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Date: 1712

"You say, the Spirits in the Optick Nerve, / Mov'd by the intercepted Image, serve / To bear th' Impression to the Brain, and give / The Stroke, by which the Object we perceive."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1713

"The hero's presence deep impression makes; / The scenes his soul and body re-unite / Furnish a voice, produce him to the sight."

— Young, Edward (bap. 1683, d. 1765)

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