The Mirror of the Mind—according to Modern Philosophy by Francis Hodgson

Our reason, Merivale, is but the hue
That outward objects offer to our view,
Which faithfully our minds reflect within—
And only by perverting these, we sin.
lt follows, as with diff’rent eyes we see,
Reason is different in you and me.
By this true glass our conduct should we dress—
We err, as we regard it, more or less.

From: Hodgson, Francis, Lady Jane Grey, a Tale, in Two Books; with Miscellaneous Poems, in English and Latin, 1809, T. Bensley for J. MacKinlay: London, pp. 217-218.

Date: 1809

By: Francis Hodgson (1781-1852)


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