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Date: November 19, 1793

"When awake many fortuitous circumstances may happen to perplex and discompose us; but when the body is laid asleep, and the mind disencumbered of its load, we think and act with additional force--nothing then obstructs our activity or retards our promised bliss."

— Boyd, Hugh (1746-1794)

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