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Date: 1905

"Those hidden bonds are twined about the heart, / So that the captive wanders unconfined, / And has no sovereign but o'er his mind!"

— Betham, Matilda (1776-1852)

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Date: 1928

"Or what is Hair but threads of gold / That Lovers Hearts in fetters hold?"

— Butler, Samuel (1613-1680)

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Date: December 14, 2009

"That'll keep them brain-chained to their trees."

— Wright, Franz (b.1953)

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