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Date: 1805

"I've a hole in my heart, you may through it drive a cart"

— Robertson, James (fl.1768-1788)

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Date: 1805

"[N]or shall the heav'n-born mind / Oblivious linger in the silent cave / Of endless hopeless sleep"

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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Date: w. 1805

"Hitherto, / In progress through this Verse, my mind hath look'd / Upon the speaking face of earth and heaven / As her prime Teacher, intercourse with man / Establish'd by the sovereign Intellect, / Who through that bodily Image hath diffus'd / A soul divine which we participate, / A deathless sp...

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1806

"The skull proper has become the map, on which, just as an atlas, the regions and localities are circumscribed in which man as in a tiny world, is decribed. "

— Doornik, Jacobus

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Date: 1806

"Nowadays one travels around man's skull as if on a globe, to seek and discover places where our perceptions, desires, inclinations, and mental abilities are housed."

— Doornik, Jacobus

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Date: October 1807

"A soul [may be] defiled with every stain / That man's reflecting mind can pain."

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1807

"I took the man of my heart, proudly spurning those alliances, where all is fairly engrossed, but the affections, and every thing duly stampt, except an impression on the heart"

— Morton, Thomas (1764-1838)

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Date: 1807

"Father, why gird my poor brain with hoops of iron? In mercy loose them. Ah! now I'm free"

— Morton, Thomas (1764-1838)

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Date: 1807-8

"Thus with the show of reason, but with hearts, / By faction tainted, and by envy steel'd / Against their youthful leader, they had hop'd / By these inglorious councils to degrade / And tarnish his high fame."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1807-8

"Since, then, th' Eternal Pow'r has stamp'd each mind, / Pure and congenial, in one common mould"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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