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Date: 1734

"No; only he, who gave the blind their Sight, / Can fix interiour Eyes on heavenly Light"

— Adam [Adams], Jean (1710-1765)

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Date: w. 1774-6, 1921

"As to the brutes it [whipping] inflicts no wound on their mind, whose Natures seem made to bear it, and whose sufferings are not attended with shame or pain beyond the present moment."

— Schaw, Janet (c. 1731-c. 1801)

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Date: 1808

"She'd touch the callous mind, unus'd to feel, / With savage virtue, and the lawless zeal"

— Grant [née MacVicar], Anne (1755-1838)

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Date: 1962

"Sandy screwed her eyes even smaller in the effort of seeing with her mind."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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