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Date: 1796

"By force the thirst of weakly sense is cloyed / Silent attend the frown, the gaze, the smile, / To grasp far objects with incessant toil; / So play life's springs with energy, and try / The unceasing thirst of knowledge to supply."

— Yearsley, Ann (bap. 1753, d. 1806)

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