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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Some wretches shut their eyes to reason's light, / Their evil habits wantonly invite, / To headstrong passions yield without remorse, / Call each prevailing whim, their Hobby Horse, / And screen'd beneath the sanction of that name, / Freely indulge their vices without shame."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Fastidious Prudes, on Spleen's black palfrey vault, / Chaste to a proverb, virtuous to a fault."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"A never-ceasing vulture gnaws his breast."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"What! are we to live amenable to no restrictions; to give the rein to all our appetites?"

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Here let us pause, 'twere tedious to describe, / Of Proteus whim, the Hobby Horsy tribe, / Through all the mazes of caprice to wind, / And hunt the gay Cameleon of the mind."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1799

Insinuations "breed suspicion" in the mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My unfledged fancy had not hitherto soared to this pitch."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"The heart of a physician should be in full steel and armour, like the body of a tortoise"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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