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Date: 1698

"When the Impression is made by the Object, and receiv'd into the Organ of Sense, it is convey'd from thence with the same Type or Character, by an Agitation of its Nervous Expansions and their continued Trunks, to the common Sensory."

— Cowper [Cooper], William (1666/7-1710)

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