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Date: 1785

Play [gambling] may be a ruling passion

— MacNally, Leonard (1752-1820)

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Date: 1786

Love of admiration may be a ruling passion

— Pilon, Frederick (1750-1788)

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Date: 1789, 1792

"The tops of these scarce veil'd the roots of those; / A winding court where wandering fancy walk'd / And to herself responsive Echo talk'd."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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