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Date: August 15, 1822

A king may "over three nations .. happily reign, / And establish his throne in their hearts"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: November 1824

"Shall human reason frame a rule to draw / Before its puny court the cognizance / Of a Divine eternal ordinance / With warrants of its own?"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1826

"Her Heart was Judge, & could the difference trace / Between the Jocky-Air and real Grace, / Between the Lad, who was allowed to ride, / And show his Hunters at his Landlord's Side, / And One, who thought not that he should aspire / Beyond his Rank by riding with the Squire."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1826

"Then with a Warmth of Language, which He thought / Must on a Heart of Steel or Stone have wrought, / He prest his Suit"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1826

"Seen many a Comrade droop, & strove to steel / His heart, but still the Woes of War could fee / With Other Woes."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: w. 1775, 1827

"For thou, within the human Mind / Fix'd, as on thy peculiar throne, / Sitt'st like a Deity inshrined; / And either Muse is all thine own!"

— Crowe, William (1745-1829)

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Date: 1834

Fancy may judge a beloved "ever fond and true"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1837

"Make Thou my spirit pure and clear / As are the frosty skies, / Or this first snowdrop of the year / That in my bosom lies."

— Tennyson, Alfred, first Baron Tennyson (1809–1892)

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Date: 1837

"As these white robes are soil'd and dark, / To yonder shining ground; / As this pale taper's earthly spark, / To yonder argent round; / So shows my soul before the Lamb, / My spirit before Thee; / So in mine earthly house I am, / To that I hope to be."

— Tennyson, Alfred, first Baron Tennyson (1809–1892)

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Date: 1838

The conquer'd mind may waste in slow disease

— 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.