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Date: 1744, 1772, 1795

"Need I urge / Thy tardy thought through all the various round / Of this existence, that thy softening soul / At length may learn what energy the hand / Of virtue mingles in the bitter tide / Of passion swelling with distress and pain, / To mitigate the sharp with gracious drops / Of cordial plea...

— Akenside, Mark (1720-1771)

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