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Date: 1765 [1764]

"No, Bianca; his heart was ever a stranger to me--but he is my father, and I must not complain."

— Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717-1797)

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Date: 1768

"Every dirty passion, and bad propensity in my nature, took the alarm, as I stated the proposition."

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1773

"Zounds! Sir, can you give any relief to a soul that is haunted by Furies?"

— Graves, Richard (1715-1804)

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