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Date: 1798

Prejudices "are like old Wounds! when the weather changes they still smart"

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1798

"He sticks to his text I find; for he always begins his sermons by telling me what fine things I could do, if I would but give my soul elbow room"

— Brand, Hannah (d. 1821); Philippe Héricault Destouches (1680-1754)

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Date: 1798

"It matters not, though gen'rous in their nature, / They yet may serve a most ungen'rous end; / And he who teaches men to think, though nobly, / Doth raise within their minds a busy judge / To scan his actions."

— Baillie, Joanna (1762-1851)

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Date: 1798

"My mother I have never seen--never by affection's ties has she chained my soul to her's!"

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1798

"But I'm a Bust with Heart of Steel, / That can nor Pain nor Pleasure feel."

— Elizabeth [née Lady Elizabeth Berkeley], margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth [other married name Elizabeth Craven, Lady Craven] (1750-1828)

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Date: 1799

God may diffuse his light into our hearts

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

The inexpressible feeling may be engraved on a tear or on the heart

— Geisweiler, Maria (fl. 1799); Kotezebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"Your form is indelibly engraven on my heart."

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

One may have an "open look, in which goodness and a noble soul are deeply engraven"

— Geisweiler, Maria (fl. 1799); Kotezebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"They are brave fellows;--they have arms of iron, and hearts of wax."

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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