"No storms of passion I desire."

— Arley [Miles Peter Andrews (1742- 814)?]

January 23, 1787, 1788
"No storms of passion I desire."
Metaphor in Context
No storms of passion I desire,
No boundless transports claim,
Give me that gentle doubtful fire,
Which feeds a sportive flame.
At least 7 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1787, 1788, 1790, 1792, 1792).

Published in The World (January 23, 1787). See The Poetry of the World. (London: Printed by John Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1788), II, pp. 12-14.

See also The British Album. In Two Volumes. vol. 2 (London: Printed by John Bell, 1790), II, pp. 12-14. <Link to Google Books>

Text found searching The British Album: a Collection of Poems. ([Boston]: Printed at the Apollo Press, in Boston, by Belknap and Hall. Sold at their office State Street, and at the several bookstores, 1793). <Link to ECCO-TCP>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.