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Date: 1755

He that is ready to slip, is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease

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

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Date: 1755

Just as the stars "discover but the sky," reason's "glimmering ray / Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, / But guide us upward to a better day"

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

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Date: 1755

The heart may follow the "light of sound and sincere judgment, without either cloud of prejudice or mist of passion"

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

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Date: 1755

"The only true zeal is that which is guided by a good light in the head"

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

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Date: 1755

"Where beams of warm imagination play, / The memory's soft figures melt away"

— Pope [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.