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Date: 1754

"The mind of man does often what princes and states have done. It gives a currency to brass and copper coined in the several philosophical and theological mints, and raises the value of gold and silver above that of their true standard."

— St John, Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751)

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Date: 1767

"Love has made me stout and strong; /Has given me a charm, / Will not suffer me to fall; / Has steel'd my heart, and nerv'd my arm, / To guard my precious all."

— Garrick, David (1717-1779)

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