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Date: 1799

"Your iron heart brings me to myself"

— Inchbald, Elizabeth (1753-1821); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"If I knew but of a key to his heart, my closet should be open to him directly

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

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Date: 1799

"My father!--my father!--why have you concealed yourself so long from your son?--why have you not sooner communicated joy to a bosom to which it has hitherto been a stranger?"

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

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Date: 1799

"They have their reward; it was born with them: a free, a noble heart, which no chains can confine, which amid all the horrors of imprisonment is still free."

— Lawrence, Rose (fl. 1799)

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Date: 1799

"And by him is our union also sanctioned!--love too first chained our hearts together, and nature drew the bond more closely."

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

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Date: 1799

"I saw you stand in chains before Pizarro; I heard you speak like an ancient Roman; and at that moment the chains glided from your hands to my heart."

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

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Date: 1799

"And by him is our union also sanctioned!--love too first chained our hearts together, and nature drew the bond more closely."

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

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Date: 1799

"You will not, by blasting the latter, render yourself unworthy of the former, and tear asunder the only bond which unites Elvira's heart to yours."

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

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Date: 1805

"Still is it the false coinage of my fears?"

— Baillie, Joanna (1762-1851)

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Date: 1825

"This hallowed day, in Hymen's golden bands / Which joined consenting hearts and willing hands."

— 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.