"Such acts will stamp their moral on the soul"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

Work Title
"Such acts will stamp their moral on the soul"
Metaphor in Context
So many thought, and there is found a heart
To dwell upon the deaths on either part;
Since this their morals have been more correct,
The cruel spirit in the place is check'd;
His lordship holds not in such sacred care,
Nor takes such dreadful vengeance for a hare;
The smugglers fear, the poacher stands in awe
Of Heaven's own act, and reverence the law;
There was, there is, a terror in the place
That operates on man's offending race;
Such acts will stamp their moral on the soul,
And while the bad they threaten and control,
Will to the pious and the humble say,
Yours is the right, the safe, the certain way,
'T is wisdom to be good, 't is virtue to obey.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.