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Date: 1799

"My fancy readily depicted the progress and completion of this tragedy."

— 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

"Immured in these dreary meditations, the night passed away."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"I reflected that the source of all energy, and even of life, is seated in the thought"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

Thoughts may be superseded by a "tide of new sensations"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My brain was usurped by some benumbing power, and my limbs refused to support me."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"To meet him, after so long a separation, here, and in these circumstances, was so unlooked-for and abrupt and event, and revived a tribe of such hateful impulses and agonizing recollections, that a total revolution seemed to have been reflected in my frame."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"A sinking at my heart, as if it had been penetrated my a dagger seized me"

— 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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Date: 1799

"The influence of this thought was like the infusion of a new soul into my frame."

— 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.