"They say this town is full of cozenage, / Drug-working sorcerers that change the mind; / Soul-killing witches that deform the body; / And many such like libertines of sin."

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]


Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Printed by W. Strahan [etc.]
Date
1755
Metaphor
"They say this town is full of cozenage, / Drug-working sorcerers that change the mind; / Soul-killing witches that deform the body; / And many such like libertines of sin."
Metaphor in Context
They say this town is full of cozenage,
Drug-working sorcerers that change the mind;
Soul-killing witches that deform the body;
And many such like libertines of sin.
Provenance
Reading Johnson's and Bailey's dictionaries
Citation
Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which Are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. New York,: AMS Press, 1967.
Date of Entry
06/24/2004

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