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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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Date: April, 1871

"There are cases where our intellect has gone through the arguments, and we give a clear assent to the conclusions. But our minds seem dry and unsatisfied."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: April, 1871

"In cases like the Caliph Omar's, it governs all other desires, absorbs the whole nature, and rules the whole life."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: April, 1871

"A hot flash seems to burn across the brain."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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