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Date: 1747

The soul may let in "the baneful poison of repeated sin" as the snuff-taker does snuff

— Teft, Elizabeth (fl. 1741-7)

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Date: 1762

"Therefore, I have no one notion, / That is not form'd, like the designing / Of the peristaltick motion; / Vermicular; twisting and twining; / Going to work / Just like a bottle-skrew upon a cork."

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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