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Date: 1716

"As self-love is an instinct planted in us for the good and safety of each particular person, the love of our country is impressed on our minds for the happiness and preservation of the community"

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1720

"Aristotle, indeed, affirms the Mind to be at first a mere Rasa Tabula; and that these Notions are not ingenite, and imprinted by the Finger of Nature, but by the latter and more languid Impressions of Sense; being only the Reports of Observation, and the Result of so many repeated ...

— South, Robert (1634-1716)

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