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Date: 1786

"For, as the state of heat, in metallic substances, is the state wherein they are made capable to assume new or beautiful forms, so the state of affliction is the state to mould the human mind to every pursuit that is congenial to the dignity of its nature."

— Nolan, William (fl. 1786)

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