"Conscience, that candid judge of right and wrong, / Will o'er the secrets of each heart preside, / Nor aw'd by pomp, nor tam'd by soothing song."

— Fergusson, Robert (1750-1774)


Date
May 7, 1772
Metaphor
"Conscience, that candid judge of right and wrong, / Will o'er the secrets of each heart preside, / Nor aw'd by pomp, nor tam'd by soothing song."
Metaphor in Context
Where is the king that Conscience fears to chide?
  Conscience, that candid judge of right and wrong,
Will o'er the secrets of each heart preside
,
  Nor aw'd by pomp, nor tam'd by soothing song.
Categories
Provenance
Searching "judge" and "heart" in HDIS (Poetry)
Citation
Fergusson, Robert. The Works of Robert Fergusson. Ed. Alexander Balloch Grosart. Edinburgh: Fullarton and Macnab, 1851.
Date of Entry
08/31/2004
Date of Review
04/14/2009

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