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Date: 1782

"The representations of Mr. Monckton had cruelly mortified her; well acquainted with his knowledge of the world, and wholly unsuspicious of his selfish motives, she gave to his assertions involuntary credit, and even while she attempted to combat them, they made upon her mind an impression scarce...

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"She made not, however, the least impression upon his mind; he assured her he doubted not giving her shortly a good account of himself, and that living in the country was a resource of desperation which need not be anticipated."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"This letter contained a most passionate avowal of the impression she had made on his heart the preceding evening, and an angry complaint that Mr. Harrel had refused to hear his proposals."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"She then went back to Mrs. Harrel, leaving, however, an impression upon the mind of Sir Robert, that made him no longer dare dispute her commands."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"He read in her countenance the dejection of disappointment, which impressed upon his heart the vivacity of hope."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"Any scheme of worldly happiness would have sickened and disgusted her; but her mind was just in the situation to be impressed with elevated piety, and to adopt any design in which virtue humoured melancholy."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"The conversation, therefore, ended with new discontent to himself, and with an impression upon the mind of Cecilia, that though he was zealous and friendly, he was somewhat too worldly and suspicious."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1782

"The torture he had suffered in believing, though only for a few moments, that the terror he had given to Cecilia had affected her intellects, made even a deeper impression upon his imagination, than the scene of fury and death, which had occasioned that terror."

— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)

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Date: 1788

"There are many minds that only receive impressions through the medium of the sense: to them did Mary address herself; she made her some presents, and promised to assist her when they should arrive in England."

— Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

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Date: 1788

"The heavy tale lasted until midnight, and the impression it made on Mary's mind was so strong, that it banished sleep till towards morning; when tired nature sought forgetfulness, and the soul ceased to ruminate about many things."

— Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

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