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Date: 1789

"Contrive me, Artisan, a Bowl / Of Silver ample as my Soul"

— Fawkes, Francis (1720-1777)

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Date: 1790

A sickly mind may be "ill at ease, though seated on the throne / of affluence and plenty"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

'While we converse together, and I feel / 'Secret correction from the bolt of truth / 'Shot home, my better soul in triumph rides, / Borne on the wings of reason to her throne."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

One may have two souls "which, like two mighty Kings, / 'Ever contending for the sov'reignty, / 'Stir up sedition and revolt within"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

A better soul "by revolution strange" may come to sit on her throne

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"'Tis thus the arch deceiver, busy still / To ruin man, besets the female heart, / Insinuates evil counsel, and inflames / The hungry passions, that like arid flax / Catch at a spark, and mount into a blaze."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"The passions heated, reason strives in vain; / Her empire's lost, and the distracted soul / Becomes the sport of devils, wholly bent / To turn and wind it in a world of sin."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"O lovely queen, / Beauty usurps the empire of my heart, / All its affections."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"With a soldier's care / He plan'd the conquest of Ophelia's heart/ and won it"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"[M]y conquer'd heart / 'Has nothing noble or aspiring in it"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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