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Date: 1789

Books are "Food chiefly for the mind"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1789

"Minds are never to be sold"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: April 2, 1789

"Think, ye masters, iron-hearted, / Lolling at your jovial boards, / Think how many backs have smarted / For the sweets your cane affords."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

The mind's fortitude may be as secret as the stubborn rock

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

The mind may be oppress'd with "weight of care"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

The mind may be milky

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

The mind may be rent as when two adverse winds vex and blow the sable flood

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

Gods are "swift as the traveller's thought"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

"He spake, and at his words grief like a cloud / Involved the mind of Hector dark around"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1791

One may have a "milky mind"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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