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Date: 1766

"Wisdom ... May in a little moment quit, / And abdicate the throne of Wit, / And leave, a vacant seat, the brain, / For Folly to usurp and reign"

— Lloyd, Evan (1734-1776)

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Date: 1766

One may "discompose the tide, / On which Ideas wont to ride" by fermenting "it with a yeasty Storm" or deforming is "with high Floods of Wine"

— Lloyd, Evan (1734-1776)

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Date: 1766

"Ev'n this my friend, its well known image here / Remains engraven by the hand of love: / My beating heart confirms it for the same."

— Williams, Anna (1708-1783)

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Date: 1766

"I boast not iron ribs, nor heart of steel, / Raw is my flesh, and warm my blood to feel"

— Lloyd, Evan (1734-1776)

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Date: 1766

"Till now detain'd / In cruel bonds, his thoughts alone were free, / And these have never stray'd from his Constantia."

— Williams, Anna (1708-1783)

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Date: 1767

"Shun, shun the Wretch, and case your Heart in Steel, / Lose not a Thought on those who cannot feel;"

— Lloyd, Evan (1734-1776)

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Date: 1773

A panting heart may be chilled by "hideous forms"

— Penny [née Hughes, formerly Christian], Anne (bap. 1729, d. 1780/4)

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Date: 1773

The mind may be "poured forth"

— Penny [née Hughes, formerly Christian], Anne (bap. 1729, d. 1780/4)

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Date: 1794

Busy thought may paint "a thousand horrors"

— Cave [later Winscom], Jane (c.1754-1813)

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Date: 1794

Pain may raise its sceptre within the frame

— Cave [later Winscom], Jane (c.1754-1813)

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