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Date: 1804, 1807

"Their souls shall reach the Sabbath of the skies;-- / As birds, from bleak Norwegia's wintry coast / Blown out to sea, strive to regain the shore, / But, vainly striving; yield them to the blast,-- / Swept o'er the deep to Albion's genial isle, / Amazed they light amid the bloomy sprays / Of som...

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1807

"No, no; fear, hatred, envy, all have steeled / The heart of England's Queen."

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1807

"Miscreant! thy words, far from appalling me / With the full marshalled horrors of this day, / They steel my heart"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

"Or through some fairy palace fancy roves, / And studs, with ruby lamps, the fretted roof / Or paints with every colour of the bow / Spotless parterres, all freakt with snow-white flowers, / Flowers that no archetype in nature own."

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1809, 1812

"Alas, her hopes are transient as that blaze, / And direful images her fancy crowd"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1812

One may "leave the friends of youthful years, / And mould [his] heart anew, to take the stamp / Of foreign friendships, in a foreign land"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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Date: 1812

One may "mould [his] heart anew, to take the stamp / Of foreign friendships, in a foreign land"

— Graham, James (1765-1811)

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