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Date: 1800

The heart may overflow "with joy not unmingled with regrets and trepidation"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My sensibility, if not extinguished, was blunted"

— 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

"You see, though a man, I use your privilege, and prefer knitting yarn to threshing my brain with a book or the barn-floor with a flail"

— 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

"Others, unemployed, were strolling to and fro, and testified to their vacancy of thought and care by humming or whistling a tune."

— 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

Thoughts may be kept in "perpetual motion"

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