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Date: 1782

"But what is man in his own proud esteem? / Hear him, himself the poet and the theme: / A monarch clothed with majesty and awe, / His mind his kingdom, and his will his law, / Grace in his mien and glory in his eyes, / Supreme on Earth and worthy of the skies, / Strength in his heart, dominion in...

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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