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Date: 1722

"I believe my mistress herself has signed and sealed, in her heart, to Mr. Myrtle--did I not bid you kiss me but once and be gone?"

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: 1765

"I fancy that blanks would do still better, as some authors have lately used them, merely to make up bulk, and stuff life's volume."

— Griffith, Elizabeth (1720-1793)

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Date: 1775

A fellow may be forgotten--illiterated from the memory

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)

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