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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?]

"The government of Head and Heart soon chang'd, / All former plans of thinking were derang'd; / Cupid's fond garrison was put to route, / Hypothesis march'd in, and Love march'd out."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Their hearts still glow'd with unextinguish'd flames."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

The soul "lives eternal in some brighter sphere. / Art thou the wretch to doubt that truth sublime, / Can'st thou not look beyond the things of time? / Hast thou no innate power to comprehend / Matter eterne, existence without end ? / Yon blue waves never-resting lapse behold, / For there 'tis Hi...

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Elf, we'll promote the cause of human weal, / To yon dissecting sage these truths reveal. / Show him what use the Renal Capsule serves, / The liquid Fire that floats along the nerves; / Give him the office of the Spleen to find, / And let him see the Nidus of the mind."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"No more to that insatiate mind impart / The breast of learning, and the food of art."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Thou Friendship art the most exalted guest, / The noblest inmate of the human breast!"

— 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: 1798 [1797?]

"There is of Humorists an endless race, / And Mind appears as various as Face."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"But since in human action 'tis confess'd, / One ruling passion lords it o'er the rest, / It well behoves the govern'd to decide, / To whom the ruling sceptre they confide."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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