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Date: 1739

"And as the Author very well says, whose Name I've forgot, Man is in this World like a Bird upon a Bough, the Bough is fix'd to the Tree, he who is fix'd to the Tree follows good Precepts, good Precepts are better than fine Words, fine Words are found at Court, at Court are Courtiers, Courtiers f...

— 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.