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Date: 1825

Disease and cold "damps of age" may cloud the head

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"One passion ruled despotic in her breast, / In every word, and look, and thought confest."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "searching mind" may make "keen glances"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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"What powers lie folded in thy curious frame,-- / Senses from objects locked, and mind from thought! "

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "ethereal mind" may be clouded

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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The mind may be sick and impatient

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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The heart may be naked and unarmoured

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Tender charities may reside in the "feeling breast"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

Domestic love may build her nest in the "feeling breast"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"Thus, when the fervid Passions cool, / And Judgement, late, begins to rule; / When Reason mounts her throne serene, / And social Friendship gilds the scene; / When man, of ripened powers possest, / Broods o'er the treasures of his breast; / Exults, in conscious worth elate, / Lord of himself--al...

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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