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Date: 1755

"To Modesty she made severe Pretence; / Under that Mask her Wantonness would hide; / Too thin Disguise! for oft the grosser Sense / Would reassume the Reins, drive over the weaker Fence."

— Arnold, Cornelius (b. 1714, d. in or after 1758)

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