"But 'the mind diseased' is neglected and forgotten."

— Wilberforce, William (1759-1833)

Place of Publication
T. Cadell and W. Davies
"But 'the mind diseased' is neglected and forgotten."
Metaphor in Context
How solicitously do we inquire after him, how tenderly do we visit him, how much perhaps do we regret that he has not better advice, how apt are we to prescribe for him, and how should we reproach ourselves, if we were to neglect any means in our power of contributing to his recovery! But "the mind diseased" is neglected and forgotten--"that is not our affair; we hope (we do not perhaps really believe) that here it is well with him." The truth is, we have no solicitude about his spiritual interest. Here he is treated like the unfortunate traveller in the Gospel; we look, upon him; we fee but too well his fad condition, but (Priest and Levite alike) we pass by on the other side, and leave him to the officious tenderness of some poor despised Samaritan.
(p. 189)
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William Wilberforce, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity, (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1797). <Link to ECCO><Link to 6th edition in Google Books>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.