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Date: 1832

"Yet distant countries / Not then, as now, communication held / By beaten tracks, and all the luxuries / Of easy transit, while the missive charge / Of the pen's register'd mirror of the mind / Was slow and interrupted"

— Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton (1762-1837)

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Date: 1839

"A face, the mirror of her mind, Like sky without a cloud"

— Pringle, Thomas (1789-1834)

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Date: 1840-1

"Proud were my soul, to see its humble thought / On painting's mirror so divinely caught;"

— Moore, Thomas (1779-1852)

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