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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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Date: 1906

"Thy mind is like a mirror swung in space,/And whirling on a thread."

— Troubetzkoy, Amélie Rives [Princess Troubetzkoy] (1863–1945)

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