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Date: 1791

"[I]mpetuous Passion's flame" may be blown to rage

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1789, 1791, 1799

"When Air's pure essence joins the vital flood, / And with phosphoric Acid dyes the blood, / Your Virgin trains the transient Heat dispart, / And lead the soft combustion round the heart; / Life's holy lamp with fires successive feed"

— Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)

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