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Date: 1791

"In short, it must not be concealed, that like many other good and pious men, amongst whom we may place the Apostle Paul, upon his own authority, Johnson was not free from propensities which were ever 'warring against the law of his mind,'--and that in his combats with them, he was sometimes over...

— Boswell, James (1740-1795)

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Date: 1817

"Lust is the master passion."

— Gifford, William (1756-1826)

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Date: November 1824

"Shall human reason frame a rule to draw / Before its puny court the cognizance / Of a Divine eternal ordinance / With warrants of its own?"

— Frere, John Hookham (1769-1846)

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