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Date: 1842

Rash, angry words may be "spoken out of season / When passion has usurp'd the throne of reason"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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Date: 1850

"But Nature then was sovereign in my mind, / And mighty forms, seizing a youthful fancy, / Had given a charter to irregular hopes."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1850

"Nor was it mean delight / To watch crude Nature work in untaught minds; / To note the laws and progress of belief."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1850

"So I fared, / Dragging all precepts, judgments, maxims, creeds, / Like culprits to the bar; calling the mind, / Suspiciously, to establish in plain day / Her titles and her honours"

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1850

"The mind is lord and master--outward sense / The obedient servant of her will"

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1850

"Moreover, each man's Mind is to herself / Witness and judge"

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1862

"When reason gets into the throne, / The court shall teach us to be godly."

— Wesley, Samuel, the Younger (1691-1739)

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Date: 1862

"Through all our proceedings let reason bear rule"

— Mather, Joseph (1737-1804)

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Date: 1868

"When Satan rules the simple heart / Jesus alone can drive him thence."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"The fiend out of my soul to chase, / And plant Thy kingdom in its place."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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