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Date: 1791, 1794

"[B]ut the poor girl by thoughtless passion led astray, who, in parting with her honour, has forfeited the esteem of the very man to whom she has sacrificed every thing dear and valuable in life, feels his indifference in the fruit of her own folly, and laments her want of power to recall his los...

— Rowson, Susanna (1762-1828)

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Date: 1793

"If, with the 'mind's eye,' she had a taste to travel through distant kingdoms and take a retrospective view of past events, she might nourish that fondness for variety so predominant with human nature, and in the indulgence of this disposition be happy."

— Anonymous [By an American Lady]

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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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Date: 1800

The face may be an index of an honest mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The passions may be supplied with food

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

One may be buried in thought

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may be sore

— 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.