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Date: 1785

"To Younge, where the smile-stealing comic we find, / With the soft, the sublime, and the graceful combin'd. / To Younge who can each diff'rent passion impart, / Who pleases the judgement, but conquers the heart, / And guided by Nature, is followed by Art."

— MacNally, Leonard (1752-1820)

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Date: 1797

A boy with the the divine gift of beauty may conquer "each heart he lists" nor needs Cupid's "shafts to aid his victories"

— Mason, William (1725-1797)

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