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Date: 1789

"A passion like mine, makes the heart rebellious--it will love on--it will hope, in spite of the rules cold reason dictates"

— Inchbald [née Simpson], Elizabeth (1753-1821)

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Date: w. October, 1796; 1810

"Conscious the mortal stamp is on thy breast."

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1798

"Agatha's heart is to be your judge."

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

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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

"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: 1799

God may diffuse his light into our hearts

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

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

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (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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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.