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Date: 1785

"Sov'reigns are subjects to the master part; / The ruling passion still maintains its post, / Monarch o'er monarchs, and the mortal's lost."

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: 1785

Play [gambling] may be a ruling passion

— MacNally, Leonard (1752-1820)

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Date: 1785

The body may feast while the mind may fast

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1785

Love of news may be a master-passion

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1785

The mind may be diseased

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1785

"Theron meanwhile believ'd it Love, fond Love enthron'd / Upon the mutual heart."

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: 1785

"From shadows thinner than the fleeting night / That floats along the vale or haply seems / To wrap the mountain in its hazy vest" Jealousy may conjure monsters in the chaos of its frenzied brain

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: 1785

Jealousy's monsters may hurl "frighted Reason from her throne, / And with her all the charities that wait / To grace her virtuous Court"

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: 1785

The soul controls "the state, the splendour and the throne, / An intellectual kingdom, all her own"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1785

The gay juice may "unlock the secret soul"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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