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Date: 1806

"Go forth, ye glorious conquerors of the mind"

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1806

"'Now on the bosom of the list'ning Youth / 'Impress, engrave the sacred form of Truth"

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1806

"Tho' party-zeal inflam'd his iron heart, / And prejudice sharp pointed ev'ry dart; / With glowing thoughts, his mind profusely teem'd."

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1810

"Hence are his senses to his reason subject."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: w. 1796, 1811

"Truths to describe, which clearly to explain / Reason's dim lamp has burnt for centuries in vain."

— Mason, William (1725-1797)

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Date: w. 1796, 1811

"Hence the same Charity, heart-cheering guest, / That burnt, with fervent flame, in Dryden's breast, / Inspirits mine"

— Mason, William (1725-1797)

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Date: 1811, 1812

In the "deep record of the Sibyl's leaves, / There no instruction the blank mind receives."

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1811, 1812

"The soul, a cheering lamp, the scene illumes, / Fed with the splendour of ethereal rays, / And bright'ning still, as still the frame decays"

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: 1815

The mind may be indicated by looks

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1815

The wavering motions of the mind are like "quivering light" reflected off a confined "crystal flood" in a brass cistern

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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