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Date: 1720

"The Goths were not so barbarous a Race / As the grim Rusticks of this motly Place; / Of Reason void, and Thought, whom Int'rest rules, / Yet will be Knaves tho' Nature meant them Fools."

— Diaper, William (1686-1717)

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