"Miss Mowbray's heart is made of softer materials."

— Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)

Place of Publication
Printed for T. Cadell
"Miss Mowbray's heart is made of softer materials."
Metaphor in Context
"Say rather," answered Fitz-Edward artfully, "that the interesting languor on the charming countenance of your friend, arises from the sensibility of her heart. She cannot surely see Delamere dying for her as he is, without feeling some disposition to answer a passion so ardent and sincere. I know it is impossible she should. It is only your Stoical prudence, your cold and unfeeling bosom, which can arm itself against all the enthusiasm of love, all the tenderness of friendship. Miss Mowbray's heart is made of softer materials; and were it not for the inhuman reserve you have taught her, poor Delamere had long since met a more suitable return to an attachment, of which almost any other woman would glory in being the object."
(I, p. 140)
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At least 6 entries in ESTC (1788, 1789, 1799).

Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle. By Charlotte Smith, 4 vols. (London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1788). <Link to ECCO>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.