Fancy may judge a beloved "ever fond and true"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

Place of Publication
J. Murray
Fancy may judge a beloved "ever fond and true"
Metaphor in Context
"Her sailor left her, with, perhaps, intent
"To make her his--'tis doubtful what he meant:
"But he was captured, and the life he led
"Drove all such young engagements from his head.
"On him she ever thought, and none beside,
"Seeking her love, were favour'd or denied;
"On her dear David she had fix'd her view,
"And fancy judged him ever fond and true
"Nay, young and handsome--Time could not destroy--
"No--he was still the same--her gallant boy!
"Labour had made her coarse, and her attire
"Show'd that she wanted no one to admire;
"None to commend her; but she could conceive
"The same of him, as when he took his leave,
"And gaily told what riches he would bring,
"And grace her hand with the symbolic ring
Searching "judge" and "fancy" in HDIS (Poetry)
George Crabbe. The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life. Vol. VIII. London: J. Murray, 1834.
Date of Entry

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