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Date: 1819

Some dreams "more strong, abiding figures draw / 'Upon the brain, and we assert 'I saw;'"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1819

In sleep the fancy may place "A powerful likeness of a form and face" on the organs

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1842

"E'en the mind's eye a glassy mirror shews, / And far too deeply her bold pencil draws"

— Blamire, Susanna (1747-1794)

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Date: 1868

"Thy lovely portraiture we find / Engraven on our heart."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: 1868

"So deeply engraven I find / Thy form on my desolate heart!"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Date: April 26 1870

"Between the threads fine fumes arise / And shape their pictures in the brain."

— Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

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