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Date: 1791, 1792

"For thou to me canst sov'reign bliss impart, / Thy mind my empire--and my throne thy heart."

— Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)

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Date: 1793, 1806

"Truth can derive no eminence from birth, / Rich in the proud supremacy of worth; / Its blest dominion vast and unconfin'd, / Its crown eternal, and its throne the mind!"

— Robinson [Née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1758-1800)

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Date: 1794

A fiend may set "reason up for judge / Of our most holy Mystery"

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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