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Date: 1755

The "brain doth lodge the pow'rs of sense" and makes passions spring in the heart by mutual love

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

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Date: 1755

"She through the porch and inlet of each sense / Dropt in ambrosial oils till she reviv'd."

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

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Date: 1755

"The brain contains ten thousand cells, / In each some active fancy dwells."

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

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Date: 1755

Mine eyes he clos'd, but open left the cell, / Of fancy, my internal sight.

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

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