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Date: 1785

"Heav'ns! of how cynnical a Nature / The school-taught Race of ALMA MATER! / Who, of cramp'd Mind and clouded Brain / Bind GENIUS in a Gothic Chain."

— Polwhele, Richard (1760-1838)

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Date: 1787

The headlong rout's misguided rage may wage equal combat with the firm phalanx (of reasoning calms placid sense)

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

Temperate thought may cool glowing passions and "bow the swelling heart to reason's rule"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"Wisdom unseals charm'd Reason's drowsy eyes."

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"His mind to gentler thoughts he tries to move, / and conquer strong renown by stronger love"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"Whate'er pursuits the attentive mind employ / Must mark our manners with a strong alloy"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"The sons of Rome ne'er felt the soft control / Of milky kindness stealing o'er the soul, / Nor did their nerves to pleasure's touch awake / Of gentler thoughts the mild impression take;"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"For scenes that frequent shapes of Death impart / Arm the firm breast, and steel the manly heart"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"To curse the hearts that selfish maxims steel, / And execrate the effects of patriot zeal.--"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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Date: 1787

"But when by various wrongs your bosom's steel'd, / Your groaning country calling to the field, / And 'twixt the foe and you the uncertain scale / Of fight must shew whose fortune shall prevail"

— Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)

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