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Date: 1710, 1797

"Like the soul in the body it [paper credit] actuates all substance, yet it is itself immaterial."

— Defoe, Daniel (1660?-1731)

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Date: 1720, 1735

A banker's soul may be "Weigh'd in the Ballance, and found Light."

— Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)

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