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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"No more to that insatiate mind impart / The breast of learning, and the food of art."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Thou Friendship art the most exalted guest, / The noblest inmate of the human breast!"

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Here let us pause, 'twere tedious to describe, / Of Proteus whim, the Hobby Horsy tribe, / Through all the mazes of caprice to wind, / And hunt the gay Cameleon of the mind."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"There is of Humorists an endless race, / And Mind appears as various as Face."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"But since in human action 'tis confess'd, / One ruling passion lords it o'er the rest, / It well behoves the govern'd to decide, / To whom the ruling sceptre they confide."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798

"No neighbour mind serves as a mirror to reflect the generous confidence he felt within himself; and perhaps the man never yet existed, who could maintain his enthusiasm to its full vigour, in the midst of this kind of solitariness."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: February, 1798

"And what (I said) tho' blasphemy's loud scream / With that sweet music of deliv'rance strove; / Tho' all the fierce and drunken passions wove / A dance more wild than ever maniac's dream; / Ye storms, that round the dawning east assembled, / The sun was rising, tho' ye hid his light!"

— Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834)

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Date: 1798

"But I'm a Bust with Heart of Steel, / That can nor Pain nor Pleasure feel."

— Elizabeth [née Lady Elizabeth Berkeley], margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth [other married name Elizabeth Craven, Lady Craven] (1750–1828)

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