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Date: 1755

"No constant reason of this can be given, but from the nature of man's mind, which hath this notion of a deity born with it, and stamped upon it; or is of such a frame, that in the free use of itself will find God."

— Tillotson [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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