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Date: 1824

"'My Sovereign, O beware: with piercing eye/ 'The secrets of thine Odo's bosom try: / 'Virtue, that never asks the test to spare, / 'The mirror to its inmost thoughts can claim; / 'And come forth purer from the searching flame!'"

— Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton (1762-1837)

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