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Date: 1791

One may be of "drowsy mind obtuse"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1792

A passion may burst "from the grave, in evil hour" and hasten to its prey with fiercer pow'r and "vulture-like, with appetite increas'd" riot on the undiminish'd feast

— Jerningham, Edward (1727-1812)

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Date: w. 1766, 1797

"Has my moral pencil / So oft portray'd the forms of truth and falshood, / In their just lineaments, to thy mind's eye"

— Mason, William (1725-1797)

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