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Date: 1794

"I shall look, and cannot see you; shall try to recollect your features--and the impression will be fled from my imagination;--to hear the tones of your voice, and even memory will be silent!--I cannot, cannot leave you!"

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1794

"She now endeavoured to chase away the impressions they had left on her fancy."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1794

"The remembrance of that smile seemed impressed on Emily's mind for ever."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1794

"Emily, whose mind was deeply impressed by the chief circumstance of Annette's relation, was unwilling to be left alone, in the present state of her spirits; but, to avoid offending Madame Montoni, and betraying her own weakness, she struggled to overcome the illusions of fear, and dismissed Anne...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"These objects so familiar to her, had in the imagination of Vivaldi acquired somewhat of the sacred character she had impressed upon his heart, and affected him in some degree as her presence would have done."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"From this moment Vivaldi seemed to have arisen into a new existence; the whole world to him was Paradise; that smile seemed impressed upon his heart for ever."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"Meanwhile, the deep impression made by his unknown tormentor, the monk, and especially by the prediction of the death of Bianchi, remained upon his mind, and he once more determined to ascertain, if possible, the true nature of this portentous visitant, and what were the motives which induced hi...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"The silence and deep repose of the landscape served to impress this character more awfully on the heart, and while Ellena sat wrapt in the thoughtfulness it promoted, the vesper-service of the monks, breathing softly from the cathedral above, came to her ear; it was a music which might be said t...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"Its highly-vaulted aisles, extending in twilight perspective, where a monk, or a pilgrim only, now and then crossed, whose dark figures, passing without sound, vanished like shadows; the universal stillness of the place, the gleam of tapers from the high altar, and of lamps, which gave a gloomy ...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"The impression, which his look had left on her mind, so wholly engaged her in conjecture, that a considerable time elapsed before she remembered that he had brought the refreshment she so much required; but, as she now lifted it to her lips, a horrible suspicion arrested her hand; it was not, ho...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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