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Date: 1798

"The original plan of Mary, respecting her residence in France, had no precise limits in the article of duration; the single purpose she had in view being that of an endeavour to heal her distempered mind."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"If with big meaning pregnant Fancy teem'd; / If o'er each thought, the light of Genius beam'd; / If quick Perception new ideas found, / And lent to verse new luxuries of sound [...]"

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"No more to that insatiate mind impart / The breast of learning, and the food of art."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"There is of Humorists an endless race, / And Mind appears as various as Face."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798

"Our minds shall drink at every pore / The spirit of the season"

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1798

"'That we can feed this mind of ours, / 'In a wise passiveness."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1799

"My heart was lightened of its wonted burthen, and I laboured to invent some harmless explication of the scene I had witnessed the preceding night."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

The heart may be "lightened of its usual weight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"The sympathy, however, had proved contagious, and the stranger turned away his face to hide his own tears."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"These images now gave birth to a third conception, which darted on my benighted understanding like an electrical flash."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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