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Date: 1761

"No, thou art all that's elegant and fair, / And perfect upon earth; and Caius happy / Beyond whatever gratitude express'd, / Or fancy drew, when glowing raptures catch / The poet's breast, and set the soul on fire."

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811)

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Date: 1782

"Oh! the joy / Of young ideas painted on the mind, / In the warm glowing colours fancy spreads / On objects not yet known, when all is new, / And all is lovely!"

— More, Hannah (1745-1833)

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Date: w. 1766, 1797

"The future whole infix upon thy mind; / Be there each line in truth ideal drawn"

— 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.