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Date: 1755

"Blind as the Cyclops, and blind as he, / They own'd a lawless savage liberty, / Like that our painted ancestors so priz'd, / Ere empire's arts their breasts had civiliz'd."

— Dryden [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.