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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Some turbulent Othello's vainly try / To curb the green-eyed monster Jealousy."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"The government of Head and Heart soon chang'd, / All former plans of thinking were derang'd; / Cupid's fond garrison was put to route, / Hypothesis march'd in, and Love march'd out."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Thou Friendship art the most exalted guest, / The noblest inmate of the human breast!"

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1799

"My mind was thronged with the images flowing from my late late adventures."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"Kourakin will be happy with the object of his wishes!--a blessing, to which my heart must be a stranger"

— Hoare, Prince (1755-1834); Comtesse de Genlis (1737-1793)

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Date: 1799

In Fancy's "filial train," inspiration rides foremost and "Myriads of spruce ideas crowd the rear."

— Grainger, James (1721-1766)

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Date: 1799

"A country is only a family on a larger scale; and transient, indeed, must that unanimity be, when inclination is law, and the various passions of the mind are suffer'd to run riot"

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"The pen is a pacifyer. It checks the mind's career; it circumscribes her wanderings."

— 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.