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Date: 1734

"Alas! that I shou'd view your Heart in the Mirror of my own!"

— Cooke, Thomas (1703-1756); Terence (c. 190 - 159 B.C.)

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Date: 1739

"Yes, Speech is Animi Index, & Speculum; 'tis the Interpreter of the Heart, 'tis the Image of the Soul."

— Baker, Henry (1698-1774); Miller James (1706-1744); Molière (1622-1673)

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Date: 1799

"If the countenance were the mirror of the soul, as some people will have it--"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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