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Date: 1785

In the heart, "by jarring tempests tost, / Truth, honour, reason, virtue all are lost"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1785

"When Siddons, honour'd, lov'd, rever'd, departs, / Ah! who may claim her empire in your hearts?"

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

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Date: 1785

When Passion dwells in the heart it is "Pleasure's court"

— Lovibond, Edward (bap. 1723, d. 1775)

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Date: 1785

When Reason dwells in the heart it is "Wisdom's cell"

— Lovibond, Edward (bap. 1723, d. 1775)

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Date: 1785

In the "scales of suspense" two fancies may be hung

— MacNally, Leonard (1752-1820)

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Date: 1785

"To Younge, where the smile-stealing comic we find, / With the soft, the sublime, and the graceful combin'd. / To Younge who can each diff'rent passion impart, / Who pleases the judgement, but conquers the heart, / And guided by Nature, is followed by Art."

— MacNally, Leonard (1752-1820)

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Date: 1785

In spite of an aged face a lover may "Still rule the conquer'd heart to life's remotest hour."

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

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Date: 1785

"Then thro' her stores shall active mem'ry rove."

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

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Date: 1785

A ruined mind may be "A blank of Nature, vanish'd every thought / That Nature, Reason, that Experience taught."

— Lovibond, Edward (bap. 1723, d. 1775)

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Date: 1785

One's "chill'd ideas [may] quit their frozen pole / Of blank Despair"

— Yearsley, Ann (bap. 1753, d. 1806)

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