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Date: 1822

"I see him plainly with my Minds Eye."

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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Date: 1822

"That he may stray league after league some great birthplace to find / And keep his vision clear from speck, his inward sight unblind. "

— Keats, John (1795-1821)

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Date: 1822

"But to proceed, the mind's keen eye / Of Squeezing Jack, thought he could spy / In our Quæ Genus that quick sense, / Which might reward his confidence"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1823

The "venom'd shafts" of Cupid "empoison mortal joy," "Drawing from heav'n the soul of man to earth, / With foul alloy debasing purest treasure."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1825

The "searching mind" may make "keen glances"

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

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Date: 1825

The mind may be sick and impatient

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

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Date: 1825

The heart may be naked and unarmoured

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

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Date: 1835-7

Romney is an expert and can trace "The mind's impression too on every face"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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