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Date: 1712, 1721 [1706-21]

"After the princess had passed by Aladdin, and got into the baths, he remained some time astonished and confounded, and in a kind of extacy, in reflecting and imprinting the idea of so charming an object deeply in his mind."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1712

"Thus Fancy does the pliant Foetus wind, / Thus makes Impressions on the feeble Mind."

— Cobb, Samuel (1675-1713); Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Quillet, Claudius (fl.1640-1656)

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