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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 blood tempestuous, pours a flushing wave" and "With raging swell alternate pantings rise"

— 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

[Allegories of taste, smell, sound, and vision.]

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

" Thro' nature traffick on, from pole to pole, / And stamp new worlds on thy dilated soul"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

"'O why of these thy bounteous goods bereft, / 'And only to interior Reason left?"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1735

"Whence either pulmonary lobe expires, / And all the interior subtile breath retires; / Subsiding lungs[6] their labouring vessels press, / Affected mutual with severe distress, / While towards the left their confluent torrents gush, / And on the heart's sinister cavern rush;"

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