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Date: 1810

Two cause produce the vanishing of internal images; "viz. the mind not having dwelt upon the originals of those its pictures often enough to make their image strong and vivid after long absence; --and, its too frequently casting upon such inshrined resemblances, the dazzling light of fervent med...

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1810

"And let thy rage, with fancied wrongs insane, / Steel every thought with Delia's proud disdain"

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1810

"They form a picture, delicate of trait, / Soft as the scene now mirror'd in thy breast"

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1810

"And, sexual pride subdued, at length disown / The Salique Law for Wit and Fancy's throne!"

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1810

"This is Mr Brydone's own simile, and beyond any other which could have been chosen, brings to the mind's eye these peculiar effects of vision"

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1811

"Her hazle eye, unfix'd and bright, / Dazzles with ever-changing light, / Like flames toss'd by the wind; / Now swimming in quick-passing sadness, / Now laughing in her soul's pure gladness, / The mirror of her mind"

— Mitford, Mary Russell (1787-1855)

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Date: 1811

"To my soul let my friend be a mirror as true, / Thus my faults from all others conceal"

— Tighe, Mary (1772-1810)

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Date: 1812

The realms of mind are ruled by shades

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

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Date: 1812

Fancy may be kindled

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

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Date: 1813

The thought may be feasted and the mind filled with sweet sensations

— Cowley [née Parkhouse], Hannah (1743-1809)

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