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Date: 1821

"Dust to the dust! but the pure spirit shall flow / Back to the burning fountain whence it came."

— Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)

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Date: 1821

And "if the seal is set, / Here, on one fountain of a mourning mind, / Break it not thou!"

— Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)

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Date: 1822

Reason "from her judgement-seat / Must, with a tender rigour, treat / The venial errors of the mind, / And in severity be kind"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1823

A sublime power rules the will "And stamps His precepts on the conscious breast"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1823

The "venom'd shafts" of Cupid "empoison mortal joy," "Drawing from heav'n the soul of man to earth, / With foul alloy debasing purest treasure."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1825

"What powers lie folded in thy curious frame,-- / Senses from objects locked, and mind from thought! "

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"One only passion, strong and unconfined, / Disturbed the balance of her even mind"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825, 1868

"On her heart the answer seal."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1834

Fancy may judge a beloved "ever fond and true"

— 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.