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Date: September 20, 1858

"The news of the new treaty wrung from China by the allied Plenipotentiaries has, it would appear, conjured up the same wild vistas of an immense extension of trade which danced before the eyes of the commercial mind in 1845, after the conclusion of the first Chinese war."

— Marx, Karl (1818-1883)

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