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Date: January 29, 1729

"Still Favourites of these conquering Eyes, / 'gainst whom no Heart's defended."

— Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)

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Date: 1730

"This rising day / Saw Sophonisba, from the height of life, / Thrown to the very brink of slavery: / State, honours, armies vanquish'd; nothing left / But her own great unconquerable mind."

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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