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Date: 1805

"When you, my Friend, in lucky hour, / Bestow'd the sight-relieving power; / A boon as useful as 'tis kind-- / Yet had no Eye but of the mind-- / Had I been deaf, and blind, and dumb, / For half a century to come, / That Eye, in vision bright and clear, / Would view your worth, and ...

— Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814)

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