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Date: w. 1779, published 1800

"His iron-heart with Scripture he assail'd, / Woo'd him to hear a sermon, and prevail'd."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: w. 1779, published 1800

"Now strike me to the ground, on which I kneel, / Ere yet this heart relapses into steel;"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1800

"Teach thou my hand, with mutual love, to trace / His mind, as perfect as thy lines his face!"

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1800

"Thee, rich Herodes! Honour has enroll'd / For elegance of mind that match'd thy gold:"

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1800

"Steel were the heart / That could this passing spectacle survey, / Nor feel the touch of sympathy within."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1800

"Julius! thou proof how mists of pride may blind / The eye of reason in the strongest mind!"

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1800

"Piece of the nether millstone is his heart / Who marks ill-pleas'd the frolic of the child, / Or views the rural festival unmov'd."

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1800, 1806

"He is young, / And yet the stamp of thought so tempers youth, / That all its fires are faded"

— Robinson [Née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1758-1800)

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Date: 1800,1806

"Thrice he rose, and thrice / His feet recoil'd; and still the livid flame / Lengthen'd and quiver'd as the moaning wind / Pass'd thro' the rushy crevice, while his heart / Beat, like the death-watch, in his shudd'ring breast."

— Robinson [Née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1758-1800)

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Date: 1800

"Yet e'en o'er thee, in thy despotic hours, / When thou hast chain'd the mind's excursive powers, / Though to thy gloomy keep by pain betray'd, / That mind can triumph by celestial aid."

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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