Love or Pride may be a master-passion

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

Love or Pride may be a master-passion
Metaphor in Context
Arrived at home, three pensive days he gave
To feelings fond and meditations grave;
Lovely she was, and, if he did not err,
As fond of him as his fond heart of her;
Still he delay'd, unable to decide,
Which was the master-passion, Love or Pride:
He sometimes wonder'd how his friend could make,
And then exulted in, the night's mistake;
Had she but fortune, "doubtless then," he cried,
"Some happier man had won the wealthy brid
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.