within / Melts as the wax."

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1842

"For a shrewd intellect, the best employ / Is to detect a soul of base alloy;"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1842

None "can I find / No sterling unadulterated mind; / None that abides the crucible like mine"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1842

"The images of past delight / Have fleeted from her troubled sight, / And left no perfect form behind / On the dim mirror of the mind"

— Herbert, William (1778-1847)

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Date: 1850

"The relation discovered, must be something remote from all the common tracks and sheep-walks made in the mind."

— Smith, Sydney (1771-1845)

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