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Date: 1713, 1719

"For in our Youth we commonly dress our Thoughts in the Mirrour of Self-Flattery, and expect that Heaven, Fortune, and the World, should cajole our Follies, as we do our own, and lay all Faults on others, and all Praise on our selves."

— Barker, Jane (1675-1743)

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Date: 1724, 1755

Reason's view is finite

— Tollet, Elizabeth (1694-1754)

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Date: 1733

Reason's "clear Mirror" can reflect the past actions and represent passions

— Masters, Mary (1694-1771)

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