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Date: 1717

"Thy Heart, Courtwell, is like a Looking-Glass, it presently receives the Image of what is represented before it, and as soon loses it"

— Bullock, Christopher (bap. 1690, d. 1722)

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Date: 1720

"But Friendship is the Mirror of the Mind, which lays open to us all our Faults"

— Shadwell, Charles (d. 1726)

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Date: 1722

"Such an Author consulted in a Morning, sets the Spirit for the Vicissitudes of the Day, better than the Glass does a Man's Person"

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: November 10, 1730

"Since Truth to the Mind her own Likeness reflects, / Let none the just Mirror despise."

— Lillo, George (1691/3-1739)

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Date: June 22, 1731

"The wise Man prepares himself for Death, by making it familiar to his Mind.--When strong Reflections hold the Mirror near,--and the Living in the Dead behold their future selves, how does each inordinate Passion and Desire cease or sicken at the View?"

— Lillo, George (1691/3-1739)

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Date: 1734

"Alas! that I shou'd view your Heart in the Mirror of my own!"

— Cooke, Thomas (1703-1756); Terence (c. 190 - 159 B.C.)

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Date: 1739

"Yes, Speech is Animi Index, & Speculum; 'tis the Interpreter of the Heart, 'tis the Image of the Soul."

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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