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Date: 1742

"The poet says, he makes this courtesan worse than Circe; for she changed the minds and internal disposition of her followers, whereas Circe, as Homer expressly remarks, metamorphosed only their outward form"

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754) and The Reverend William Young (d.1757); Aristophanes (c.448-c.380 B.C.)

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Date: 1745

"Bear Witness, Heaven! Thou Mind-inspecting Eye! / My Breast is pure."

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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