One's sires's "great soul" may respire in one's breast

— Ruffhead, James

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One's sires's "great soul" may respire in one's breast
Metaphor in Context
Rise, Fabius!-rise, on Grandeur shed thy light,
The just oeconomy, that makes it bright,
Freely to spend, but not to live profuse,
Of riches how to know the noblest use,
To pay with pleasure, with a smile bestow,
Make labour chearful, and make merit glow.
O truly great-and worthy of thy Sires!
Still, in thy breast-their own great soul respires,
Lights up the virtue-makes all honor shine,
And all the sage's golden mean is thine.
(pp. 17-8, in. 64-5)
Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).
At least 2 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1746, 1747).

James Ruffhead, The Passions of Man. A Poem. In Four Epistles (London: Printed for the Author, 1746). <Link to ECCO>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.