God himself is the soul's eternal food

— Davies [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]


Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Printed by W. Strahan [etc.]
Date
1755
Metaphor
God himself is the soul's eternal food
Metaphor in Context
Perhaps, for want of food, the soul may pine;
But that were strange, since all things bad and good;
Since all Gods creatures, mortal and divine;
Since God himself is her eternal food.
Provenance
Reading Johnson's and Bailey's dictionaries
Citation
Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which Are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. New York,: AMS Press, 1967.
Date of Entry
06/24/2004

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