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Date: 1761, 1790

"Our reason judges better than our eyes"

— Jenyns, Soame (1704-1787); Browne, Isaac Hawkins (1706-1760)

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Date: 1762

"'Rest thou,' I said, 'behind my shield; rest in peace, thou beam of light! the gloomy chief of Sora will fly, if Fingal's arm is like his soul."

— Ossian; Macpherson, James (1736-1796)

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Date: 1770

"I could not look upon his mangled corse: / I saw his mangled corse in my mind's eye."

— Stockdale, Percival (1736-1811)

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