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Date: 1826

One may be "lord of [his] own tenement, and keep [his] household in order"

— King, Thomas (1730-1805)

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Date: 1826

A woman's "reason [may be] ship-wrecked upon her passion, and the hulk of her understanding lies thumping against the rock of her fury"

— King, Thomas (1730-1805)

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Date: January 9, 1827

"Lady Stanmore will never know the value of domestic happiness till she has lost it: she will then find that female domination is wretched slavery; and that the silken tie--the silver links that chain the heart of woman to a worthy husband, is her noblest ornament--her crown of triumph."

— Morton, Thomas (1764-1838)

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Date: w. 1795-1796, first published 1842

"In these my lonely wanderings I perceived / What mighty objects do impress their forms / To elevate our intellectual being."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1848

"Choak not the granary of thy noble mind / With more bad bitter grain"

— Keats, John (1795-1821) [in collab. with Brown]

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Date: 1848

"A young man's heart, by Heaven's blessing, is / A wide world, where a thousand new-born hopes / Empurple fresh the melancholy blood"

— Keats, John (1795-1821) [in collab. with Brown]

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Date: 1848

An old man's heart is narrow, tenantless of hopes, and stuffed with memories

— Keats, John (1795-1821) [in collab. with Brown]

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Date: 1848

Charitable eyes may thaw a heart

— Keats, John (1795-1821) [in collab. with Brown]

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Date: 1848

A sword's point may be dipped in "the gloomy current of a traitor's heart"

— Keats, John (1795-1821)

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Date: 1848

"Could taste so nauseous to the bodily sense, / As these prodigious sycophants disgust / The soul's fine palate. "

— Keats, John (1795-1821) [in collab. with Brown]

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