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Date: 1872

"At Shakespear's happy birth / With fire ethereal Jove his soul endow'd, / Then bade him spurn the narrow bounds of earth, / And sordid wishes of the grov'ling crowd, / That chain the free-born mind."

— Laurence, French (1757-1809)

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Date: 1928

"Or what is Hair but threads of gold / That Lovers Hearts in fetters hold?"

— Butler, Samuel (1613-1680)

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