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Date: 1800

"[I]f miseries pressed on thy brain too great for reason to support, would tend thee in the cell of madness, and even there derive more ecstasy from one kind look given in the transient intervals of sense, than all the unruffled pleasures that the world without thee can afford"

— Holman, Joseph George (1764-1817)

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Date: 1800

"The inner world, his microcosmus, is / The deep shaft, out of which they spring eternally."

— Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Date: 1800

"My sensibility, if not extinguished, was blunted"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My heart drooped and my tongue faultered, at this sight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Ellis was by no means hard of heart"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"The excursions of my fancy had sometimes carried me beyond the bounds prescribed by my situation, but they were, nevertheless, limited to that field to which I had once some prospect of acquiring a title"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My thoughts have ever hovered over the images of wife and children with more delight than over any other images"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

Ideas may assume shapes and keep an "immoveable place" in the mind and diffuse "around them an ineffable complacency."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Every sense was an inlet of pleasure, because it was an avenue to knowledge; and my soul brooded over the world of ideas, and glowed with exultation at the grandeur and beauty of its own creations"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Till this moment the uproar in Welbeck's mind appeared to hinder him from distinctly recognizing his visitant"

— 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.