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Date: 1760

"There is a certain pleasing force that binds, / Faster than chains do slaves, two willing minds."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1799

"I saw in you the heroism of an ancient Roman .... your chains then dropped from your wrists, and fixed my heart."

— Heron, Robert (c.1765-1807)

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