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The mind's fires may be doubled

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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"Pursue the theme, and you shall find ... after summing all the rest, / Religion ruling in the breast / A principal ingredient."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Virtue may be a man's "eternal flame" or "ruling passion"

— Blacklock, Thomas (1721-1791)

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A strenuous mind may have "master passions" that may be bred by nature or nurtured by indulgence

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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A lover's heart may be one's throne

— Huddesford, George (bap. 1749, d. 1809)

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The heart may bear a "fair image"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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A cloud may darkly over one's fancy play

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Doubts and fears may "Contend for empire and distract the mind"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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One may fix his empire "o'er the soul of man"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Subtlety may steal "insidious empire o'er [the] weaken'd heart"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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