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Date: 1739

"Reason, the judge, recalls the soul / To Truth's severest test"

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1739

One may be judge of his own desires and be the master of his own heart

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

Reason may be bound in chains and vice may lord over it

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

The "intellectual power" may bend "from his awful throne a wondering ear"

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

The passions may be "gently "sooth'd away" and "Sink to divine repose"

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

The Graces and Venus inhabit the mind. ( And the latter invites the soul "to never-fading joy"?)

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

The mind is a machine roused by the "Passions fierce illapse," which "keeps the elastic powers / Intensely poiz'd"

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1772

The soul may "feel her frame expanded" and exult like a young conqueror

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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Date: 1795

Reason may be "bound in chains, That vice alone may lord it"

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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