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Date: 1763

"I recollect those dear moments of confidence and friendship engraved for ever on my heart."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1763

"The graces of that form are lost, those lips have ceased to utter the generous sentiments of the noblest heart which ever beat; but never will his varied perfections be blotted from the mind of his father."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1763

"What a day have I passed! may the idea of it be ever blotted from my mind!"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1765

"I fancy that blanks would do still better, as some authors have lately used them, merely to make up bulk, and stuff life's volume."

— Griffith, Elizabeth (1720-1793)

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Date: 1769

"What gratitude do we not owe to heaven! may the sense of it be for ever engraven on our hearts!"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1770

"Mr. Falkland began with beseeching lord V--- to blot from his memory his past ill conduct, for which he expressed the sincerest contrition"

— Sheridan [née Chamberlaine], Frances (1724-1766)

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Date: 1773

"Though you are so happy as to have parents, who are both capable and desirous of giving you all proper instruction, yet I, who love you so tenderly, cannot help fondly wishing to contribute something, if possible, to your improvement and welfare: and, as I am so far separated from you, that it i...

— Mulso [later Chapone], Hester (1727-1801)

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Date: 1773

"The great laws of morality are indeed written in our hearts, and may be discovered by reason: but our reason is of slow growth, very unequally dispensed to different persons, liable to error, and confined within very narrow limits in all."

— Mulso [later Chapone], Hester (1727-1801)

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Date: 1773

"With respect to all these, the best direction that can be given is to fix on some periods or epochas, which, by being often mentioned and thought of, explained and referred to, will at last be so deeply engraven on the memory, that they will be ready to present themselves whenever you call for t...

— Mulso [later Chapone], Hester (1727-1801)

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Date: 1773

"Smooth like her verse her passions learned to move, / And her whole soul was harmony and love."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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