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Date: 1788

The heart may be "often-wounded," "Renew'd and heal'd"

— Hurdis, James (1763-1801)

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Date: 1790

"Not only in the eye of the law, but in the eye of reason, 'the will' is ever 'taken for the deed', and 'they who cannot as they will, must will as they may'; that is, must do as they can."

— Trusler, John (1735-1820)

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Date: 1790

"Love is an idle term; it is merely the fever of the mind, and, if encouraged, is apt to rage; but, if discouraged, may be overcome."

— Trusler, John (1735-1820)

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Date: 1810

"In his mind's eye his house and glebe he sees, / And farms and talks with farmers at his ease;"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

"'And dreams are what the troubled fancy sees.'--"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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