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Date: 1713

"What an April weather in the mind!"

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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Date: 1796

"It has nothing that can keep the mind erect under the gusts of adversity."

— Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)

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Date: 1809

"Could my ideas flow as fast as the rain in the store-closet it would be charming."

— Austen, Jane (1775-1817)

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Date: 1931

"As you remember I am a great one for mugginess--of air, mind or imagery."

— Tuve, Rosemund (1903-1964)

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