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Date: 1791

"I will encounter him, though his hands be fire, / Though fire his hands, and his heart hammer'd steel."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

"Thy heart is steel"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

"and my mother's mind / In doubtful balance hangs, if still with me / An inmate, she shall manage my concerns, / Attentive only to her absent Lord / And her own good report"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: w. 1791-2

"But, sent from God, his presence leaves, / To gather home his ripen'd sheaves, / To call encumber'd souls away / From fleshly bonds to boundless day, / (As when the winged hours excite, / And summon forth the morning-light) / And each to convoy to her place / Before the Eternal Father's face."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1801

"My soul her bondage ill endures; / I pant for liberty like yours."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1810

"Conscious the mortal stamp is on thy breast"

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1810

"As pliant hands in shapes refin'd / Rich iv'ry carve and smooth, / His laws thus mould each ductile mind, / And ev'ry passion soothe"

— Jones, Sir William (1746-1794)

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Date: 1810

"As gems are taught by patient art / In sparkling ranks to beam, / With manners thus he forms the heart, / And spreads a gen'ral gleam"

— Jones, Sir William (1746-1794)

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Date: 1814

The heart may never feel a second flame

— Gray, Thomas (1716-1771)

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Date: 1814

The heart may be a captive

— Gray, Thomas (1716-1771)

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