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Date: 1735

"Just so supreme, unmated, and alone, / The Soul assumes her intellectual throne"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

"Around their queen attendant spirits watch, / Each rising thought with prompt observance catch, / The tidings of internal passion spread, / And thro' each part the swift contagion shed"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

The mind "speeds her ministry abroad, / And rules obedient matter with a nod" as "The obsequious mass beneath her influence yields, /And even her will the unwieldy fabric wields"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

"Tho' winding paths" the soul's "sprightly envoys fly, / Or watchful in the frontier senses lie"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

"Such haply by that Côon artist known, / Seated apparent queen on Fancy's throne; / From thence thy shape his happy canvas blest, / And colours dipt in heaven thy heavenly form confest"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1738

"But soon a beam, emissive from above, / Shed mental day, and touch'd the heart with love; / Gave jealous rage to know Divine Controul, / And ruled the tempest rising in the soul."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1739

"And in my Heart, a little Heav'n, / Thy Throne triumphant raise."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1739

"JESUS makes our Hearts his Throne, / There he lives, and reigns alone."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1739

"Thy presence, Lord, the place shall fill, / My heart shall be Thy throne, / Thy holy, just, and perfect will / Shall in my flesh be done."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1739

"Surely He shall the mourner cheer, / And make the broken heart His throne; / Shall break it first, and then bind up."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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