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Date: 1704

"Nay, wise Men and great Philosophers, have accounted it as the Archet or Musical Bow of the Mind. And certainly it is most true, and as it were a Secret of Nature, that the Minds of Men are more patent to Affections, and Impressions Congregate than Solitary."

— Dennis, John (1658-1734)

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Date: 1705

"Nature is a kind of Harmony, which by a strange Collection of Things, makes an Impression on our Senses and our Reason."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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