A woman's heart may be the judge

— Thompson, Benjamin (1776-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

Place of Publication
Printed by J. Wright for Vernor and Hood
1800, 1801
A woman's heart may be the judge
Metaphor in Context
Is the suit, then, at an end? Is your conscience silent?

Still as a mouse. I only wish the first interview was over. I feel as much ashamed of first meeting Wilhelmina's eye, as a thief when obliged to appear before the person whom he has defrauded.

Be at ease. Wilhelmina's heart is the judge.

And (why should I not confess it?) prejudices resemble wounds, which, though as nearly healed as possible, smart when any alteration takes place in the weather. I--I am ashamed--of confessing all these circumstances --to my daughter--to the Count--to my servants. I wish it were over. I should not like to see Wilhelmina--I should not like to resign myself entirely to joy, till I have explained every thing to--Holla! Francis!
Searching "heart" and "judge" in HDIS (Drama)
2 entries in ESTC (1800).

Text from vol. II of The German Theatre, Translated by Benjamin Thompson, 6 vols. (London: Printed by J. Wright for Vernor and Hood, 1801).

See also Lovers' Vows; or, the Natural Son. A Drama, in Five Acts. Translated from the German of Augustus Von Kotzebue, by Benjamin Thompson, Esq. (London: Printed by T. Maiden, for Vernor and Hood, 1800).
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.