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Date: 1800

Thoughts may receive an impulse and continue in motion in spite of solitude and darkness

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My soul drooped at the prospect"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

" The abrupt recovery of what had been deemed irretrievable, would naturally produce this effect upon a mind of a certain texture"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"I fear my heart would droop as often as that other image should occur to my fancy"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The mind may be in "too great a tumult for deliberation and forecast"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The soul may be thrown into tumults

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Her mind was indeed more fertile than my own in those topics which take away its keenest edge from affliction."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"I merely write to allay those tumults which our necessary separation produces; to aid me in calling up a little patience, till the time arrives, when our persons, like our minds, shall be united forever."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1801

The heart may bear a "fair image"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

Heaven "Braces each nerve, and stamps with energy his soul"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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