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Date: w. c. 1789, published 1825

"Dost thou not see,--or art thou blind with age,-- / How many Graces on her eyelids sit, / Linking those viewless chains that bind the soul, / And sharpening smooth discourse with pointed wit."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1828

"Come, gallants, the gay and the graceful, / With hearts like the light plumes ye wear; / Eyes all but divine light our revel, / Like the stars in whose beauty they share."

— Landon, Laetitia Elizabeth [L.E.L.] (1802-1838)

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