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Date: 1842

The fancy may haunt a place from the one's past

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

Fancy keeps a "glow-worm court, / Where wearied wishes all resort, / Who mixing in her tinsell'd train / Still keep their title light and vain"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

"For now with Fancy's glass they see"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

Time may not "wear thy heart-stamp'd form away"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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"I think thy breast is meade o' brass"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

"Regret came shivering through my veins, / And bound my tongue in iron chains; / My soul in prison seem'd to be / And ever must if torn from thee."

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

"Small cause of triumph can the bravest feel, / For never yet were brave hearts made of steel."

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

"Unchang'd the lasting images remain, / Of which Remembrance ever holds the chain."

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

"E'en the mind's eye a glassy mirror shews, / And far too deeply her bold pencil draws"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1842

In memory one may see the "nameless graces" of a friend's "polish'd mind"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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