"Love did thy lion-heart with courage steel!"

— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)

Place of Publication
Printed for J. Evans
"Love did thy lion-heart with courage steel!"
Metaphor in Context
Thy bravery often did I much approve;
Rais'd by that queen of passions, Love.
Whene'er in Love's delicious phrensy crost
By long-ear'd brothers, lo wert thou a host!
Love did thy lion-heart with courage steel!
Quicker than that of Vestris mov'd thy heel:
Here, there, up, down, in, out, how thou didst smite!
And then no alderman could match thy bite!
Searching "heart" and "steel" in HDIS (Poetry)
At least 5 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1791, 1792, 1794).

The Remonstrance. To Which Is Added, an Ode to My Ass: Also, the Magpie and Robin, a Tale; an Apology for Kings; and an Address to My Pamphlet. By Peter Pindar, Esq. (London: Printed for J. Evans, 1791). <Link to ESTC>

Text from The Works of Peter Pindar, 4 vols. (London: Printed for Walker and Edwards, 1816).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.